Paying it Forward

Imagine someone does something nice for you. You then see someone else that needs help. Are you more likely to help that person? What if you were mistreated by someone, are you more likely to then mistreat a person unrelated to the situation?

Wanting to Feel Good, Familiar or Useful?

But what about familar emotions? Do people like, and seek out, familiar emotions more than unfamilar ones? Or, do people merely seek out emotions that feel good?

Facebook Rainbows

Rainbow colored Facebook images could help in some way to alter views towards homosexuality. At the very least, it shows support for a group of individuals who have been marginalized and made to feel less than for far too long. And I can imagine that that - even in such a small gesture as a colored profile pic- feels incredible.

The Body as (Part of) Protest

This entry explores the possible pros and cons of Brittany Mason's YouTube video, in which she protests the recent passing of the Religious Freedom Act in Indiana.

The Eyes Reveal our Sexual Orientation

Can the eyes reveal sexual arousal?

Hope Floats

Must death leave us feeling hopelessly mortal?

Authenticity, Self-Esteem and Time Perspective

Does happiness exist in the absence of authenticity?

The Good Old Days Made Me Grow

Does nostalgia promote meaning in life and personal growth?

Supernaturally Better than You

Is religion associated with thinking you are better than others?

On Wanting More Beauty

Can beauty be changed? How does this belief impact how happy we are with our own physical appearance?

Real News or Parody?

A list of "fake news" websites to help determine the real from the intentionally humorous.

Vaccinate your Children

Getting your children vaccinated is the loving, responsible choice for your child.

Proving It

Do high levels of testosterone protect men from some causes of stress and anxiety?

Humans Caused Climate Change, Scientists Agree

The history of the world doesn't often hinge on something. But it just might here. Is there scientific consensus when it comes to global warming?

The Bite Heard Round the World

Why is Luis Suarez's behavior so shocking?

Thinking Fast, Feeling Good

How quickly we think influences how we feel.

When Worrying Works

Does worrying always hurt us?

Exploring Belief in God as a Punisher

We all experience things in life that we perceive as unfair. But how do religious beliefs influence our desire to punish those who have harmed us?

When Sexually Objectifying Imagery Backfires

When do sexualized images have a negative effect on "selling" causes and products?

5 Reasons Why Meditation is Awesome

Here are 5 reasons why meditation is awesome!

Suicide Rates Over the Holidays

Is the popular belief that the holiday season is associated with more suicides accurate?

Tell Me I am Beautiful...and Smart!

A partner's satisfaction with how your body looks can help or hurt your happiness within your relationship.

Shame, Shame, Shame

Leave your shame at the door. Just be yourself!

The Psychology of "YOLO"

Decades of research provides a deeper understanding of the pros and cons to the mantra "YOLO."

Why Are People Mean? Part 1

Does insecurity about the self cause meanness?

Expressing Grief vs. Holding it in

When grieving, we may think we are protecting others by holding in our feelings. But we actually may be harming others and ourselves.

Objects Don't Object!

When women are objectified, they are less likely to object.

Does Wanting to Be Happy Undermine Happiness?

Does valuing our happiness hurt our chances of being happy?

Can't Quite Commit: I Hate My Looks

How a woman feels about her body has important implications for how willing she is to commit to, and emotionally open up within, a close romantic relationship.

5 (short) Tales From My New UK Life

Humorous, insightful tales of an American first living in the UK that could change your life, but probably won't really, but could be enjoyable, can be found by clicking on this article!

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