The Benefit of Positive Illusions

The Benefit of Positive Illusions

From blind love to magical thinking, positive illusions make the world go 'round. Photo: Shutterstock

What Does Your Musical Taste Say About You?

Todd B Kashdan Ph.D.
Why heavy metal and classical fans may be more alike than they think.

Psychology Is So Simple - Think Positive!

Stanton Peele
Science reveals one secret to fighting depression and being happy

How to Speak with Power

Marcia Reynolds Psy.D.
Use Your Body to Create a Powerful Impact

Expect More from Yourself—You’ll Get It!

Jonathan Fader Ph.D.
Use the power of positive self-expectancy to push yourself to the next level.

What the Happiest Couples Are Guilty Of

Heidi Reeder Ph.D.
When you're in a relationship, you literally see things differently than others.

Consider the Dominoes

Chris Guillebeau
Doing too much?

How to Unleash Your Creativity and Find Inspiration Today!

Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How to deal with creative or mental blocks and be inspired.

Is Ignorance Bliss?

Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
To know or not to know; that is the question.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

Linda and Charlie Bloom
When you leave old thinking behind, anything is possible.

HGTV - Addicting or Therapeutic?

Mark Banschick M.D.
Confessions of an HGTV addict and how it mirrors psychotherapy.

How to Turn Fear Inside Out

Leana Wen M.D.
Lessons learned from a lifelong battle.

Thinking About What Might Have Been? 4 Reasons You Should

Peg Streep
You've got a psychological immune system. Learn how to use it.

The Four Things Keeping You From Being Happy

Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.
Take the time to address these and watch what happens.

Inextinguishably Alive

Thomas Larson
In a lifetime a typical human heart accrues 1.5 billion heartbeats

Synesthesia and Will-O'-The-Wisps

Maureen Seaberg
Therese Walsh's The Moon Sisters and its near-magical realism

Writing Fiction is My Anti-Depressant

Jennifer Haupt
Can indulging your creative side boost your mood?

On the End of History Illusion

Bruce Poulsen Ph.D.
We underestimate how much we continue to change.

Why Affirmations Sometimes Aren't Effective - And A Solution

Karen Salmansohn
One-size-fits-all affirmations often don't work! Happily there's an alternative.

The Fantasy That Puts All Relationships at Risk

Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
There is a way to keep love alive.

Loathe thy Neighbor?

William Irwin Ph.D.
Everyone loathes someone, so should we loathe and let loathe?

Can Laughing Make You Pregnant?

Rebecca Coffey
Anticipating a run on red rubber noses

The Deceptive Power of Love's First Moments

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
How can you know whether to trust the potent feelings of new love?

Unconscious, Gut-Level Lie Detection?

Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
At some gut level, do you really know when someone is lying?

Turning to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can Negative Events Make Us Stronger and Healthier?

Are Olympic Athletes Heroes?

Travis Langley Ph.D.
Does going for the gold make a sports figure a hero?