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Check out some of the week's best posts, including: digging into the dog-people debate, the connection between politics and vegetables, and why people share great ideas on Twitter.
Pets are among life's greatest joys; they can also be our greatest teachers. The study of animal behavior is a cornerstone of experimental psychology, shedding light on complex human emotions. Pets also have a unique therapaeutic hold over humans, especially people who are socially isolated or who are coping with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
Expanding your social network beyond your familiar circle of friends can have surprising benefits. It's those weak ties that bring fresh ideas and unexpected opportunities: a job or an apartment or a mate. The Internet is providing new tools for cultivating and capitalizing on those networks; someone you've never meet in person could change your life.
1What Do Women Really Want?by Noam Shpancer, Ph.D.
2Are Today's Men Just Not Wired to Connect?by Mark Banschick, M.D.
3Are You Being Defensive?by Liane Davey, Ph.D.
4What, You Worry?by Andrea F. Polard, Psy.D.
5The 4 Steps You Should Take Before Dealing With a Conflictby Pamela D. Garcy, Ph.D.