Highlights from June 30 to July 6

Highlights from June 30 to July 6

Here's our hit list of the best reads of the week, including the top one percent in brains and wealth; typical excuses for marital affairs; how to talk to the chronically ill; and a newly-isolated hallmark of child prodigies' minds.

“I Treated Myself to a Marital Crisis”

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Excuses for having an extramarital affair

Beyond Adversity

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Build resiliency against self-inflicted miseries

Do Your Dreams Die When You Get Older?

By Jen Kim
A millennial explores a typical first-world problem.

Psychology: It All Makes Sense

By Eric Charles Ph.D
If you think about it

What the Chronically Ill Want to Hear

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Talking to those in pain is hard, here are some tips.

Why Brains Are More Important Than Billions

By Jonathan Wai Ph.D.
The one percent that really matter

Hearing the Temperature Can Impact How Old You Think Justin Bieber Is, Really

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
We are pretty quirky when it comes to how we process information.

Feeling Duped: Who Is To Blame When You're Scammed?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
People who scored higher on sucker rumination are highly self-critical.

After the Sacrifice: Did You Do It For the Right Reasons?

By Amie M. Gordon PhD
Sacrificing for the wrong reasons may be worse than no sacrifice at all.

Does Intimacy Require Complete Honesty?

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Secrets that couples commonly keep.

Are Prodigies Autistic?

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D.
New study on prodigies reveals some startling findings.

We Are Live!

By Will Meek Ph.D.
About me and Notes to Self

Creating Your Personal Shift

By Beverly D. Flaxington
...to get you where YOU want to be!

Why Creative Geniuses Hated School

By Michael Michalko
Three creative geniuses explain why they hated formal education.

Six Myths About Female Sexuality and Why They're Myths

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Research disproves outdated ideas about the female libido once and for all.

A Psychological Profile of a Poisoner

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
Serial Murder By Subterfuge

“Baby-parading:” Childcare or Showing Off?

By David F Lancy Ph.D.
What are fathers doing when they show-off their children?