Top Posts: April 2014

Top Posts: April 2014

Twenty-five posts that struck a chord this spring. Main Image: Shutterstock

8. Why Weddings Make Us Feel Good

Paul J. Zak
What blood tests after taking vows tell us about the power of bonding.

1. How Assertive Should You Be?

Peg Streep
New research shows who really gets ahead.

3. 5 Signs of a Relationship on the Rocks

Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
What to look for and why to trust your gut.

4. The Secret to Revealing Your Secrets

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Self-disclosure can help you build deeper connections.

12. Grudge: Holding One

Joachim I Krueger Ph.D.
When forgiveness is for suckers

5. Why Trust Isn't Easy

Art Markman Ph.D.
New research proves that, for some of us, trusting others is hard work.

2. 6 Ways to Maximize Your Time

Marty Nemko Ph.D.
Are you bad at time management? You can get better quickly.

6. Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It

Peter Gray
To protect our children we must allow them to play in ways deemed "risky."

9. Does a Sexless Marriage Justify Adultery?

Mark D. White Ph.D.
Do two wrongs make a right? Philosophy tackles a difficult real-life conundrum.

10. Better Your Email Communication

Thomas Hills Ph.D.
Good emails are an art, but even Picasso had some rules.

11. What Is Sexually "Normal?"

Todd B Kashdan Ph.D.
Exploring sexual health and controversies.

7. How Far We'll Go to Feel in Control

Joseph T. Hallinan
When we don't have a sense of control, we just make it up.

13. Violent Vs Nonviolent Revolutions

Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Why boycotts outperform bombs

21. One Self or Many Selves?

Gregg Henriques
Understanding why we have a multiplicity of self-states.

14. When Fighting Gets Ugly

Harriet Lerner Ph.D.
The number one "Anger Rule" when things go from zero to one hundred.

16. Living a Purposeful Life

Aldo Civico Ph.D.
Adam Braun’s own journey in his new book The Promise of a Pencil.

17. Sexual Communication Out of the Bedroom

Noam Shpancer Ph.D.
Silences about sex outside the bedroom.

25. Understanding Peer Pressure

John T. Chirban Ph.D, Th.D.
Supporting Your Child’s Body Self

18. Gut-Level Lie Detection?

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

15. Is Romantic Ignorance a Virtue?

Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
The romantic value of not knowing.

19. Being Dishonest Enhances Creativity

Sian Beilock Ph.D.
Breaking rules is linked to both dishonest and creative acts.

22. Procrastination: Blame It On My Genes

Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
Biology is not destiny

23. What Drives People to the Fork in the Road?

Kurt A Carlson Ph.D.
Problems are the precursors of choice.

24. Act Like a Doctor, Think Like a Patient

Alan S. Rockoff M.D., F.A.A.D.
Can patient-focused medicine be taught?

20. Top Traits of Leadership

Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
What are the most important leadership skills? How many do you possess?