Stars: They're Sort of Like Us

We put those with fame and fortune on a pedestal—yet we're quick to knock them off.

Scintillating Scandals

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D.
A crash course in heroic downfalls.

I Wanna Be a Celebrity

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
What's really behind the wish to be famous?

Why We Are Obsessed with Celebrities

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D.
The existential and social appeal of celebrities.

Middleton Mania

By Jennifer Baumgartner Psy.D.
What are the psychological reasons we buy something that Kate wears?

Unemployment, Debt and Anxiety on the Rise – A Perfect Time to Thrive!

By AJ Adams, MAPP
Unemployment, Debt, Anxiety on the Rise -- Here's How to THRIVE!

A Charlie Sheen Cartoon for Normal People

By Donna Barstow
I would like to punish him for this..

Wrestling With Demons: The Spiritual Redemption of Mickey Rourke

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Healing the painful past does not mean forgetting it.

Why the American Dream Eludes Americans

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
The hidden costs of great wealth

Celebrities Can Give Positive Health Behaviors a Shot in the Arm, Really!

By Meg Selig
For getting the shingles vaccination, fear is a strong motivator.

Laugh At Your Own Risk

By Nadja Geipert
Why Schadenfreude makes us miserable

My Frankenstorm Date with Sandy Warhol

By Slash Coleman M.A.Ed.
A Furious Struggle Between A Romantic and a New York City Hurricane

Polanski, Evil and Creativity: Does Talent Trump Bad Behavior?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
What is the connection between creativity and evil?

Sex Wars: How Do Women and Men REALLY Feel About Each Other? (Part Three)

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Defensive narcissism and psychological readiness in relationships.

"Keep It Real": Five Coaching Tips from THE VOICE

By Ethan Gilsdorf
Lessons in the psychology of managing people from reality TV

Will Fame Buy Me Love?

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
What is it in your past that motivates you today?

Lessons from the Tom Cruise Katie Holmes Divorce

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
When is divorce apppropriate to consider? Should she have stayed?

Real Housewives & Black Swan: Too Rich & Too Thin?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Do money and beauty lead to happiness?

The Waste of Michael Jackson

By Stanton Peele
Michael Jackson wasted his talent, money, health and, utlimately, life.

Getting Brave With Albert Brooks

By Robin Marantz Henig
When making choices, sometimes it's best to choose the scariest thing

Beware the Narcissistic Bubble

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Don't let your narcissism get out of control

Why Are Mean People So Good Looking?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
People who are bad know how to make themselves look good.

The lure of celebrity endorsements

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Fight the urge to look like the latest trendsetters

Celebrity vs. Charisma: What’s the Difference?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
What makes people charismatic?

Why Do Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson Misbehave?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Why celebrities believe they are above the law.

Reality TV in the Spotlight

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
What is the real human cost of this entertainment genre?

Celebrities: Should We Shun Them, Ignore Them, or Adore Them?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Sparkly people with good ideas should not be dismissed

Here’s the Answer You Are Not Allowed to Give If You Are Single

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Interviewers ask different questions of single people

The Great Baez-Dylan Love Affair

By Stanton Peele
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan's love affair captures a generation