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Top Posts: October 2017

Embrace Autumn with these top reads, including posts about dementia, how to dissent, political office, and more. Cover Image Bilyk Kateryna Shutterstock
Mass Killings: An Evolutionary Perspective

Mass Killings: An Evolutionary Perspective

By Robert J King Ph.D.
Some aspects of mass killings are clearer.
A Political Prescription for Donald Trump's Brain

A Political Prescription for Donald Trump's Brain

By Hara Estroff Marano
A PAC and two bills take aim at the Trump presidency.
The Simplistic Debate Over Artificial Intelligence

The Simplistic Debate Over AI

By Preston Estep Ph.D.
AI might bring doom, but so might we...if we remain independent.
Harvey Weinstein Proves Sex Addiction Doesn't Exist

Harvey Weinstein Proves Sex Addiction Doesn't Exist

By Marty Klein Ph.D.
Feeling out of control is not being out of control
Is Psychology Really a Science?

Is Psychology Really a Science?

By David B. Feldman Ph.D.
Some people say no. Are they right?
Questing for Economic Utopia, Part 1

Questing for Economic Utopia

By Chris Kutarna Ph.D.
This can be humanity's best century, but only if we make new maps to guide us.
Why Would Anyone Run For Office? It’s In Their Genes?

Why Would Anyone Run For Office?

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.
It’s In Their Genes.
Examining Functional Activity in an Individual’s Brain

Functional Activity in the Brain

By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D.
Imaging could lead to major clinical advances.
How Personality Changes in Teens

How Personality Changes in Teens

By Art Markman Ph.D.
A new study explores how traits shift and stabilize over time.
The Art of Nostalgia

The Art of Nostalgia

By Hal McDonald Ph.D.
Nostalgia as an aesthetic form of memory.
Mental Accounting and Self-Control

Mental Accounting and Self-Control

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Richard Thaler wins the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Optimism Challenge Conclusion

Optimism Challenge Conclusion

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D.
Learning from intentional optimism.
Why Should We Grieve the Death of a Wild Animal?

Grieving the Death of a Wild Animal

By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D.
Grieving the death of a wild animal can be revealing.
Why the Emotionally Intelligent May Earn More Money

Do the Emotionally Intelligent Earn More?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
It pays to have a higher EQ.
Stop Saying “You Are Beautiful”

Stop Saying “You Are Beautiful”

By Renee Engeln Ph.D.
Those "You are beautiful" messages can backfire.
How Many Ways Can We Measure Well-Being?

How Many Ways Can We Measure Well-Being?

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.
Reconsidering how we think about the subject.
The Key to Forgiveness?

The Key to Forgiveness?

By Tim Cole Ph.D.
New research examines the factors that lead to forgiveness.
Why Do People Think Animals Make Good Therapists?

Animals Make Good Therapists?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Why the animal-assisted therapy meme has gone viral.
The Meaning of Regret

The Meaning of Regret

By Bruce Grierson
You wouldn’t do it again, but does that have to mean you’re sorry it happened?
Genetic Research Uncovers Traits Associated With Longer Life

Traits Associated With Longer Life

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN
Scientists are digging deeper into the secrets of longevity.
The Psychologist and the Serial Killer

The Psychologist and the Serial Killer

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
A prison psychologist's full assessment of Ted Bundy.
Skill May Be More Important Than Size and Strength in Fights

Skill Over Size and Strength

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
New research suggests an animal's actual brawling talent is critical to assess.
Choosing a Romantic Partner

Choosing a Romantic Partner

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
When many are too much and too many are not enough.
Finding a Partner You Love, and Loving the Partner You Find

Loving the Partner You Find

By Robert Burriss Ph.D.
Do we change our "type" to match the partner we find?
Measurement Reliability Explained in Simple Language

Measurement Reliability Explained

By John A. Johnson Ph.D.
Why you absolutely must understand the basics of psychological measurement.