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Melissa Burkley Ph.D.
New research provides insight into why women are often drawn into a psychopath’s web of lies.
Writers often listen to music to boost their creativity, but new research shows this trick may backfire.
Daylight savings meant you gained an extra hour of sleep. But what did it do for your heart?
Despite their popularity, there is little evidence to support the effectiveness of brain supplements. Save your cash and try these easy, science-backed techniques instead.
Nearly everyone has a great book idea, but few actually write a novel. Learning to set SMART goals can propel any writer across the finish line.
With July 4th looming, many pet owners are preparing for a night of watching their beloved dogs shake and whine. But it doesn’t have to be so. Here are some products that can help.
A new study creates a geographical portrait of the prevalence of psychopaths in each U.S. state.
Are you and your partner getting enough sleep? If you want to have kids in the future, you need to be getting your zzz’s now. Here’s why.
Are men getting enough sleep? New research finds several links between sleep and male virility.
New research indicates that having a happy spouse is associated with longevity.
Want to boost your memory, creativity, and overall brain power? Try this trick. It's simple, free, and only takes a second.
We associate conservatives with the right and liberals with the left. But what happens when we reverse the direction of causality? Can changes in body position change our politics?
Most know what a male psychopath looks like. But female psychopaths are far harder to identify. Here are two key differences to help you spot the female psychopath in your life.
A new study explores the difference between conservative and liberal narcissists.
Failure is a part of life, but adopting the right mindset can help you get over any hurdle life puts in your path.
Our shoes display more than just fashion sense and style, they also communicate our political ideology
Politicians with booming voices make voters swoon (especially conservative voters). Here’s why.
A brand new study finds that one particular life experience is associated with a shift toward socially conservative attitudes
New research shows that a psychopath's lack of conscience is wired into the brain.
Think Republicans and Democrats couldn’t disagree more? Think again. Turns out, they can’t even agree on what’s real.
Barr’s comment about Valerie Jarrett ignited a new furor about jokes comparing Black people to apes. This is the psychology behind the tweet.
Morgan Freeman has been added to the list of men accused of bad behavior. Why does it occur? A new study offers an intriguing answer.
Want to boost your creativity? Learn seven science-backed techniques used by creative geniuses like Stephen King and John Steinbeck that will unlock your hidden muse.
Do you have a goal? This simple tip can double your chances of success.
Most people look for a “good stopping place” to stop for the day, but research suggests you should look for a “bad stopping place” to keep your momentum going
Suffering a creative block? Learn which room in your house is most likely to spur your next creative breakthrough.
Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one kind of writer's block. Knowing which kind you have will point you toward the most effective treatment.
Writer/director Dominic Polcino (The Simpsons, King of the Hill, The Family Guy) offers a behind-the-scenes view of the Louis C.K. fallout and #MeToo's impact on Hollywood
The award-winning animated film "Lovesick Fool" depicts one man's attempt to find love in the current world of Facebook likes and Tinder swipes.
Boundaries between real and imaginary, past and present, memory and hallucination, all blur in this new film. Watch it with others and you will be discussing well into the night.
Melissa Burkley, Ph.D., is a psychologist and author of both fiction and non-fiction.