January 2017

Psychology Today Magazine January 2017

Freeing Up

2-Minute Memoir: Freeing Up

By Jeremy Sherman Ph.D.
Inherited wealth felt more like a burden than a blessing to a young man.
Image: Luen Yang

Eccentric's Corner: All-American Angst

By Gary Drevitch
Gene Luen Yang is launching a radical new take on America's most iconic hero.
Image: red origami crane

Rough Day? Hit Reset

By Matthew Hutson
We're equipped with a number of tools to annihilate stress and grow from conflict.
Illustration: Iconic moments in romance films

What Love Really Looks Like

By Matt Huston, Bethany Radcliff
How our lofty ideas about love relate to the real thing.
A Double-Edged Hormone

A Double-Edged Hormone

By Matt Huston
Testosterone may spur both benevolent acts and aggressive ones.
Passion’s Frontier

Passion’s Frontier

By Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana
Author Carrie Jenkins explores the forces that limit and expand notions of romantic love.
Cause for Hope

Cause for Hope

By Shira Polan
A better understanding of suicide risk and the protective role of connectedness is emerging.
Image: Candles slowly burning out

Dispatches From the End of Life

By Matt Huston
Medical advances have shifted the boundary between life and death.
Little Kids Are Already Judging You

Little Kids Are Already Judging You

By Joshua Alvarez
Young children are surprisingly skilled at evaluating other people.
Welcome to Beard City

Welcome to Beard City

By Matt Huston
Does population size influence the popularity of facial hair?

Nature's Bounty: Palate and Possibility

By Hara Estroff Marano
One of the most important ways humans adapt to their environments: via the stomach.

Supplemental Science: The Case for Choline

By Hara Estroff Marano
Most Americans get nowhere near enough choline.