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Mark Travers Ph.D.
Marijuana can significantly dull emotional processing, according to a new study.
Internet use boosts the "need for cognition" in older adults, suggests a new study.
New research praises the psychology of the minimalism movement.
Understanding patterns of emotions and responses is key to treating BPD.
Of all the traits of a good leader, judgment reigns supreme.
Researchers explore the connection between sleep problems and too much exercise.
More than a fifth of citizens in rich nations suffer from chronic pain. Why?
New research explores the personalities of people with impostor syndrome.
New research explores the link between distrust and borderline personality disorder.
Psychologists introduce a new way to measure national happiness.
Depression, not anxiety, may be the more likely cause of many relationship challenges.
Understanding peritraumatic reactions is key to understanding symptoms of PTSD.
What does it mean to be psychologically balanced?
Personality disorders are related to the perpetration of intimate partner abuse.
Hoarding and obsessive symptoms are hallmarks of Internet use disorder.
Studies show that trauma-focused treatments for PTSD are preferred by most patients.
New research explores maladaptive daydreaming.
Why people with obsessive-compulsive disorder engage in “catastrophizing,” or the repeated mental simulation of unlikely catastrophic events.
New research seeks to understand the personality of a social Darwinist.
Risk assessments of COVID-19 have to do with the way we assess risk in general.
New research highlights the importance of qualities like forgiveness, humility, and patience.
New evolutionary psychology research explains the romatic allure of eco-friendliness.
Understanding the silver linings that have given people hope, strength, and solace can inform efforts to support individual and collective recovery from the psychological and emotional challenges of the pandemic.
Research shows that men and women worry about Covid-19 for different reasons.
A new study explores people's motivations for acting abusively on dating apps.
New research challenges the idea that couples become more similar over time.
New research offers insight into the origins of BPD.
A new study reads between the lines of online profiles.
The way individuals begin relationships is often an overlooked area of research.
A new study suggests the dangers of online dating are underestimated.
Mark Travers, Ph.D., is an American psychologist with degrees from Cornell University and the University of Colorado Boulder.