Top Posts: December 2014

Take a look at our favorite posts for the month; including the hipster effect, owning our mistakes, your dark side, and much more. Cover image: Shutterstock

13. How to Overcome Fear of Water

By Patty Chang Anker
Drowning prevention begins with learning to manage anxiety outside the pool.

2. The Creative Investment of Worldplay

By Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein
Tomorrow's creative capital is today's creative play.

5. Just How Dark Is Your Dark Side?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
It’s time we looked at our so-called “dark side” from a whole new perspective.

1. Autistic Fantasy With Universal Appeal

By Christopher Badcock Ph.D.
Yes, Robinson Crusoe

3. Are You Vulnerable to the Hipster Effect?

By David DiSalvo
Think you're blazing an independent trail? Think again.

8. The Eyes of the Treme Machine?

By Susan Blackmore Ph.D.
The coming world of drones

4. Genes, Choice, and Human Aspiration

By Louis Putterman Ph.D.
Is wanting to make the world better silly, since we’re vehicles of our genes?

6. Owning Our Mistakes

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Research identifies the key belief that makes us take responsibility.

12. The Wave of Discomfort

By Tim Leberecht
It's good for you

10. How to Find Creative Insights at Work

By Ron Friedman Ph.D.
Three tips for using psychological distance as a tool

11. The Complexity of Bisexuality

By Joe Kort Ph.D.
Bisexuality is real. This article attempts to clarify what it is and is not.

7. Finding Wisdom, and Optimism

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
All in the unlikeliest places

9. Slow Down!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN
Eating slowly can help you eat less.

14. America’s Affluent Teen Crisis

By Linda Esposito LCSW
Why more money may mean more mental health problems for teens.

19. Why Is the Internet So Mad at Harvard Professor Ben Edelman?

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D.
It was never about the four dollars.

17. Taking Collaboration One Step Further

By Tim Leberecht
Moving from cubicles to serendipity to deep connections

18. Is a Red Light Effective to Stop People from Drinking Coke?

By Peter A. Ubel M.D.
The Psychology of Persuasive Food Labels

15. Stress and Cancer

By Lucy O'Donnell
Does stress have an impact on Cancer and if so, how do we manage it?

16. What's a Healthier Option Than Mainstream News?

By Alice Boyes Ph.D.
How to change your news and information diet.

20. The Lone Terrorist in the Workplace

By J. Reid Meloy Ph.D.
Explaining the three components of motivation for ideologically driven violence

21. How to Help a Friend Who's Been Sexually Assaulted

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D.
Here are eight important considerations when offering support.

24. The Best Time to Declare Your Love

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Should you wait until the other reciprocates your feelings?

25. Stress in the City

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D.
Does your pace of life in the city impact your health?

22. Is Your Favorite Team Making You Gain Weight?

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D.
The hidden dangers of being a fan, and how to deal with them

23. What's Really Behind Rebound Sex

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Research reveals why some of us rush to new partners and others don't.

Are You A Manspreader?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
Is manspreading the latest crime against women?

Choose Your 2015 Resolutions Wisely - Go For the Day After

By Ran Zilca
The day after is the day that most books and films never portray