The Allure of the Bad Boy

Why Do Women Fall for Serial Killers?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Women frequently betray a strong erotic preference for dominant males.

Why Isn't Mad Men's Don Draper Sleeping Around Anymore?

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Can a serial cheater ever really change?

Female Cult Leaders Who Kill

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
Murder, money, and religion

How to Know When an Online Liar Is Lying

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Four clues to deciphering the language of online lying.

Why Can't You Get Over Your Bad Boyfriend?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Why doesn't one bad boyfriend inoculate you against others?

Are Happy Guys A Turn-Off?

By Craig Malkin Ph.D.
Don't stop smiling yet.

Why Fifty Shades leaves women wanting . . . more

By Stephen Snyder M.D.
Love's secret recipe—revealed at last.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

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

Classical Conditioning in “A Clockwork Orange”

By Wind Goodfriend Ph.D.
How classical conditioning makes for classic Hollywood.

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

How To Develop Sexual Attraction To People Who Are Good For You

By Ken Page L.C.S.W.
You know who would be good for you. So why aren't you attracted to them?

Finding Anastasia Steele

By Peg Streep
What do Millennial women (really) want?

From Beatlemania to Fifty Shades of Grey -- why human courtship is a social event.

By Stephen Snyder M.D.
The psychology of mass erotic choice.

The lady in the street and the freak in the bed.

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.
Safe and sexy don't see eye to eye.

Jill vs. Jack the Ripper

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Might a woman have committed the Whitechapel murders of 1888?

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

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

What Makes House Happy?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Romantic love is the answer? Really?

Why Do Women Fall For Cruel Men?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Was Sylvia Plath right: does every woman adore a Fascist?

What Sociology Tells Us About Don and Megan Draper's May/December Romance

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Spouses' relative ages often predict marital success

Research: Romney's anti-gay assault fits typical pattern

By Karen Franklin Ph.D.
Antigay behaviors common, enforce gender norms.


By Andrea Mathews LPC, NCC
Can we really get out of control?

"Sure, I Regret It . . .But He Started It:"

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
Lies Psychopathic Killers Tell About Their Crimes

Why Do the Wrong Men Feel So Right? Ovulation Can Lead to Distorted Thinking

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
Fertility-related hormones can make bad boys look like devoted dads.

How to Tell Your Daughter about Sex

By Donna Barstow
How to talk about sex in the language of texting.

Hell Yes: The 7 Best Reasons for Swearing

By Neel Burton M.D.
Swearing may be frowned upon, but can have many unexpected benefits.

Success Can Breed the Narcissism I Call "Tall Man Syndrome"

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

Bad Luck, Bad Choices or Psychological Reversal?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Do you self-sabotage? If so, you may be in a state of psychological reversal.

He's a Frog, Stupid!

By Jack Schafer Ph.D.
Choose a man like you shop for a dress

What's Wrong With a Little Lust in Your Life?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Lust can polish a dull surface into a shine.

Can You Tell a Cheater By Voice Pitch?

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Is voice pitch a clue to future cheating?

Do People with ADHD Cheat More?

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Could a gene variation influence infidelity?

5 Fantasies—and 5 Truths—About Your Former Love

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Does Your Former Lover think of you the way you think of YFL?

Bad Boys, Bad Brains...

By Susan Carnell Ph.D.
Why your neurons love the unattainable.