Top Posts: June 2014

Top Posts: June 2014

Here’s a sampling of the month's best, including bipolar emotions, learning from handshakes, the inconspicuous predator, the secrets we keep, and much more. Image: Shutterstock.

8. Can You Feel Two Emotions at Once?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Indecision, vacillation, procrastination—they’re all driven by bipolar emotions.

1. What You Can Learn From a Handshake

By John D Mayer Ph.D.
Was your parents' advice right?

3. Risk and the Paranormal

By Susan Blackmore Ph.D.
Skepticism about the paranormal predicts risk intelligence

4. Why We Keep Secrets From Our Partners

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Who keeps the most secrets in relationships.

12. Baby Rituals

By Matthew J Rossano Ph.D.
How we use ritual to draw infants into the adult social world

5. Why Is Home More Stressful Than the Workplace?

By Ken Eisold Ph.D.
And who feels loved?

2. Three Key Signs of the Inconspicuous Predator

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Why we don’t see those who intend to harm us or others, until it's too late.

6. When Parents Conflict Over Their Adolescent

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Adolescence creates more conflict with parents, and also between parents

9. Cynical? You're Increasing Your Risk of Dementia

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D.
Your attitudes can affect your mental health, in a big way.

10. Graduating? Asking for Recommendations

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Don't freeze when asking for a recommendation

11. What the Amish Can Teach Us About Technology

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D.
Where are the techno-media taking us?

7. Why Doctors Don’t Want Their Own Medicine

By Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel
And what the rest of us can learn from them

13. The Happy Loner

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Should we be wary of loners or people who can’t be alone?

21. The "Why" Behind Teen Suicide

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann M.S., L.P.C.
Teen suicide: too many questions, but not enough answers.

14. When Mothers Don't Feel Motherly

By Stanton Peele
Has the role of parent become so confining that it is making us sick?

16. Is the Fault in Our Stars? The Psychology of Belief in Fate

By Peg Streep
Why we think what we think about pivotal events

17. Stalking Is Not Strength

By Lisa A. Phillips
Even when a woman does it.

25. Motivated Ambiguity: Is This a Date?

By Scott M. Stanley Ph.D.
An attempt to explain the ambiguity that has made coupling so confusing.

18. Conversational Neurochemistry

By Judith E Glaser
Practice "mind opening" psychology in your teams and organizations.

15. The Fundamental Attribution Error

By Mark Sherman Ph.D.
Annoyed? Peeved? The fundamental attribution error explains it all.

19. Can You Be Bimusical?

By Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis Ph.D.
Is there a musical phenomenon parallel to bilingualism?

22. Seven Myths About Mindfulness

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Misconceptions to be aware of as mindfulness enters the mainstream culture

23. Tips for Tough Conversations

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
When issues need to be addressed.

24. Selective Perception and Attention at the World Cup

By Alan Castel Ph.D.
Why we remember a game differently.

20. Rage and the Problem of Male Sexual Privilege

By Galen Guengerich Ph.D.
How our oldest story was made new again in Santa Barbara