Seven Quick Ways to Stop Being Irritable

Irritability is the carbon monoxide of emotional pollutants, but here's what you can do about it.

The Difference between Sadness and Depression

Because we associate depression with its primary symptom of pervasive sadness, many of us struggle to tell the difference between these two common psychological states. And that is a huge problem.

Why a Code Phrase Can Save Your Relationship

After nine years of marriage, Elisha and Elon knew two things for sure; that they still loved one another and that unless they stopped having such bad arguments, they’d never make it to their tenth anniversary. Here's what happened:

Video Games Impact Your Feelings in Real Life

With an estimated 59% of the population playing video games, it’s time we paid more attention to their psychological impact.

Why the Colors You See Aren't Always True

Sadness and depression have a huge impact on our perceptions of the world around us, including our ability to perceive color. But which color is most affected by our mood?

10 Common Relationship Myths (and Why They're All Wrong)

We enter into relationships with certain beliefs about what good relationships are supposed to be like and how we’re supposed to feel within them. But what if we're wrong?

Seven Ways to Boost Your Emotional Courage

Many situations in life call upon us to do something we find scary, upsetting, uncomfortable, anxiety provoking, or distressing. Here's how to find the courage to tackle them head on.

How Loneliness Tricks People Into Staying Lonely

A new study illuminates one of the main reasons it is so hard for lonely people to break the cycle of disconnection that traps them in their misery. Read on to learn more.

Ten Tips for Making a Family Vacation Great

Why do so many family vacations fail to live up to our expectations and what can we do about it? Read on to discover the secret to making family vacations great.

Seven Reasons We Are Captivated by the Number Seven

Why do we find the number 7 so alluring and fascinating? It turns out seven is our favorite number for a broad variety of reasons--seven of them.

How Psychologists Can Help Curb Cheating in Sports

It seems as if every week a new scandal involving cheating and antisocial behavior in sports is capturing the headlines—and psychologists are finally stepping in to solve the problem.

7 Characteristics of Emotionally Strong People

Emotionally strong people are better able to manage the stresses and distresses of daily life, and recover more quickly from challenges and crises when they arise. But since emotional strength refers to a person’s internal coping abilities—how good are we at judging a person’s internal fortitude based on what we see on the outside?

3 Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Couples and Affairs

How would you respond if a friend or loved one decided to stay with a partner who had cheated?

How to Keep Fights from Destroying Your Relationship

The most common forms of miscommunication that lead to heated arguments are also the ones we least expect.

5 Ways to Make Peace with Your Partner's Pet

You might love the new man or woman in your life but what do you do when you can't stand their pet?

What Will Your Social Life Be Like in 20 Years?

Can we predict who might be at risk for becoming lonely later in life?

How Well Do You Understand Your Emotions?

How tuned in are you to your emotions?

When You Need Compassion, Who Can You Really Count On?

When you want to reach out after an emotionally distressing event, which person is more likely to be compassionate and supportive, someone who has been through a similar experience or someone who has not? Read on to find out...

Why Inappropriate Laughter Is Often Contagious

The worst case of inappropriate laughter I've ever seen—can you resist giggling when you see it?

The 7 Habits of Truly Genuine People

Being authentic requires a different approach to life—here's what you need to know:

The Surprising Upside of Guilt and Shame

Guilt and shame are extremely unpleasant emotions that can cause deep psychological wounds and impact our lives in significant ways--but might they also have an upside?

Is Your Job Ruining Your Marriage?

Most of us have had the impulse to yell at our boss or even burst into tears at work—but we typically don’t, because we don’t want to get fired. But suppressing our emotions at work can have a big impact on our home lives. Here's why:

10 Surprising Reasons You Shouldn't Brood

We typically try to process painful or upsetting experiences by self-reflecting and thinking about them. While it is common to replay distressing events in our minds, there are healthy and unhealthy ways to do it. Do you know the difference?

What the Experts Really Think About '50 Shades of Grey'

What relationship experts really think about the book and upcoming movie may surprise you...

Can Leadership Be Learned or Are You Born with It?

Promotions to positions of leadership are a mixed blessing for those whose leadership skills are weak. But are leadership skills hereditary or can they be acquired? Read on to find out:

How Coping with Chronic Illness Impacts Loneliness

While it has been well established that chronic loneliness has a significant impact on our physical health and longevity, two new studies are providing fascinating information about how chronic illness impacts loneliness, as well as about how our coping mechanisms influence both our psychological and our physical health.

7 Mistakes You Need to Avoid After a Breakup

One of the main reasons it takes so long to recover from heartbreaks is people usually indulge in thoughts and behaviors that actually makes things worse. To stop hurting sooner rather than later, there are seven mistakes to avoid when you’ve experienced a painful heartbreak:

How Cellphone Use Can Disconnect Your Relationship

Do you feel neglected when your partner is on their phone? Does your time together get disrupted by texts, emails, or games? Has technology intruded on your romantic relationship? If so you are hardly alone. A new study from Brigham Young University examined how technology interferes with relationships.

10 Surprising Facts About Failure

You cannot always control whether you fail in life but you can and need to control how you respond once you do.

5 Reasons You May Not Achieve Your Goals

As December winds to a close, millions of people participate in a ritual that begins with excitement, optimism and hope and quickly descends into bitterness, disappointment, and self-loathing—and no, I’m not talking about visiting ones family for the holidays, I’m talking about making New Year Resolutions.