There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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A new study uncovers another reason why it is difficult to date a narcissist.
How does the endorsement of traditional gender-role beliefs and male sexuality stereotypes affect sexual compliance in heterosexual men?
Expressing gratitude may be the most effective way to combat objectification.
A psychiatrist tells us what we need to know about avoiding certain food groups.
Recent research highlights two ways to become a better listener.
Psychologists offer a new way to tell if one has undesirable personality traits.
New research explores the pain of rejection and how to effectively combat it.
New research shows that although personality is perceived as relatively stable throughout an individual’s life, mindfulness can be malleable through practice and therapy.
A troubled childhood can cause imbalances in how we see risks and rewards.
New research examines the personality similarities that lead to romantic success.
New research suggests that consuming art can help us feel happy.
Research tested the role autonomy plays in living a happy and engaged life.
A new study examines how dark personality traits show up in basic models of personality, such as the Big Five model of personality.
How do narcissistic traits affect romantic relationships? New research answers.
Although personality disorders are usually diagnosed in adults, they present a developmental path and initial symptoms that can be detected at early ages.
New research teaches us how to practice better self-control and restraint.
Why you should use situational cues when planning for the future.
Are your personality and place of work at odds with each other?
Narcissism manifests in many ways. Here's one, according to a new study.
There are many ways to be happy. Which will you choose today?
Psychedelics may emerge as a dominant psychiatric treatment sooner than thought.
Research challenges the notion that extraverts are better leaders.
A new study explores the problem with being lenient when our loved ones mess up.
New research explores how AI faces can be highly realistic and trustworthy.
Do psychedelics amplify our connection with nature?
Here's why extraverts may have the upper hand when caring for their psychological needs.
A new study of 60 obese or overweight women took part in a three-month behavioral weight-loss program which included diet and exercise goals.
Mark Travers, Ph.D., is an American psychologist with degrees from Cornell University and the University of Colorado Boulder.