Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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How we think about ourselves and others
Melissa Burkley Ph.D.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, those with narcissistic moms could use some tips on how to navigate the choppy holiday waters.
Think you could never be lured into a cult? Think again. Figures like Keith Raniere prey on everyday people using three basic psychological principles.
A new study explores how women’s dreams have been more negatively impacted by pandemic.
In the age of COVID-19, finding joy is more important than ever. Here are a few science-backed tips for cultivating joy in challenging times.
New research shows that people high in psychopathic personality traits may be more likely to spread Covid-19.
New research shows people don’t see their own behaviors as racist, but they do label another person who engages in those same behaviors as racist.
Surviving our current times demands you have a strong immune system. Here are some simple life hacks to supercharge your immune response and help you fend off future illness.
Now more than ever, it is essential that you have a strong immune system. Here are five simple ways to bolster your immune system.
Medical detection dogs might be our best diagnostic tool in the battle against COVID-19.
Research suggests that psychopaths are more likely to be night owls than morning larks.
A new survey finds 1 in 3 workers lives paycheck-to-paycheck, regardless of the size of their salary. Here's why.
Think Alzheimer’s is only a memory disease? Think again. Recent discoveries linking Alzheimer’s and sleep problems has implications for diagnosis and treatment.
A new study finds that people deny they are racist but label behaviors they’ve engaged in as racist when supposedly done by someone else.
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.
Melissa Burkley, Ph.D., is a psychologist and author of both fiction and non-fiction.