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  1. science of us
    How to Let Go of Pointless Mental AnguishAaand done! Releasing the worst-case scenario “truth” I torture myself with.
  2. science of us
    Can Novels Help Us Care More About Climate Change?Even though it’s already impacting our lives, climate change is scarcely mentioned in fiction.
  3. science of us
    The Irreversible Horror of Being ForgottenIt hurts more than we’d like to admit.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    Can’t You Take a Joke?On the laughter Dr. Christine Blasey Ford can’t forget.
  5. science of us
    Why Can’t I Stop Watching These Soap-Cutting Videos?And does this count as ASMR?
  6. science of us
    This Is the Age When Your Self-Esteem PeaksIt stays at its highest point for a full decade.
  7. psychology
    Goats Like It When You Smile at Them, Extremely Heartwarming Study Says“Goats can distinguish between happy and angry images of the same person.”
  8. science of us
    When Your Name Doesn’t Feel Like YouBelieving that your name doesn’t fit your personality can cause its own kind of constant impostor syndrome.
  9. science of us
    8 Women on Their Earliest (and Possibly Made Up) MemoriesNearly half of people say the first thing they remember happened at an age that’s impossible for adults to recall.
  10. science of us
    Do You Freak Out When Your Friend Picks Up the Check?You’re in good company.
  11. science of us
    When Does Your Adult Personality Kick In?The science of those “on-brand” childhood stories taking over Twitter.
  12. the skin we're in
    What Your Ability to Handle Pimple-Popping Videos Says About YouIt’s fine to get excited about watching someone else squeeze some zits.
  13. psychology
    The Personality Trait That Determines Whether You’re Good With MoneyIt’s called ‘self-efficacy.’
  14. science of us
    Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to HappinessThe most talked-about college course in America isn’t about making money or saving the world. It’s about how to be truly happy. We took it for you.
  15. science of us
    5 Ways Personality Changes in the First Year of MarriageIt’s kind of a mixed bag.
  16. new mom
    What ‘Mommy Brain’ Really Looks LikeNo, giving birth doesn’t turn your brain to mush.
  17. science of us
    A Psychologist Explains Why the Vanderpump Rules Cast Is So AppealingIt’s not about the pasta.
  18. science of us
    I’m Obsessed With Reading Strangers’ ObituariesTaking a psychological deep dive into my own weird habit.
  19. science of us
    How Scientists Invented a Test to Measure Hurt Feelings“We found social pain could be as strongly felt as physical pain.”
  20. science of us
    Birthdays Are Like Your Own Personal Annual ReviewAnd I hate them.
  21. science of us
    How to Be Better at UncertaintyMaybe this advice will work, maybe it won’t.
  22. science of us
    The Complicated Grief That Comes With Being a Burglary VictimLosing the heirlooms my aunt had left for me felt like losing her all over again.
  23. good/better/best
    Teach Yourself to Have a Better Sense of DirectionAdvice for anyone who’s always getting lost.
  24. science of us
    The Shy Person’s Guide to Being the Center of AttentionFor times when it’s unavoidable.
  25. stoneman shooting
    The Psychological Explanation for Why We Become Desensitized to Mass ShootingsIt’s a self-perpetuating cycle: The worse things get, the quicker we tend to grow numb.
  26. science of us
    How to Survive a Cringe AttackAnd why embarrassing memories come back to haunt you.
  27. couples therapy
    A Relationship Expert Psychoanalyzes Phantom Thread’s Twisted RomanceAn expert answers all our burning questions about Reynolds and Alma’s unusual courtship.
  28. science of us
    Millennials Are the Perfectionist GenerationThey report higher levels of pressure to be perfect than past generations.
  29. science of us
    Should I Forking Force Myself to Swear More?The psychological case for cursing.
  30. psychology
    Why the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Lady Bird Feels So RealLady Bird is the rare film that fully acknowledges the complexity of parent-child relationships.
  31. what your therapist really thinks
    Dear Therapist: ‘My Therapist Won’t Let Me Break Up With Her!’We’ve all been in situations where we convince ourselves that we can’t leave.
  32. what your therapist really thinks
    Dear Therapist: ‘Is Couples Therapy a Waste of Time?’In this week’s What Your Therapist Really Thinks, a skeptic questions whether couples counseling actually works.
  33. coping diaries
    The Freelance Writer Using LSD for Depression“Three days a week, I take 4.5 micrograms before breakfast.”
  34. what your therapist really thinks
    ‘I Feel Bad Because My Friends Aren’t Attractive!’It’s hard to have a friendship in which one person feels superior.
  35. science of us
    If Becoming Invested in Strangers’ Lives Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be RightThe allure of the parasocial relationship.
  36. science of us
    Untangling the Complicated, Controversial Legacy of Sigmund FreudA new book adds to a long-standing debate over what, if anything, modern psychology owes him.
  37. Was Anyone Else Worried They Were Going to Look Directly at the Eclipse?It’s like the inexplicable urge to jump off a bridge.
  38. The Psychological Trait That Will Help You Brush Off CriticismThat’s not necessarily a good thing.
  39. what your therapist really thinks
    ‘Why Is It So Hard to Change?’What Your Therapist Really Thinks: This week’s column.
  40. investigations
    4 Psychology Experts on Why Alex Jones Is Always Taking His Shirt OffAfter it emerged that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones allegedly took his shirt off during family therapy, we got curious.
  41. popular
    Why Everyone Loves the Alpha GirlPsychologists deconstruct the power of the most popular girl in school.
  42. How We Learn to Exclude PeopleSocial psychologists explain why we can’t all just get along.
  43. religion
    Why Psychology Is Such a Young ScienceWhen the soul becomes the mind.
  44. It’s Unbelievable How Many Americans Don’t Use All Their Vacation TimeAnd you won’t believe their reasons for shirking it.
  45. Why People Love(d) Power Posing: A Science of Us ConversationThis is a bomb going off in the center of the thought leadership–industrial complex.
  46. hunger games
    Hunger Might Be the Most Powerful Motivator on EarthIt’s stronger than thirst, fear, or social needs.
  47. You Will Probably Refuse, But I Wonder If You Would Read This PostFour magic words that get people to think doing the thing you want them to do was their idea.
  48. conversion therapy
    What Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Was Like in the 1960sThe author and journalist Steven Gaines recounts his experiences in a tony Manhattan psychiatric hospital.
  49. You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How.It takes 20 minutes.
  50. People Tend to Accidentally Waste Their Precious Time Off From WorkBrief advice about what to do (and what not to do), in order to have a better weekend.
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