Charles Dickens understood the controlling perfectionist personality.
Alan A. Cavaiola, Ph.D.
Social anxiety occurs in three different time frames.
Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.
All of us have the capacity to be more objective, even during stressful times like the holidays.
Elizabeth R. Thornton
Plastic surgeries are a form of self-torture, plain and simple.
Seth Meyers, Psy.D.
The notion that staying in a bad marriage is somehow better for kids is dubious.
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The American Way
What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen? Understanding the American psyche.
The American Way
The big grin has become America’s default facial expression—but the irony is that all the smiling going on may be wrecking our emotional health.
Americans' Inner Puritans
The U.S. may still be a Puritan nation.
The American Nightmare
We have everything the American Dream prescribed. So why aren't we happy?
How Do Americans Perceive One Another?
How has American history and dualism affected how we see one another?
Of Brainiacs and Billionaires
The biggest brains will increasingly set the country's course and become top earners in the process.
The End of Religion? Been to America Lately?
Religion may be out, but America is being led around by Christians.
We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident
A personal declaration of independence from my brain.
Bad King George! Why Leaders Hope We Trust Them
Independence Day, cookouts, beer swilling neighbors, and trust in our leaders.
American Racism: The Health Outcomes of a Racist Society
Institutional racism kills people, literally, but change is possible.
Resilience and…Giving of Yourself to Others
Often the path to resilience is to focus on giving to others
Financial status of highly-educated early-career women
The financial status and well-being of highly-educated women
Ideas, National Security, & America’s Psyche
Thoughts for the Fourth
Can Captain America Show Us How to Be More Cosmopolitan?
As Cap says, "To truly honor the country... you must honor the world."
What Kinds of People Start Businesses?
People with the personality profile to be entrepreneurs cluster in regions.
Every Day Is Independence Day, and Interdependence Day
One out of many: Balancing the seesaw of independence and intimacy
Why Did Superman Renounce His U.S. Citizenship?
Do superheroes owe allegiance to just one country?
Culture Shock: Spain Versus America
Are Americans and Spaniards psychologically different?
Oh, Say, Can You See?
A story of pride, compassion, and positive youth development.
Patriotism: Virtue or Sin?
Is patriotism good or bad? Or is it neither?
Does Politics Matter When It Comes to Loving Cats or Dogs?
Liberals and conservatives have different feelings toward cats and dogs.
Americans’ Cheating Hearts: Results from Decades of Research
Decades of research reveal surprising truths about infidelity.
4 Common Misconceptions About the Bill of Rights
Four essential points about the Bill of Rights that many Americans get wrong
Why We Overspend With Credit
Both emotional and cognitive forces stimulate overspending with credit.
What's Fair? Two Views of Government
American political parties reflect differing family system perspectives.
Example is the Only Way to Influence Others
Whether you intend to or not, you lead by example
Cult of Clean
We've become a nation of grime fighters, and there's growing evidence that we're sacrificing our safety and our sanity to sanitization.
The Best Cure For Fear? A Little More Trust
Five ways to come together after senseless acts of violence.
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5 Ways to Tell if a Relationship Might Last
by Theresa E. DiDonato, Ph.D.
Why People Get Depressed at Christmas
by Ray Williams
Brain Study Reveals Secrets of Staying Madly in Love
by Adoree Durayappah-Harrison, MAPP
Is Suicide More Common At Christmas Time?
by Neel Burton, M.D.
5 Reasons To Not Fear Divorce.
by Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.
Lack of Empathy: The Most Telling Narcissistic Trait
by Randi Kreger
Which Emotions Do Dogs Actually Experience?
by Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
If and When to “Spill the Beans” About Santa Claus
by Susan Newman, Ph.D.
The Danger That Lurks Inside Vladimir Putin's Brain
Let It Go!
by Judith Sills, Ph.D.
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