The Beauty Spot

More than Just a Bad Hair Day

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
It has ripple effects on our sense of self.

Real Women Take Center Stage as Hollywood Finally Gets It!

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
From Streep to Adele, we are beginning to celebrate real women.

Why Some Midlifers Spiral Out of Control?

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Compulsive dieting, cosmetic surgery, alcohol and drug use at middle age.

Looks Can Kill (Your Best Judgment)

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
An angelic demeanor can bowl over even the brightest of us.

How to Look Competent

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
To boost job prospects, you may need a makeover.

10 Steps to a Better Body Image

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
It's possible to like what you see in the mirror.

The (Un-Erotic) Glories of Nudity

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A.
Bearing witness to the real shape of women.

The Beauty Factor: Men, Women and the Misperception of Sexual Interest

By Sarah Estes
New study sheds light on the dating game.

If You Believe in Fairies, You're Not Alone

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about hair anxiety.

Ladies, Does Your Breast Size Affect Your Self-esteem?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about how your self-image may influence your cup size.

Preston Ni's Soft Power Series: Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Striving Toward True Liberation: Women’s Roles and Influences in the Life of the Buddha

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Women’s Roles and Influences in the Life of the Buddha

I’m Sexy and I Know It

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
Sometimes innovations for women are just plain ridiculous

Beauty: Culture-Specific or Universally Defined?

By Gad Saad Ph.D.
The universality of some beauty markers.

And the Oscar Goes To....The Women With Real Bodies!!!

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Do celebrity bodies poison girls' minds?

Am I Pretty or Am I Ugly?

By Kathryn Stamoulis Ph.D.
The path that leads girls to ask strangers on Youtube to rate their appearance.

Do men find very skinny women attractive?

By Will Lassek M.D.
Women often misjudge men’s preferences.

Beauty, God, Death: What is Real Psychotherapy?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Preserving the heart of psychotherapy.