There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The topic of narcissism is popular in the scholarly and popular literature these days. Here is how we actually measure the trait and interpret individual scores.
By Jack Pemment MA, MS on January 13, 2019 in Blame the Amygdala
The need to identify possible acts of necrophilia and necrophilic desires and intentions is crucial, and not just for law enforcement.
By Neel Burton M.D. on January 03, 2019 in Hide and Seek
Successful versus unsuccessful psychopaths.
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on January 02, 2019 in Checkpoints
One textbook suggests we learn from Hitler's high self-esteem that self-esteem is no bridge to ethical behavior. But is Hitler's self-esteem just another fable we tell students?
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on January 01, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
How do you explain human behavior? The unified approach claims three processes are key: investment, influence, and justification.
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 December 29, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Anger that’s difficult to control becomes problematic for men with borderline personality disorder. New research explores what’s different about their brains.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on December 28, 2018 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
Bullies tend to have high-conflict personalities. They are predictable, impulsive, and rigid thinkers. Here's a few tips for dealing with them in negotiations.
By Jenn Granneman on December 21, 2018 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
Your child would rather stand back and watch than play with other kids, and she spends a lot of time alone. Congratulations: you've got an introvert.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in One Among Many
Is your perception of yourself too positive?
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on December 12, 2018 in Insight Is 20/20
I am often asked, "What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?" There's no good answer, because it's a bad question that must be reframed.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Living Single
New research shows that people who enjoy time alone have a different profile of psychological health than people who spend time alone to avoid others.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
The DSM maps the personality disorders into clusters (A, B, and C). This blog organizes them into their polar opposites (e.g., Narcissistic is the opposite of Avoidant).
By Sophia Dembling on December 06, 2018 in The Introvert's Corner
Friendship is important and requires maintenance. Don't let introvert power weaken your bonds with others.
By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on December 05, 2018 in Bipolar You
Distinguishing the roles of mood, environment, and personality in the lives of those living with bipolarity.
By Christine B. L. Adams MD on December 01, 2018 in Living on Automatic
Do you know people who throw up their hands and refuse to deal with life's problems, or are you one of them? Discover the upsides and downsides of "low-copers."
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on November 29, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
Narcissists who are especially effective at winning the affection and praise of others may also leave a trail of broken relationships.
By Kevin Mitchell, Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in Innate
If we all come with pre-wired traits, and adaptations based on our past experiences, are our decisions ever truly free?
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 Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in The Social Thinker
Most know what a male psychopath looks like. But female psychopaths are far harder to identify. Here are two key differences to help you spot the female psychopath in your life.
By Robert Berezin M.D. on November 09, 2018 in The Theater of the Brain
Understanding the role that genetic temperament plays in how specific psychiatric symptoms are created.
By Thomas S Bateman D.B.A. on November 08, 2018 in Getting Proactive
Ever think, "I should've been more proactive"? Or we, or she, or he should have been? This could help.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 08, 2018 in Don't Delay
Sleep quality is related to many important health outcomes, but this recent study shows that it’s also related to wasting time at work, at least for those low in self-control.
By Nick Chater Ph.D. on November 03, 2018 in The Mind Is Flat
We sometimes feel we know fictional characters better than we know our friends, or even ourselves. Perhaps we're on to something.