The Light and Dark Side of Confidence

"Believe in yourself!" is the central command of the self-help industry. But assurance can slide into arrogance, or worse.

Aggressive Athletes: Out of Control and Unapologetic

By Jared DeFife Ph.D.
Why do athletes lash out? And are they really sorry?

Self-Confidence: Nature or Nurture?

By Ray Williams
Are you born with self-confidence?

Liars and Deceivers

By Ana Nogales, Ph.D.
It is very difficult to stop being a liar.

Tall Man Syndrome

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
She's famous and gorgeous. He's got fame, wealth, status. Don't be fooled!

Self-Reliance Paradox: Psychological Roots of Current Class Warfare

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
The Self-Reliance Paradox: Why They Underappreciate Your Generosity

How Good Intentions Make Us Dumb and Mean

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
How good intentions make us dumb and mean.

Risky business? Why women earn less than men

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
What keeps women from getting what they want in the workplace

Friends and Lovers: Is There a “Knew It All Along” Effect?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
We often say we 'knew it all along.' Did we really?

Why do men have a hard time making friends?

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.
Can men pursue wealth and success while avoiding loneliness?

The Mind of a Hero

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
What goes on in the mind of a hero who is rushing in to save a crash victim?

Outsiders Who Become Great -- Michelangelo and da Vinci

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
How did Michelangelo and da Vinci come to be the geniuses they were?

Narcissists Already Know What You Think of Them, But Do They Care?

By David DiSalvo
Narcissists aren't in the dark about peoples' opinions of them

The Answer to the World’s Problems in A Word

By Donna Flagg
Why things are getting worse, not better.

Naked in Shanghai

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Trust is everywhere if you stop and notice.

What Is Courage? : Existential Lessons From the Cowardly Lion

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Tapping into your inner hero.

Fake It 'Til You Make It

By Alexander Spradlin
How expectations, beliefs, and perspective can build confidence

The Decisions of the Powerful: When Confidence Leads to Sloppy Thinking

By Julie Sedivy Ph.D.
Leaders need a little humility

Barack Obama: The Bedrock Confidence of Mr. Inside-Mr. Outside

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Barack Obama defies self-esteem sociology with his resilience

Being Naked and Vulnerable With Our Clothes On

By Pamela Madsen
Do you hide your inner nakedness?

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
People skills to help you stand your ground

Voice Your Choice

By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT
What are the choices you have made in your life?

Why Politicians Get Laid More: The Low Road to the High Life

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Getting ahead requires some sociopathy.

Masks of Sanity: Detecting Disguised Personality Disorders (Part Two)

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Masks of Sanity: Detecting Disguised Personality Disorders (Part Two)

Can’t decide what to do tonight? FOMO could be the problem.

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
FOMO can make it hard to decide. Some helpful ideas.