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By Jean Kim M.D. on June 12, 2019 in Culture Shrink
Narcissistic personality disorder's wide clinical variability may reflect three major subtypes that help people understand its complex presentation and prognosis.
By Kevin Mitchell, Ph.D. on June 10, 2019 in Innate
Children are not blank slates. But that doesn't mean they're hardwired.
By Vijayeta Sinh Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Life in Balance
Is your self-created identity of being good, great, fantastic and amazing wearing you out? How not to wear perfectionism like a badge of honor.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on June 04, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research adds two new "chronotypes" to the familiar morning/night dichotomy.
By Adrian Pecotic M.A. on June 04, 2019 in Synapses, Sanity, Society
Do cults of personality still exist? How do they influence today's politics in the United States and abroad?
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 Andre Sólo on May 28, 2019 in Highly Sensitive Refuge
If you're sensitive to your environment and get overwhelmed easily, it could be either one—but there are striking differences.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on May 26, 2019 in Out of the Ooze
What happens when everyone thinks they're smarter than everyone else? The inability to imagine that you are wrong may be undermining civil political discourse in America.
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 Kelly Campbell Ph.D. on May 20, 2019 in More Than Chemistry
The Games of Thrones series taught us many things, including these five lessons.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 18, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Everyone needs connection, but not everyone can fulfill that need. A new study of borderline personality patients shows what contributes to their isolation.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on May 16, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research deepens our understanding of who dreams and why.
By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on May 15, 2019 in The Teen Doctor
People readily label others "boring," but less often evaluate their own conversational style so as to prevent this social sin.
By Mark Leary Ph.D. on May 13, 2019 in Toward a Less Egoic World
The concept of ego pops up throughout psychology. Learn the differences among egoism, egotism, egocentrism, and egoicism.
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 May 09, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research examines women's personality trajectories from mid- to later-life.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on May 06, 2019 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
There are several reasons that people elect leaders who will harm them and their community. But there are also several warning signs.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 04, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The term “midlife crisis” persists in the popular press even though research fails to support its validity. Another new term has appeared—but does it make sense?
By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on April 30, 2019 in Fellow Creatures
Are people with neurotic personalities more likely to have anxious cats? This study shows the link between owner personality and their cat’s behavior.
By Sophia Dembling on April 29, 2019 in The Introvert's Corner
A career consultant's tips for introverts to rock the job interview, and the job.
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 Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in Between the Sheets
Is monogamy natural, and are you any good at it?
By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D. on April 13, 2019 in Mr. Personality
Imagine a world in which we need to put in place quotas to help men become leaders. According to science, this would make a great deal of sense.
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