Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets

Gossip is more than just idle chitchat. Why we love to spread rumors—and how to do it right.
Why We Share Secrets

Why We Share Secrets

By Mark Matousek
Gossip is natural, human, and indispensable.
The Appeal of Celebrity Gossip

The Appeal of Celebrity Gossip

By Seth Meyers Psy.D.
What your star-struck fixation reveals.
The Gossip Paradox

The Gossip Paradox

By Nicholas DiFonzo
Can gossip be good for us?
The Fine Art of Gossip

The Fine Art of Gossip

By PT Staff
Gossiping right can turn you into the life of the party.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Gossip Creates Closeness

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D.
Shared Enemies Promote Friendship

Dolphin Sexuality

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
Why shrink from sharks: Is it love, infatuation, or cheating?

Digital Chit Chat

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D.
Is social media revolutionizing gossip?

Sex Addiction—Is it Real?

By Alexandra Katehakis MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
Are the politics of terminology preventing us from addressing a real problem?

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

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

Is the Evil in Don Draper's Head—Or Beneath His Bed?

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Don lies and cheats, but is he a Sociopath?

Making important decisions when sleepy is like rolling the dice

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
How sleep helps us make better decisions

6 Well-Kept Secrets that Affect Family Size

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Changes creating The New Traditional Family.

Is She or Isn’t She? Who is Single at Heart and Why Does It Matter?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Single-at-heart is a novel concept; it shouldn’t be

Thirteenth Stepping

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
A culture of deception has taken its romantic toll on even the best men

How Much Do Sleep Talkers Unwittingly Reveal About Themselves?

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Truth or fiction: deep secrets revealed during sleep.

31 Quotes on Gossip

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
What telling people's secrets says about you.

The Fat Taboo

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
How we think and talk about fat.

The Fat Taboo

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
How we think and talk about fat.

Hunger Games? A Daughter Forced to Diet Lives a Life of Eating Disorders

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Mother's little 'diet buddy' suffers lifelong trauma

The Real Slant on Gossip

By Robin Westen
Good gossip is all around us.

Can Gossip Be Good?

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
Some forms of gossip can be prosocial.

Preteen Chatter

By PT Staff
We expect girls to gossip—but boys do it too.

Should My Friend Tell Me Things I Don't Want to Know?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
If someone is gossiping to you, they are probably doing it with others.

Should I Tell My Friend I Know About Her Past?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
What would you do if you found out a dark secret about a friend?

The New Word on Gossip

By Nigel Nicholson

It's more than just idle chitchat.