5 Ways Our Body Language Speaks Loud and Clear

We constantly send out signals through our nonverbal communication, often without realizing it. A new study shows how these can impact our success at work.

How You Just Know When You've Met Your Match

When you meet someone for the first time, you may have a feeling that you can’t quite identify. New research shows which signals we respond to, and why.

Does Calling It a Joke Make Sexism More Acceptable?

The door to locker room banter was opened up in last week’s revelations in the now infamous Access Hollywood video. New research shows just how humor can be used to cover sexism.

Your 9 Top Defense Mechanisms, Revisited

We’ve all come to know about defense mechanisms, but usually from the perspective of Freudian theory. This new view redefines nine of them in a more rational manner.

Six Subtle Cues That Someone Is Narcissistic

Being able to spot a narcissist may sometimes be easy. However, often you need to go well below the surface. This new research will help you read the subtle signs of narcissism.

Masculinity Does Not Equal Toughness, Research Argues

The traditional view of the manly man is that he is tough, hard, and unfeeling. A new viewpoint suggests that manly men can also show they care, benefiting everyone.

17 Ways to Fix this Common Type of Social Anxiety

Extreme fear of public speaking is one of the most prevalent form of anxiety disorders. New research shows how you can test, and overcome yours.

15 Questions to Test Your 'Niceness Quotient'

Social skills are such a key part of life that most of us rarely give them conscious thought. New research provides a tool to help you evaluate yours.

8 Ways to Overcome a Blow to Your Ego

It’s tough to lose at something that matters to you, whether a race with hundreds of strangers or a bet with your best friend. These 8 tips will help you bounce back from defeat.

This Is the Real Reason We're So Attached to Our Phones

Do you ever wonder if you’re too dependent on your cell phone? New research suggests how attachment style affects our cell phone behavior.

5 Ways to Tell if You Have Cyberchondria

With the surge in online health websites, cyberchondria may be reaching epidemic proportions. New research shows how to tell if you’ve got this increasingly common ailment.

This Is Why Some People Are Always Late

If you’re always late, the culprit may be your internal clock. These tips, based on new time-estimation research, will help you be on time.

The Story Behind Psychology’s Most Famous Brain

The most famous brain studied by science is that of Patient H.M. This compelling new book by Luke Dittrich tells a story that anyone interested in psychology needs to read.

The High Cost of Crying, for Both Men and Women

How are you perceived when you cry? It turns out that gender and the situation have a lot to do with whether your tears will be accepted.

5 Tips for Gracefully Ending a Difficult Relationship

Endings present a psychological challenge unless they’re mutually negotiated. These 5 tips, based in part on a new group dynamics paper, provide some guidance for your goodbyes.

Are Selfie-Takers Really Narcissists?

Selfies are becoming the new normal in social media, but not for everyone. New research predicts who is most likely to follow this trend and why.

How to Stay True to Yourself in Your Relationship

Feeling that you can be authentic in your relationships is one of the keys to fulfillment. New research gives you the tools to see how well you measure up.

When You've Been Bad, Is it Enough to Say You're Sorry?

Regret may seem like a watered down version of an apology but, according to new research, honest feelings of regret will have more lasting effects on behavior.

6 Ways to Make a Bad First Impression

First impressions can become last impressions if you’re not careful. These 6 common mistakes can prevent people from getting to know who you really are.

How to Move a Relationship out of the Friend Zone

Everyone engages in a little fantasizing in which the platonic turns to the romantic. New research shows that these fantasies can become reality under the right conditions.

How to Spot a Liar or Just Someone Trying to Avoid the Truth

How do you spot a liar? New research on exchanges hurled during political debates suggests you might start by looking not at the liar, but at everyone else.

Do You or Your Partner Use Guilt Trips to Get What You Want?

Are you a guilt tripper? New research shows that certain people will try to use guilt to motivate change in their partners. Depending on who your partner is, this is a bad idea.

4 Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance

The idea of giving someone a second chance is central to the notion of forgiveness; new research shows how forgiving someone benefits both of you.

The Social Cues that Lie at the Heart of Fear and Anxiety

Fear is becoming an increasing reality of daily life, but you don’t have to be overwhelmed by this highly negative emotion. New research shows how to prevent it in the first place.

The Surprising Psychology of the Email Hack

All too often we hear of a public figure whose email was hacked. What they thought was private becomes grist for the media mill. How would you feel if someone targeted you?

How to Say What You Mean without Sounding Like You're Mean

In a time when opinions are key to almost any dialogue between people, you may wonder- what’s the best way to express yours? This simple approach will help you find your voice.

Is Honesty the Best Policy in the Bedroom?

Research on close relationships recommends that you be honest with your partner. Does this honesty extend to your sexual past as well?

When the Narcissist's Bubble Bursts

Whether you intend to or not, it’s very easy to get swept into the narcissistic bubble where you feel unusually special and entitled. When that bubble bursts, how will you survive?

5 Ways to Get What You Want, on Your Terms

Always getting what you want is tempting, but also unrealistic. With some grit and goal-setting, you can get close.

Who's More Likely to Try to Cheat Their Way to the Top?

The dark side of getting ahead involves cheating and sabotaging others. Lab research comparing the two sexes finds the dark side is more likely to be inhabited by men.