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Top Posts: May 2017

Your glorious spring reads include top posts about helping others, the digital age, depressed and knowing it, plus more. Cover Image: RafalOlkis/Shutterstock
Is The Digital Age Inhabited by Stone-Age People?

Digital Age Inhabitants

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Human brains change in surprising ways.
Can You Be Depressed Without Knowing It? I Was

Can You Be Depressed Without Knowing It?

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
When we do not see the blues in ourselves.
New Details Revealed About an Important Human Ancestor

Origins of Complex Human Behavior

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D.
A big announcement from South Africa about Homo naledi.
Between a Molehill and Mount Everest

Between a Molehill and Mount Everest

By Hal McDonald Ph.D.
A pair of recent studies offers experimental evidence for the "flow" experience.
How a Suicide Attempt Can Affect the Brain

How a Suicide Attempt Can Affect the Brain

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D.
Better therapies from understanding the brain.
Helping Other People With Their Problems Helps You Too

Helping Other People With Their Problems

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Helps you too.
Geographical Differences in Love

Geographical Differences in Love

By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
Certain U.S. regions are more anxious.
Required Summer Reading

Required Summer Reading

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D.
A landmark study of why people believe what they believe and do what they do.
Perfect Parenting? Give It Up

Perfect Parenting? Give It Up

By Karl Pillemer Ph.D.
In parenting, the perfect can get in the way of the good.
Are Therapists Just Rent-a-Friends?

Are Therapists Just Rent-a-Friends?

By David B. Feldman Ph.D.
A lot of people doubt that therapy works. Are they right?
Does the Popularity of Emoji Mean We Are Getting Dumber?

The Popularity of Emoji

By Vyv Evans Ph.D.
Does this mean we are getting dumber?
Why Do Animal Shelter Workers Burn Out?

Why Do Animal Shelter Workers Burn Out?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Downsides to "being called" to save animals.
Understanding Skirt Club

Understanding Skirt Club

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D.
What can an all-women's sex party teach us about our deepest selves?
Want to Be Healthy? Get Rich!

Want to Be Healthy? Money Helps

By Glenn Geher Ph.D.
The wealthy face of healthy living.
Hassles Are Part of Being Human, Even for Our Ancestors

The Hassles of Being Human

By Agustín Fuentes Ph.D.
It’s never easy being human, or even almost human, but that hasn’t stopped us.
Do Young People Feel the Need to Be Selfie-Ready?

The Need to Be Selfie-Ready?

By Pamela B. Rutledge Ph.D., M.B.A.
Are we in an increasingly visual culture?
Is Porn Use Really Harmful to Relationships?

Is Porn Use Really Harmful?

By David Ludden Ph.D.
It’s time to admit that we just don’t know.
What Counts As Intimacy? Not Everyone Agrees

What Counts as Intimacy?

By Tim Cole Ph.D.
Not everyone agrees.
Who Is Having Threesome Sex?

Who Is Having Threesome Sex?

By Robert Burriss Ph.D.
Scientists ask young adults if they lust after multi-partner sex.
5 Reasons to Streamline Your Life

5 Reasons to Streamline Your Life

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why it’s better to live a less cluttered life.
The "Furry Test Tubes" of Obesity Research

The "Furry Test Tubes" of Obesity Research

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D.
The "intellectual leap" of translating science from mice to humans
 Race-Related Trauma Disrupts Psychological Well-Being

Race-Related Trauma Disrupts Well-Being

By Dawn X. Henderson Ph.D.
Race plays a major role in the health of youth
Should You Set Clear Work-Home Boundaries?

Setting Clear Work-Home Boundaries

By Angela Grippo Ph.D.
Five tips for striking the right balance between your job and personal life.
8 Cool Facts About Brain Freeze

8 Cool Facts About Brain Freeze

By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S.
3. Brain freeze may run in families.
3 Rules for Podcastable Characters

Podcastable Characters

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Turning someone you know into a viral phenomenon.