The Presidential Election

The race to determine our next leader may help us understand ourselves a little better.

How Presidential Background Counts

By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D.
Americans like success, but dislike privilege

Advertising Arts

By R. Michael Alvarez
Do political ads sway voters?

Swing the Vote

By Emily Anthes
The curious science of ballot-casting.

Can an Introvert Really be President?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How voters really judge their leaders.

Psychological Interview with Barack Obama

By Stanton Peele
Uncovering the psyche of Barack Obama

We Need a Bipolar President

By Tom Wootton
A Bipolar Solution To Our Bipolar Economy

Here We Go Again: Another "Mr. President"

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.
Here We Go Again: Another "Mr. President"

Thriving Organizations Have Thanks-giving From Below and Hands Off From Above

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
What leaders enhance to build families, companies, and countries that thrive.

What Prince Harry, Dumb American Politicians and Charlie Sheen Have in Common

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Which is worse: if they're naked? Or if their ideas about women are medieval?

Where the Presidency Got Off Track

By Stanton Peele
The President and Speaker were hot and heavy. . .then. . .

Promises, promises

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon on how to understand what politicians say.

The Character Campaign: Obama v. Romney

By Stanton Peele
The battle of the emotional isolates

Can You Guess the Greatest (and Worst) U.S. Presidents?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Can you can pick the best and worst US Presidents?

Charisma and Presidential Success: Lessons from Reagan, Clinton, and Obama

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Is Obama a successful President? Why it might not matter.

Do Presidents Lie?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How are great liars and great leaders alike?

Sex and the Single Voter: 2012 Edition

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The Republican war on singles, science, women, and democracy

Why I’m a Registered “None”

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
My struggle to become a “No party preference”

You know that sex sells--do you know why?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
Activation in the nucleus accumbens makes people take more risk

We Can't Handle the Truth - Give Us Good Narratives

By Stanton Peele
If we're okay with killing bin Laden and family/friends, how about owning it?

The Right to Life: a Specious Argument

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W.
An exposition of right-wing rhetoric and sexism perpetrated upon women

Freud Had It Right About Leaders

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Our presidents' emotional traits have huge impact on America.

Just Because Paul Ryan Is Hot, Does That Mean He Is Also Objectified?

By Sarah Gervais Ph.D.
My eyes are up here! And those eyes are dreamy…

The Glee Market

By Rose Pastore
Optimism can stimulate a bleak economy.

Are You a Mac or a Mac User? How the Language of Identity Persuades

By Julie Sedivy Ph.D.
Who you are is more important than what you do

America Needs Political Shock Therapy

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D.
Our politics are polarized and need a reset

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize

By Rick Hanson Ph.D.
The most important thing is to remember the most important thing.

Will American Voters Succumb to "Complaining Learned Helplessness"?

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Why voters might not show up at the polls