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By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on March 19, 2019 in Canine Corner
New data shows why people care more about dogs than cats. However, it is only true if the dogs don't act like cats.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Much has been made of research on the Dark Triad of personality, but a new set of studies takes an alternative approach. Meet the Light Triad.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Don't Delay
Emotionally intense people can swing between highly positive and highly negative emotions. Does this affect procrastination? I think it does.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in How To Do Life
Becoming likeable without subverting your integrity.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shame
Christopher Lasch long ago identified a pervasive "culture of narcissism." American culture today instead displays features more characteristic of borderline personality disorder.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 09, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
By definition, narcissism is a quality that would seem to make productive relationships impossible. New research shows that, under the right circumstances, narcissism isn’t so bad.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 05, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Questions about Michael Jackson's personal life focus on whether he was a pedophile. The film underscores a deeper question about the overlap between pedophiles and psychopaths.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 02, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A study finds that gender differences in support for legalizing marijuana reflect whether one has ever used it oneself.
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 Seth Meyers Psy.D. on February 27, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Children who won't follow the rules may have one of several diagnoses. Parents can cope with each and protect their own mental health.
By Arthur J. Clark Ed.D. on February 26, 2019 in Dawn of Memories
A quick take on 10 compelling qualites of the first memories of life.
By Benedict Jones Ph.D. on February 26, 2019 in Face Facts
We may assess these two key traits when meeting someone new.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
“Happiness has less to do with what you have than with what you want."
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 Glenn Geher Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If people prefer social and mating partners who are kind and selfless, why are there so many jerks out there? An evolutionary perspective can help us understand why.
By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Intimately Connected
Insecure patterns of attachment may impair sexual functioning in romantic relationships.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on February 14, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Making sure projects are wrapped up before heading home is a great quality in a worker, but research suggests it may get in the way of performance and job satisfaction.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
Shame and guilt are warning signs that your behavior has either let you or someone else down. Shame, though, locks you in place, while guilt may propel you forward in a good way.
By Jen Kim on February 08, 2019 in Valley Girl With a Brain
How social comparison theory makes us human.
By Julia Shaw Ph.D. on February 07, 2019 in Making Evil
We have gone to great lengths to both mystify and monsterize psychopaths. It's time to dispel these six common misconceptions.
By Christopher Mruk, Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in Authentic Self-Esteem and Well-Being
Gender, culture, and self-esteem: Are they connected—and if so, how?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 02, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The idea that introverts would be happier if they could only become extraverts fits common-sense notions about personality. A new experimental study challenges that belief.
By David Rettew M.D. on January 26, 2019 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Are the genes that make kids “active” the same ones that make kids “hyperactive?” What about sadness and depression? A new study adds weight to the spectrum model of behavior.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The topic of narcissism is common in the scholarly and popular literature these days. Here is how we actually measure the trait and interpret individual scores.