Why Children Might Benefit From a “Combination” Classroom

Many parents are concerned when their child is placed in a combined class (i.e., first and second graders or third and fourth graders together). Here are 9 advantages of “combo” classes

What Is Your Employee Quotient? Take The Test

It is important to know the qualities and characteristics that make the very best employees. Exemplary employees go well beyond their job descriptions and give extra effort. Are you one of them?

5 Warning Signs of Mental Health Risk

The American Psychological Association, with help from First Lady Michelle Obama, has launched a campaign to encourage troubled Americans to seek care for mental health problems. What are the warning signs?

4 Reasons You Can Misread Your Partner's Body Language

You would think that with familiarity, our ability to accurately read someone’s body language would improve, but it often doesn’t. Here are some reasons why you might not be able to read a loved one’s nonverbal cues.

Is Birth Order a Myth?

Most people believe that birth order shapes our personalities and has impact on the careers we choose, and the ways we behave. Is this real, or merely an illusion? What do we really know about birth order effects?

The 4 Styles of Humor

What do you find funny, and what sort of humor appeals to you? Research has focused on different humor styles, and distinguishes four types.

8 Ways a Teacher Is Like a Leader

When most people think of a leader, archetypes often include the president of a country, the boss of a company, or a general in the military. But can a teacher be equated to a leader?

4 Ways to Boost Your Charisma

Most people think that charisma is a mysterious quality that people are born with. However, there has been a century of research on charisma, and nearly a half-century focusing specifically on what makes a person charismatic. As a result of this work, we can measure and enhance charisma.

5 Epic April Fool’s Pranks and the Psychology Behind Them

There are psychological reasons why we fall for April Fool's pranks, and these 5 are among the best.

The 4 Pillars of Great Leadership

Over 100 years of research on leadership has clearly determined the keys to leader success. There are four key factors that make a leader effective, and here they are.

5 of the Oddest-Ever Psychology Experiments

Over the years, psychologists have come up with some ingenious experiments in an effort to study human behavior. Here are some of the oddest psychological studies ever conducted.

Are Most of Us Touch Deprived?

From professional "cuddlers" to the massage craze, are we touch deprived? Why do we pay to be touched?

How Much of Us is Born Versus Made?

One of the most fundamental questions in psychology is whether our behaviors and our personalities are born or made. How much is genetically determined, and how much is the product of our environment? Here is what research tells us about being great athletes, parents, leaders, and lovers.

What Is Your Life Goal? 5 Personal 'Bottom Lines'

Organizations measure their success based on measurable, “bottom line” variables. What about people? What are you striving for? What gives your life meaning? Here are personal bottom lines.

5 Ways That Men’s Friendships Differ From Women’s

How different are men's and women's friendships? There are at least 5 important ways that friendships among men differ from friendships among women.

5 Things You Need to Know About Body Language

If you want to become a “master” of nonverbal communication, there are some things you need to know.

Top 5 Questions About Psychology and Sports

There is a surprisingly large amount of research on the psychology of sports. Here are the top 5 questions that are asked about the psychology of sports.

What Do Your Tweets Reveal About You?

It makes sense that we could tell something about someone’s political leanings based on their Twitter rants, but can we tell more about a person from their tweets?

10 Steps to Developing Your Leadership

For over 100 years, social scientists have studied leadership and what makes leaders effective. Here are the ten steps to developing your core leadership competencies.

Which Type of Perfectionist Are You?

Research on perfectionism suggests that there are both adaptive and maladaptive forms of perfectionism.

5 Ways a College Education Changes Lives

There has been a lot of discussion about the rising costs of higher education, and whether a college degree “is worth it.” However, beyond the economics, there are other important reasons that a college degree matters, and how it can change your life.

The 5 Warning Signs of a Toxic Work Environment

Each year, Fortune Magazine publishes a list of the best companies to work for, but what about the worst workplaces? We know what makes a workplace great—good pay, benefits, outstanding leadership, good colleagues—but what are the signs of a really bad company? Here are some of the key warning signs of toxic work environments.

Are You Psychologically Ready to Retire?

The key questions here are: Will you be happier retired or working? Will you be psychologically and physically healthier retired or working? Are you psychologically prepared to retire? Will you live longer if you retire?

5 Ways to Make Your Partner a Better Person

Many of us turn to psychology to try to make our own lives better. However, there are a number of proven psychological strategies that will help make our partners and loved ones better. Here are five strategies, the psychology behind them, and how to use them.

5 Rules For Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

What is your New Year’s resolution? Is it learning a new skill, developing healthy and rewarding relationships, or having success in your job or career? Regardless of the resolution, there are proven ways to succeed, and it is important to understand and use them.

Top 5 Reasons People Are Unhappy at Work

Annual surveys of workers tell us that job satisfaction has been on a continual and gradual decline since the 1980s. Less than half of U.S. workers say they are satisfied with their jobs. What are the top reasons for unhappiness at work?

The 100 Best Jobs. Is Yours On the List?

The U.S. News publishes a listing of the best jobs each year based on salary, job security, and potential for work-life balance. What are the top jobs in the U.S., and where is your job on the list?

4 Ways Your Boss Could Ruin Your Work Career

No matter how hard you try to advance in your job, there are several ways that your boss can ruin your work career – some are obvious, some not so. How to keep your boss from sabotaging you and to keep your career on track.

Why Christmas Comes and Goes So Quickly

Doesn’t it seem like it was just Christmas a few months ago? Years seem to fly by more quickly the older we get. What is the best explanation for why time goes faster as we age?

Leadership (and Life) Lessons From a Hamburger Stand

While other fast-food restaurants exploit workers and cut corners, In-N-Out pays high wages, offers benefits, and focuses on quality. What is their recipe for success, and what can we learn from them about treating others with respect and regard?