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By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on April 11, 2019 in Brainstorm
A recent study examined the awareness—or lack thereof—people have about in-the-moment personality impressions.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If extraversion leads to positive social outcomes, why are there so many introverts? Here's how to understand trait diversity from an evolutionary perspective.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 27, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new report highlights several methods that hold promise.
By Jenn Granneman on February 27, 2019 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
A recent study found a surprising connection between introversion and good grammar — and revealed why introverts might be the ultimate sticklers.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 20, 2019 in Canine Corner
New evidence shows that important personality traits, such as aggressiveness and trainability, show age-related changes in dogs.
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 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 Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 30, 2018 in Media Spotlight
New research into agreeableness and financial success yields some surprises.
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 Matthew Hutson on September 17, 2018 in Psyched!
Before you start calling yourself a Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, or Charlotte, let’s see what researchers really found.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 18, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People high in the "Dark Triad" traits are not exactly known for their manners. New research suggests tips for improving their etiquette.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on August 08, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
To advance the theory of natural selection, Darwin needed more than intelligence. Here is an analysis of his personality.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 24, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Many people assume that borderline personality disorder is a permanent condition — but new research shows the surprising ways that people with this disorder can, and do, change.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 17, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The aptly named Type A Behavior Pattern typifies the desire to be “best,” based on a competitive, hard-driving style. New research shows the equally important role of being Type D.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on July 01, 2018 in Culture Conscious
A new subfield aims to construct "a psychology of place" by identifying and explaining the clustering of psychological phenomena in particular locales. Are they onto something?
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on June 03, 2018 in Life, Refracted
How well do you understand your own and a loved one's impulses, motives, behavior? Consider the nine dimensions of temperament and ways in which they affect us to provide insight.
By Louise L. Hayes Ph.D. on May 22, 2018 in The Flourishing Teen
What if the fear you carry is nested in ancient history? New perspectives on human history can help us understand how to nurture a kinder society for us and our young people.
By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on April 23, 2018 in Ritual and the Brain
Does FOMO get you down? Knowing its psychological basis can help you better understand how to predicts its causes and effects.
By Yellowlees Douglas Ph.D. on April 09, 2018 in How Writing Works
Why unexpectedness trumps data, or how irrationality makes the news.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 26, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
The word charisma is a blanket term for a set of behaviors or traits a person has that make them engaging and cause others to want to listen to them and follow them.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 15, 2018 in Talking Apes
A new study finds that husbands and wives change their personalities as they adapt to the demands of married life.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 10, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Having a relationship with a toxic person is bad enough, but when your boss is toxic, there’s even more at stake. New research shows how the toxic manage to succeed.
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on March 07, 2018 in Psychiatry for the People
Neuroticism is a double-edged sword. Recent research suggests what specific areas we need to target to capitalize on positive aspects of this remarkable personality trait.
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