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By Matt Huston on May 31, 2019 in Brainstorm
From personality traits to confirmation bias: Seven scientists share what they consider solid insights about people and how we behave.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on May 29, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A study finds that people involved in BDSM have healthy sex lives, especially those in the dominant role.
By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on May 22, 2019 in Making Meaning
The DSM-5 continues to be the primary diagnostic manual for mental illness. Can one of these alternative unseat it in a diagnostic game of thrones?
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on May 16, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research deepens our understanding of who dreams and why.
By Christine B. L. Adams M.D. on May 12, 2019 in Living on Automatic
Do you worry you are not emotionally normal? Stop wearing yourself down. Discover the myth of normality.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 26, 2019 in Social Instincts
There is mounting evidence that psilocybin can effectively treat depression.
By Blake Griffin Edwards on April 20, 2019 in Progress Notes
We must be careful not to overestimate the precision of any personality model. On the other hand, human personalities are not merely irreducible one-offs.
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.
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