Highlights: May 5–11

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including: why politicians should get familiar with science, our angst about what we wished we looked like, and whether or not sex should be important in romantic relationships.

Is Sex Allowed to be Important in Romantic Relationships?

By Amy Muise PhD
Why the idea of meeting a partner's sexual needs is controversial

Heal the Hurtful Divide Between Actual and Idealized Selves

By Suzanne Lachmann Psy.D.
Release your "shoulds" to overcome disappointment, dissatisfaction and sadness

Who Are the Millennials?

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D.
Generation Me and the future

Criminal Genes and Criminal Brains

By Patricia Smith Churchland B. Phil
Are we there yet?

Psychopath Analysis: The Early Days

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
We've been trying to figure out psychopaths for over a century.

A Man's Drive for Muscularity

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The surprising ways that a man's body image reflects his attitudes toward women

A Clinical Psychologist For President

By Alex Lickerman M.D.
Why it's crucial that our politicians understand the scientific method

How a Mindset of Fear Contributes to Bullying

By Ugo Uche
How Teaching Initiative can Decrease Bullying