Don't Get Ripped Off

By David DiSalvo
Thinking critically and acting assertively can protect you from getting scammed

Are the Kardashians Keeping Up Appearances?

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
The Kardashians become more relatable the more famous they become.

Gullibility (Part 4): The Path to Nongullibility

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
How do you protect yourself from being duped?

Recovery from an Affair

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Sexual infidelity can destroy a marriage—or lead to major marriage improvements.

Why Politicians Lie, and How They Get Away With It

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Why we don't detect politician's lies

Bullshitting: Lessons from the Masters

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
How the great bullshitters pull it off.

Does She...or Doesn't She?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about hair anxiety.

Gullibility (Part 1): How Vulnerable Are You to Being Duped?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Why is gullibility such a universal phenomenon?

The 5 Reasons We Get Suckered and Ripped Off

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Protect yourself from liars and cheats.

Gullibility (Part 2): Possible Childhood Origins of Adult Gullibility

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
How our parents can unwittingly set us up for adult exploitation.

Denial: It's Not Just a River in Egypt

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
Not everything needs our attention, but some things do

Why You Should be Concerned about Kim Kardashian's Divorce

By Craig Malkin Ph.D.
Two disturbing reasons you should worry about the Kardashian divorce.

Reality TV in the Spotlight

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
What is the real human cost of this entertainment genre?

Gullibility (Part 3): More Negative Self-Beliefs That Can Lead to Gullibility

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
What beliefs about ourselves might make us ripe for deception?

The Hawthorne Effect And The Overestimation of Treatment Effectiveness

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Science struggles with psychology.

Discounting the discount: How to avoid retail traps

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Five ways to benefit from holiday sales

Big Pharma Feels Your Pain, But You Are Responsible For The Co-pay

By Mark Borigini M.D.
The making of a diagnosis.

Neuronarrative: Quack Attack

By David DiSalvo
How to avoid rip-offs and scams.

Looks Can Kill – Your Better Judgment

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
An angelic look can fool government agents

What’s With All These Big-Time Liars?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Why do people lie and then keep lying?

Hitting And Missing The Catcher In The Rye

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Thanatos was not looking over his shoulder.