Healthy Obsessions

Is the SAT an IQ Test?

By Debbie Stier
Doing both at once, I'd say they're cousins.

Cultivating A Positive Addiction

By Debbie Stier
How SAT anxiety developed into a morning essay writing ritual.

Why Do We Run?

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP
Motivation & The Sawtooth Relay

How Does Your Teenage Son Feel About His Mom Taking the SAT? (and other FAQs)

By Debbie Stier
Hint: It's not really about getting the "Perfect Score"

The Thing Inside You That's Holding You Back

By Jeff Wise
What in our brains keeps us from reaching our full potential?

Stop it - You're not addicted to "The Bachelor"

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D.
Almost everyone I know has claimed themselves an addict at least once

What Makes your Obsession Healthy or Unhealthy is Your Personality

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D.
Why some obsessions can turn into success

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

What are the roots of the psychological obsession with culinaria?

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Food porn addiction II: etiology and treatment.


By Emily Deans M.D.
A Diet Change in Mice Induces Deadly Psychopathology

Turning an exercise obsession into something healthier, by eating more

By Emily T. Troscianko
How eating well can increase performance and happiness.

My Super 8 Summer

By Ethan Gilsdorf
The Super 8 movies I shot provided one avenue of escape.

Fixated on eBay

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why auctions draw us in.

What Kind of Lover Will He Be?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about touching.

Diet Soda Double Whammy

By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S.
Can diet soda cause weight gain and diabetes?

Convert Your Obsessions into Productivity

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Put your brain to work -- be productive, not just obsessive.

Is Obsession the Price of Fame?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Obsessiveness pays off, but has a huge cost.