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By Linda Wasmer Andrews on January 28, 2019 in Minding the Body
Primary care providers may one day routinely measure personality traits, just like they check blood pressure and cholesterol levels. But there would be challenges.
By Christopher Bergland on January 28, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Since the early 1990s, song lyrics that reflect anger and sadness have become increasingly prevalent on Billboard's "Hot 100" music charts.
By Ingo Zettler Ph.D. on January 21, 2019 in Individual Differences
Which personality characteristics affect cheating? This is what recent large-scale meta-analyses and re-analyses tell us.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 15, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
If you had to characterize the ideal personality, what criteria would you use? New research shows that experts agree on 4 basic qualities that can make you truly healthy.
By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in Dating and Mating
Find out which factors are associated with increased sexual frequency and more satisfying sexual experiences.
By Thomas S Bateman D.B.A. on January 10, 2019 in Getting Proactive
You are not confined by "traits." Anyone can break out with free traits.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 31, 2018 in ExperiMentations
New research suggests authenticity isn't what we think it may be, and provides thought-provoking data about what it may be.
By Jerold J. Kreisman M.D. on December 26, 2018 in I Hate You, Don't Leave Me
Re-evaluating how we understand personality disorders allows clinicians to focus on treating, rather than defining, dysfunction.
By Kimberly Key on December 18, 2018 in Counseling Keys
Crossing the divide between sports fanatics and those who are mystified by them.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 18, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Personality disorders are increasingly being understood as dimensions, not types. New research shows the importance of this perspective for borderline personality disorder.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 11, 2018 in ExperiMentations
New research provides surprising insights on how relationship conflict and couples satisfaction is influenced by personality.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on December 10, 2018 in Toxic Relationships
Beware of the Dark Triad and getting involved with someone who has a malevolent personalty. Learn the traits, don't doubt yourself. Get help, and protect yourself.
By Ryne A. Sherman Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in The Situation Lab
Are employers getting catfished by job applicants?
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in Media Spotlight
Classified as a toothed whale, orcas are actually a species of oceanic dolphins as well as remarkable predators. But do they have personality traits like humans do?
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on November 26, 2018 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A study finds that regional temperatures are associated with personality traits in a sort of "Goldilocks effect": mild environments may have beneficial effects on development.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 17, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
New research shows how your own sensitivities and personality can influence the problems you experience in relationships.
By Christopher Bergland on November 14, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
We're all narcissistic to a degree. But two recent studies have identified previously unrecognized benefits associated with subclinical narcissism.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on October 30, 2018 in Life, Refracted
Contemplating the holiday season with dread or delight? Insights into your own personality and that of your traveling companion may help you expand your capacities to cope.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 30, 2018 in Media Spotlight
New research into agreeableness and financial success yields some surprises.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on October 22, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Are you a cat-lover? Two research-based elements which shape human-feline bonding.
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on October 17, 2018 in Curious?
With the rise of positive psychology, there has been a surge of research on strengths and a call for incorporating it into clinical work. We offer some rethinking.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on October 13, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People’s attitudes toward money are an important part of life, but rarely looked at in psychology. New research shows why being mean might actually pay off.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on October 05, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The Ten-Item Personality Inventory was designed as a super-quick measure of the Big Five personality traits, which define the foundation of one’s personality.
By Christopher Bergland on October 05, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Are you stuck in a rut of loop-like thinking? New research suggests that being pushed outside the “normality” of day-to-day life may increase cognitive flexibility and creativity.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on October 02, 2018 in Out of the Ooze
Personality traits can be good predictors of behavior, but not always. How can we tell when they will be useful?
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