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  1. science of us
    The Shy Person’s Guide to Being the Center of AttentionFor times when it’s unavoidable.
  2. 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.
  3. couples therapy
    A Relationship Expert Psychoanalyzes Phantom Thread’s Twisted RomanceAn expert answers all our burning questions about Reynolds and Alma’s unusual courtship.
  4. science of us
    Millennials Are the Perfectionist GenerationThey report higher levels of pressure to be perfect than past generations.
  5. science of us
    Should I Forking Force Myself to Swear More?The psychological case for cursing.
  6. 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.
  7. therapy
    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.
  8. couples therapy
    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.
  9. coping diaries
    The Freelance Writer Using LSD for Depression“Three days a week, I take 4.5 micrograms before breakfast.”
  10. 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.
  11. science of us
    If Becoming Invested in Strangers’ Lives Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be RightThe allure of the parasocial relationship.
  12. 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.
  13. Was Anyone Else Worried They Were Going to Look Directly at the Eclipse?It’s like the inexplicable urge to jump off a bridge.
  14. The Psychological Trait That Will Help You Brush Off CriticismThat’s not necessarily a good thing.
  15. what your therapist really thinks
    ‘Why Is It So Hard to Change?’What Your Therapist Really Thinks: This week’s column.
  16. 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.
  17. popular
    Why Everyone Loves the Alpha GirlPsychologists deconstruct the power of the most popular girl in school.
  18. religion
    Why Psychology Is Such a Young ScienceWhen the soul becomes the mind.
  19. It’s Unbelievable How Many Americans Don’t Use All Their Vacation TimeAnd you won’t believe their reasons for shirking it.
  20. 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.
  21. hunger games
    Hunger Might Be the Most Powerful Motivator on EarthIt’s stronger than thirst, fear, or social needs.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How.It takes 20 minutes.
  25. 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.
  26. September Is Your Second-Chance JanuaryThe psychology of fresh starts.
  27. Maybe the Replication Crisis is Really an Inspirational-Ideas CrisisIt seems like the psychology ideas that are facing the biggest challenges are also the ones offering the most optimistic accounts of human nature.
  28. narcissism
    Could This Personality Disorder Explain Anthony Weiner’s Downfall?Narcissistic exhibitionists love nothing more than to be talked about.
  29. You’re Not Supposed to Be Happy All the TimeThis sounds incredibly depressing, but doesn’t have to be.
  30. single people
    The New Science of Single PeopleNow that single people are such a big share of the population, maybe social scientists will stop ignoring them.
  31. A New Origin Story for H.M., One of the Most Famous Case Studies in PsychologyAs told by the grandson of the brain surgeon who created him.
  32. Big Goals Can Backfire. Olympians Show Us What to Focus on Instead.It’s about the process, not the results.
  33. bad science
    Here Are Some Widespread Myths About Human BehaviorThey are tenacious.
  34. Bernie Backers and the Psychology of What Might’ve BeenThis is practically a textbook example of the power of if onlys and what ifs.
  35. You Can’t Keep Competing With Your Younger Self ForeverAdvice for aging athletes and anyone else whose once-reasonable goals suddenly seem unattainable.
  36. Hopelessness Doesn’t Have to Preclude ActionDespair doesn’t have to go away before you resolve to act.
  37. You Can Teach Yourself to Turn Down Your Self-DoubtIt’s called “cognitive reappraisal.”
  38. The Weird Psychology of Game of Thrones Fan TheoriesWhat R+L=J and the like can tell us about conspiracy theories.
  39. What It Means to Say Hillary Clinton Is Not a ‘Natural’ PoliticianSocial-science research shows that people tend to favor those who make their success look easy.
  40. How an Actor Memorized Paradise Lost Says a Lot About How Memory Really WorksLike reciting a 350-page novel.
  41. The Complicated Reasons Why You Like Some Foods and Hate OthersTaste preference is a tricky thing.
  42. Psychologists Have Identified What Turns a Casual TV Session Into Binge-WatchingIt has to do with something called “goal conflict.”
  43. We May Never Know Why the Word ‘Moist’ Is So TerribleA new paper adds to an ongoing linguistic mystery.
  44. Inside the Mind of a Dangerous DriverNew research on what drives bad decisions on the roads.
  45. People Who Have More Nightmares Might Also Be More CreativeMaybe bad dreams aren’t so bad after all.
  46. Turns Out You Really Do Think Brilliant Thoughts in the ShowerResearch shows that sudden flashes of insight are often right.
  47. An Interrogation Psychologist Explains How to Catch Someone in a LieMake their brain tired.
  48. It’s Okay to Think of the Gilmore Girls As Your Real FriendsWe missed you, Rory.
  49. Paying $100,000 to Clone Your Dog Won’t Give You Your Dog BackThe behaviors, and even looks, may be very different from the dog you knew.
  50. The Science of Having Wildly High Standards for Your RelationshipA four-year study on newlyweds.
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