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New research explores why people have sex with their exes.
Research finds ‘fading enthusiasm’ to be the top concern in long-term romances.
New research explores the relationship between personality and smartphone use.
A new study finds that, in romantic relationships, commitment comes first.
Why do some people brush off COVID-19 stress better than others?
New research suggests that the answer is likely yes.
New research breaks perfectionism into two components.
New research finds associations between "controllability" views and well-being.
New research examines the link the "Dark Tetrad" and other characteristics.
Positive reframing and active coping are good defenses against Covid-19 stress.
Psychologists are finding new ways to measure unwanted personality traits.
A study in Indonesia has detected this association.
New research dispels a popular misconception.
New research suggests that it depends on where you ask the question.
A new survey explores ways to reduce the gender gap in STEM fields.
Researchers examine the important yet overlooked link between gratitude and sex.
New research examines the personality traits of digitally aggressive people.
FOMO is a relatively new psychological idea. Here's what we know about it.
A new study finds an interesting duality in the way high-status women are viewed.
New research explores the trajectory of dark personality traits over time.
COVID-19 has sidelined millions of workers. Will it recharge our batteries?
COVID-19 is changing the world in many ways. Will it change the way therapy is delivered?
New research suggests it's all about feeling like we matter.
New research examines the psychological predictors of essential oil use.
New research offers a surprising insight into the science of sleep.
New research finds beautification to be psychologically empowering.
New research examines the complicated role of altruism in mate choice.
A new study explores the motivations behind same-sex infidelity.
New research examines the trajectory of happiness over the life span.
A new study surveys the modern landscape of online dating.
Mark Travers, Ph.D., is a psychologist who writes about human potential and the science of reaching it.