Has Obama really aged ten years since 2008? Would Lincoln's visage preclude him from contemporary politics? Our judgments about faces will always be a blend of science and subjectivity, hard to untangle and rife with intrigue.
Babies are our greatest prizes and our greatest teachers. This year, the lessons I’ve learned and relearned come from my second child, Mileva. When she was born, I thought I knew everything about parenting. I quickly reailzed that in key ways I know nothing.
Psychology Today recently co-hosted a screening of Craig Zobel's acclaimed film Compliance. The film is an examination of a real-world Milgram experiment, conducted not in the name of science but as part of a sick criminal act.
The tendency to learn a new word or concept only to "suddenly" encounter it everywhere strikes people as somewhere between notable and miraculous, even though it can be explained by our brain's capacity for selective attention: We home in on novel stimuli while filtering out myriad unrelated data.
Years of neuroimaging research show that our brains, not our hearts, are by-and-large responsible for hurtling us into consistently craving a certain someone. A recent study finds that a specific group of structures are uniquely geared to process these intensely passionate inclinations. Intriguingly, these regions are the same neuronal locales that process sexual desire.
Not only are homophobic individuals more likely to harbor unacknowledged inclinations towards the same sex. The divergence between what they say they want and what they truly desire may derive from having been denied their own autonomy in childhood.
#1 There will be one disagreement in your marriage that will never be resolved--and you will never agree on what it is! The earlier you identify and accept it, the better. Encourage your partner to do the same with his or her complaint.
No, it's not just boys being boys, or kids being kids. It takes a special breed of person to cause pain to others. Kids, parents, and school authorities take notice: Here are the top research-based strategies for dealing with bullies.
An interview with Tim Roth, the star of Lie to Me, in which he plays a deception expert—based on real-life psychologist Paul Ekman—who can spot lies by observing people's body language, facial expressions, and words.