How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Self-knowledge is practically impossible to attain, we're all biased creatures, especially when it comes to the face in the mirror. But you can achieve greater objectivity and insight by tuning into a few tested principles––and relying on the feedback of others.

7 Days to Our Heart's Desire

By Rita Watson MPH
Travel into the world of your creative psyche and find your heart's desire.

Who Are We Really? : C.G. Jung's "Split Personality"

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Does everyone have a "split personality"?

Truth, Lies and Self-Deception

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
None of us are beyond deceiving ourselves.

What is Your Facebook Personality?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How to avoid regret and rumination in a socially connected world

Are We More Than Our Biology - Physiology?

By Graham Collier
Are we more than our biology?

Are You Single at Heart?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Regardless of how you are living, who are you really?

An End of the Year Meditation

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D.
Bow to the old year and bow to the new.

What if Your Best Qualities Still Aren't Good Enough?

By Donna Barstow
Sometimes it helps to get a second opinion.

Manage Your Brain to Play a Bigger Game

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D.
Be the master not the victim of your brain.

Both Kinds of Wonder

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Both Kinds of Wonder

Are You a Glass-Half-Full or a Glass-Half-Empty Person?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Turn what you cannot change into peace and contentment with this very moment.

Here's A Quick Way To Join Research With Practice

By Stephen Borgman
The best research at your fingertips!

Insight: Understanding What Makes Us Tick

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
Why do we do the things we do?

The Toolbox of Self-Deception, Part I

By Sam Sommers
To thine own self be true, but only some of the time.

Diagnosing "Scrooge Syndrome" : What "A Christmas Carol" Can Teach Us About Treating Chronic Embitterment

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Did Scrooge suffer from Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder?

What Are the Limits to Human Self-Deception?

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
People have no limits to their ability to reconstruct reality self-servingly

Narcissism Isn't for Everybody

By Donna Barstow
Look at yourself. No, look at me.

Be True to Yourself

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Playing football to impress girls put me in the hospital

Self-Awareness vs "Self-Fixingness"

By Melissa Kirk
The best self-help tool is compassionate self-awareness

Are You Emotionally Contagious?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Do others' emotions infect you, or are you the carrier?

Santa Claus and Jesus as Transitional Objects

By Gordon M. Burghardt Ph.D.
Santa Claus and Jesus - Parallel transition figures?

How to Know What You Really Want

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D.
A strong ego is not the cause of decisions, but the result of them

Watching TV with Your Kids Over the Holidays? Try Firefly. You Could Do Worse.

By Steven Schlozman M.D.
I've written prescriptions for watching TV...

Lindy Micheals: Discovering My Inner Crone

By Jennifer Haupt
Accepting the stages of aging: Maiden, Mother, Crone.

William Alexander: What's Good Enough?

By Jennifer Haupt
Don't let search for perfection squelch everyday joy.

The One Thing You Need to Know to Communicate Effectively

By Donna Flagg
It's not about resolution with others, it's about resolution with yourself.

Self-Knowledge, Character, and Friendship

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Helpful insights concerning self-knowledge, inspired by Aristotle

Eight Tips to Know If You're Being Boring.

By Gretchen Rubin
Although it sounds rude, interruption is actually a good sign.

The Play is the Thing: Play and the Child's Sense of Self

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
The loss of free play means a loss of creativity.

5 Dimensions of Adult ADHD and How They Appear in Everyday Behavior

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
From procrastination to driving offenses, ADHD can affect people's daily lives.

The Limits of Self-Knowledge

By Simine Vazire Ph.D.
Do you know how happy you are?

The Truth About Yourself

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Some types of self-knowledge are difficult to acquire.

Who Am I? The Conundrum of Both Borderlines and Narcissists

By Randi Kreger
Borderlines lack an identity; narcissists create a "false self"

Writing rituals: spiritual or simply habits?

By Jennifer Haupt
Bestselling authors reveal rituals that turn on creativity.

Are You as Funny as You Think You Are?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Not everything is equally amusing in the comedy writers' room.