The Give and Take

Chores Without Borders: Who Helps People in Other Households?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
More evidence that singles are especially unlikely to be selfish

Helping Your 3 Year-Old Settle Into To Sleep At Night

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Help! My child won't go to sleep, and keeps on coming out of her room!

"Hooking-up" Can Unhinge You

By Mary C Lamia Ph.D.
Can women reconcile "hooking-up" with "morning after" self-reflections?

The Open Secrets that Halt Organizational Change

By Bill Kahn Ph.D.
When everyone knows what cannot be said, change becomes very difficult.

If Dads helped more, would Moms have more babies?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
A look at factors influencing fairness and family size.

How Helpful Fathers Undermine Their Wives

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Do involved fathers diminish mothers’ self-confidence?

Karma—What Goes Around Comes Around?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D.
There is no evidence that karma, fate, and destiny affect human lives.

The Golden Rule, Part 1: Don't Take It Literally!

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Are the golden rule's fault lines fatal?

The Inferential Limits Of Economic Games

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D.
Wishful thinking in the world of game theory

Meg Waite Clayton: Strong Friends in Sturdy Shoes

By Jennifer Haupt
What makes friendships last? The power of the big and small things.

Equality-Seeking Can Lift (Or Sink) All Ships

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D.
There are many ways to achieve equality; not all of them are pretty.

A Marriage Manifesto: Beyond Tit-for-Tat

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
The usual Golden Rule doesn't work as well for couples.

If Your Partner Cheated Should You Cheat Too?

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
The consequences of cheating for revenge and retaliation

The Best Kept Secret to Happiness: Compassion

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
How compassion is the best kept secret to being happy, healthy, wealthy and wise

The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Here's why to give the most precious and beautiful gift that you have.

How Watching a Good Deed Elevates and Inspires

By Polly Campbell
Research shows that we tend to act unselfishly when we watch others do the same.

Why Is Depression More Common in Women?

By Neel Burton M.D.
Depression is twice as common in women, for a number of reasons.

Marriage Arguments: Can All Conflicts Be Resolved?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Gottman: No! Heitler: Yes! Can these psychologists resolve their conflict?

Please Just Say Sorry So We Can Move On

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
How to stand corrected and stop digging when you're in a hole

The Science Behind the Joy of Sharing Joy

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
How sharing your good news increases well-being

How to Ask for Help

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Learn to communicate skillfully with others so you can get the help you need.

Non-Judgment Day

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Judging others is a recipe for our own suffering.