Top 25 List: August 2012

Top 25 List: August 2012

Here's a snapshot of the best reads for the month.

High Time to Destigmatize Psychedelics

By Jonathan D Moreno Ph.D
After 50 years, the research is being revived.

Yes, Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious Beings

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
Didn't we already know this? Yes, we did.

What Caffeine Really Does to Your Brain

By David DiSalvo
How caffeine affects our body is widely misunderstood.

My Favorite Unromantic Theories of Love

By Juliana Breines Ph.D.
Fascinating studies uncover the secrets of who we're attracted to and why.

Why It’s Hard to Let Go of Clutter

By Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
A new brain imaging study finds that letting go is literally painful.

Why Rape Victims Are More Likely To Get Pregnant

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Human females do not have a defense against rapists' sperm.

What Those with Chronic Pain Don't Want to Hear

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Some comments are unhelpful or hurtful.

Why Nice People Cling to Bad Boys (or Girls)

By Mark Banschick M.D.
Are you clinging to a narcissist?

32 Things You Can Learn From Porn

By Marty Klein PhD
Porn contains valuable lessons that sex educators teach.

Perceptions of Open Relationships

By Amy Muise PhD
Challenging myths about consensual non-monogamy

What Is Love?

By Agustín Fuentes Ph.D.
The amazingly diverse, complex, and even messy realities of human relationships.

Do Religious People Have a Hotter Sex Life?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Religious prudes are often consumed by sexual obsessions.

Jonah Lehrer Charmed Me, Then Lied

By Daniel Bor Ph.D
What his betrayal of our trust reveals about popular science writing.

Why I'm Not Into You

By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC
Selective desire: wanting anyone BUT the one you're with

The Perils of Premarital Cohabitation

By Amie M. Gordon PhD
Why are couples who cohabitate more likely to divorce?

Plastic Surgery: A Solution to Bullying?

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Where do we draw the line?

Why Publishers Don't Fact-Check Books

By Michael Chorost Ph.D.
A publisher can fact-check a 4,000-word article. Not a 100,000-word book.

Social Rejection Can Fuel Creativity

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D.
Social rejection fuels creativity for people with an independent mindset.

Dating: A Numbers Game

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
An overabundance of men and its financial consequences.

In Relationships, Respect May Be Even More Crucial than Love

By Peter Gray
Love is not all you need, consider respect.

Five Reasons to Study Psychology

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Psychology is a useful and employable degree

The Career for People Who Love Psychology

By Barbara Oakley Ph.D., P.E.
Become an engineer!

8 Minutes to a Longer Life

By Sherry Pagoto Ph.D.
Our sedentary lifestyles are literally killing us

Meditation Part I

By Elaine N. Aron Ph.D.
What kind of meditation is right for you?

Put Positive Psych to Work for You

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Steps to help you achieve long-term fulfillment.