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A recent study of over 135,000 participants concludes that a sense of purpose is associated with reduced loneliness, particularly among those experiencing severe psychological distress.
According to a recent study, all narcissists desire status, but only some narcissists feel they have succeeded in achieving it.
Recent research suggests that we experience our life as meaningful when we feel our life matters, is coherent, and has an overall purpose.
A recent review of 75 studies (with nearly 280,000 participants) discusses the linguistic predictors of suicidal thoughts and suicidal behaviors.
A new study finds that people who self-identify as agnostic, versus atheist, are more curious about others and open to their views but also less emotionally stable.
A recent study of over 6,000 American adults suggests the link between active suicidal ideation and suicide attempt is weaker than previously assumed.
A recent paper proposes a new model that emphasizes curiosity, emotion regulation, compassion, self/life knowledge, metacognition, and self-reflection.
A new study suggests the emotion regulation strategy of reappraisal is associated with better change outcomes for partners in a relationship.
A recent series of studies finds that one way to increase passion and relationship intimacy, commitment, and satisfaction involves romantic nostalgia.
A new study concludes that relationship variables explain why some people experience higher satisfaction with their sex life.
A recent article reviews the latest research on the classification, assessment, and treatment of compulsive shopping.
A recent study suggests a negative evaluation of one’s own body negatively affects relationship satisfaction and sexual satisfaction.
A new study finds that perfection differs from excellence, and the latter is associated with more positive outcomes, such as better academic performance and more life satisfaction.
New research suggests autonomy-supportive (compared to controlling) strategies are more effective for maintaining privacy and eliciting disclosure in a romantic relationship.
A recent study of nearly 8,000 participants examines the difference between emotional loneliness and social loneliness and the risk factors for each.
When does men’s porn consumption result in reduced sexual satisfaction? According to a new study, when it increases the ideal-actual sexual discrepancy.
A recent study concludes that helping to regulate another person’s emotions reduces the distress you yourself experience.
A recent study suggests that compared to others, the best performers do not give the best advice; they simply provide more of it.
A recent study suggests that leaders-to-be differ from non-leaders even before being appointed, but that they also change as they prepare for the position and during their career.
A recent study finds that even though people believe they can tell who is being authentic and who is being fake, self-rated and other-rated authenticity are not correlated.
A new study finds social rejection expectations influence the development of depression. Similarly, depression increases the likelihood of rejection expectations.
A recent study discusses the importance of self-connection and the development and validation of a self-connection scale.
Repeatedly terminating a romantic relationship and then reconciling is associated with increased anxiety and depression, according to a recent study.
A recent study finds that people with vulnerable narcissism have a tendency to fear being laughed at, but also tend to enjoy laughing at others.
A recent paper reviews the effects of sacrifice on the sacrificer, partner’s mental health, and relationship.
A recent paper suggests our beliefs are more likely to affect decision-making and behavior when they are “validated.”
A recent paper discusses a new model of what interpersonal chemistry is and how it emerges and operates.
A recent study finds that, contrary to common assumptions, women are more likely than men to engage in cyberstalking—especially certain types.
A recent paper argues that some cope with loneliness through consumption—such as buying nostalgic items or objects with human-like characteristics—which can have negative consequences.
A recent paper argues that people who are impatient lack either the ability or desire to exercise self-control—and it discusses how to overcome those obstacles.
Arash Emamzadeh attended the University of British Columbia in Canada, where he studied genetics and psychology. He has also done graduate work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology in U.S.