Why Being Bad Feels So Good

The confounding, corrupting allure of bad behavior.

The Good and Bad in Being Bad

By Leslie C. Bell Ph.D., LCSW
Is it always fun to be bad?

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.

Glorifying Bullying Bosses

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
There are many bad and bullying bosses in the media. What is the fascination?

Weird Serial Killers

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
A trio of killers with strange inspirations defies typical databases.

Serial Killing For Cash

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
Money as a motive for murder

The Allure of Aggressive Men

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
A new study illuminates why women can find combativeness attractive.

How Desire Fools Us: The Benefits and Dangers of The Chase

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Desire brings us joy. Learn to harness its benefits while avoiding its dangers.

Sinner or Saint? 7 Steps to Harness Your Inner Angel

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Sinner one moment, Angel the next? Here's how to gain control.

Bad Luck, Bad Choices or Psychological Reversal?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Do you self-sabotage? If so, you may be in a state of psychological reversal.

Looking for an Escape? The Impulse to Run Away from It All

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
That desire to get away can contain vital messages about self-care.

The Most Fun Way to Learn About Human Nature

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
New DVD sets and books offer intriguing psychology clues.

Naughty or Nice? Single Men and Married Men

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Deciding what counts as naughty or nice

Women, Swinging, Sex, and Seduction.

By Edward Fernandes Ph.D.
Is swinging a male-driven and dominated endeavor?

When the Voice Inside Your Head Turns Bad.....

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Empowering yourself to challenge your inner critic.

Why We Can't Stop Watching "The Real Housewives"

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Why We're Fascinated by the Drama & Decadence of Reality Television

Letter to Those Who Don't Put Their Mug in the Dishwasher

By Liane Davey Ph.D.
An open letter to employees who leave their mess for others to clean up

A Boundary Violation

By Mark Rubinstein M.D.
Sex therapy

Consumer Self-report Data: You Can Ask What But Not Why

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
When is self-report data trustworthy (and when is it not)?

Keeping a Sense of Humor When Parenting Adolescents

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
When over serious about minor matters, humor lightens parental disposition up

Unexpected Lessons in Gratitude and Character for Teens

By Giacomo Bono Ph.D.
Learning personal responsibility in an age of sensational "selfies"

Psychology Is So Simple - Think Positive!

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Science reveals one secret to fighting depression and being happy

Our Love/Hate Relationship with White/Black Pop Stars

By Laurie Essig Ph.D.
Lily Allen's new video illustrates our love/hate relationship with pop music