There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The topic of narcissism is popular in the scholarly and popular literature these days. Here is how we actually measure the trait and interpret individual scores.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
About 20 percent of heterosexual, dating American women admit to having a romantic "Plan B." Who are these women, and what are they thinking?
By Neel Burton M.D. on January 03, 2019 in Hide and Seek
Successful versus unsuccessful psychopaths.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on December 28, 2018 in From Anxiety to Zen
The omission of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) by the DSM-5 does not mean it's not a thing.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on December 28, 2018 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
Bullies tend to have high-conflict personalities. They are predictable, impulsive, and rigid thinkers. Here's a few tips for dealing with them in negotiations.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Beastly Behavior
While a personal evaluation is required for a psychological diagnosis, an evolutionary analysis can be informative on this important question.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
The DSM maps the personality disorders into clusters (A, B, and C). This blog organizes them into their polar opposites (e.g., Narcissistic is the opposite of Avoidant).
By Christine B. L. Adams MD on December 01, 2018 in Living on Automatic
Do you know people who throw up their hands and refuse to deal with life's problems, or are you one of them? Discover the upsides and downsides of "low-copers."
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on November 29, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
Narcissists who are especially effective at winning the affection and praise of others may also leave a trail of broken relationships.
By Christopher Bergland on November 24, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that low self-esteem may be a prime driver of self-harm among gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.
By Devon Frye on November 20, 2018 in Brainstorm
Narcissists are well-liked—when people first meet them. A new series of studies posits that this strong first impression may be partly due to the perception of high self-esteem.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on November 19, 2018 in Pura Vida
A bit of painless probability and a mess of multiverses helps provide some insight into the fraught question of whether "our" universe was made for us.
By Christopher Bergland on November 14, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
We're all narcissistic to a degree. But two recent studies have identified previously unrecognized benefits associated with subclinical narcissism.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in Pura Vida
According to some experts, the physical constants of the universe shows that it was made, somehow, for us. Others disagree.
By Robert Berezin M.D. on November 09, 2018 in The Theater of the Brain
Understanding the role that genetic temperament plays in how specific psychiatric symptoms are created.
By Amy Barnhorst MD on November 09, 2018 in In Crisis
There is a difference between being psychologically unwell and mentally ill. Angry, entitled, vengeful mass shooters overwhelmingly fall into the first category.
By Wendy Jones, Ph.D. on October 29, 2018 in Intersubjective
Jane Austen would have made a great therapist.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on October 28, 2018 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
Is Trump an effective leader? What does the research say?
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on October 17, 2018 in In Excess
Recent media reports and research claim that some individuals are "addicted" to taking selfies. Let's look at the science behind the claims.
By James Kuzner Ph.D. on October 10, 2018 in Shakespeare's Love Lessons
Want to know how to deal with the narcissist in your life? Worried that you may be that narcissist? Shakespeare can help.
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on October 08, 2018 in The Human Equation
Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman identified a general factor of intelligence. Today, researchers say there is a general factor for evil, a dark core of personality traits.
By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on September 28, 2018 in Romance Redux
A new concept, echoism, captures an experience many people have had no words for. Echoists are uncomfortable with praise and are drawn to narcissistic partners. Sound familiar?
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on September 27, 2018 in Between Cultures
Insights into the complex relationship between praise and narcissism and what it really takes for children to cultivate healthy self-esteem.
By Tara Well Ph.D. on September 23, 2018 in The Clarity
The connections between narcissism, mirrors, self-focus, and physical attractiveness are complex—and surprising.
By Steve Rathje on September 12, 2018 in Words Matter
Evidence-backed strategies for the next election.