What Older Dads Need To Know

Are geeks taking over the world? The sons of older fathers are more geeky, and do better academically in success-predicting academics. The "Geek Index" helps us study geekiness.

For New Dads - Keys To A Great Experience

What do new fathers need? A review of survey findings and pragmatic tips about how to avoid common mistakes and make the most of your first years as a father.

How Maternal Personality Problems Affect Children

How does parental personality dysfunction affect the future mental health of offspring? New research highlights how psychological issues carry over through generations.

Why Is Everyone so Crazy about Narcissism?

For better and worse, it is a powerful—and alluring—personality trait.

How Common Is PTSD In Primary Care Settings?

New data suggests that PTSD is common in primary care settings. Are patients getting the attention they need for this condition?

12 Keys To A Great Self-Relationship, Starting Now

Self-care is where it's at, but it doesn't mean being selfish or overindulgent. Learn to have a great relationship with yourself. It's a long-term project, and you won't regret it.

The Meaning of Disaster

Disasters have many different meanings for many different people. Here is a personal perspective on disasters from the point of view of a volunteer disaster responder.

The Age of Dissociation

We are past the point of anxiety, and our defenses are maxed out.

From A Mother Who Died Too Young

I share reflections on losing my mother at a young age to cancer, and what this has taught me about motherhood.

Casual Sex On Tinder

What goes into the decision-making process of people who use Tinder to hook up?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and what does it mean?

Research Shows What Makes Trolls Tick on Mobile Dating Apps

Internet trolls are everywhere. What draws them to dating apps and how can you deal with them?

How to Have a Successful First Date (After Meeting Online)

Online dating is increasingly popular, and notoriously unsatisfying for many. Research is beginning to sort out what works—simple steps can help a first date go better.

Why Do People Refute Climate Change?

How can people deny climate change? The evidence is extremely strong, and the danger is clear and present. Research gives clues as to what factors are really at play.

Common Abusive Patterns (in Everyday Relationships)

Abuse is grounds to end a relationship. But we can learn to make better choices by catching problematic patterns in our non-abusive relationships.

Do Narcissists Make Their Partners Jealous on Purpose?

What motivates narcissistic people to make others jealous? Research sheds light on why some narcissists do it on purpose, and others out of insecurity.

Collective Moral Injury: A Burden We Share

Moral injury is a concept mainly applied to combat veterans. How does it apply on a collective level, given the state of the world today? Here's a detailed discussion...

Workplace Humor Has Some Unexpected Benefits

The proper use of humor increases status, confidence and competence in the eyes of others. When humor backfires, the damage can be irreparable. New research shows us how.

How We Create Unnecessary Anxiety To Motivate Ourselves

How being dependent on anxiety is holding you back.

Research Shows How We Decide Whether To Blame

We tend to blame easily, at our peril. Blaming can take the place of thinking, and lead to vicious cycles. Understanding how blame works can help us make better choices.

How Relationships Work

Want a straightforward, research-backed, practical overview of how relationships work? Here it is.

Why Does Self-Help Fail?

Is self-help failing you? If you don't know why, and you do want it to work, learn how to help yourself in ways which succeed.

Why Do I Keep Getting Stuck In Jobs I Hate?

Are you confused about how come you can't find the right job? You may have unwittingly created a "negative motivational environment". Here's how it happens and what to do.

Revenge Really Is Sweet

Revenge is sweet, but causes problems in the long run. Why do we so often turn to retaliation to feel better when it doesn't usually work out to mutual advantage?

What Ever Happened to Basic Human Decency?

Integrity and hard work used to be considered the highest character traits. Nowadays, more often than not, people seem to only be looking for short-cuts.

The Shakedown Of The American Psyche

There's a diagnostic feeding frenzy about the President, and every possible perspective weighing in on the debate. How about our collective psyche, though? What's up with that?