September 2006

Psychology Today Magazine September 2006

A Field Guide to the Neat Freak

By Amy Rosenberg
The dangers—and benefits—of the species.

Bugging Out

By Matthew Hutson

Meds that drive kids mad... temporarily.

Synchrony: All Together Now

By Carlin Flora
Synchronizing with those close by.

Quirky Minds: Forgetting Faces

By William Lee Adams

When everyone is a stranger.

How to Become Your Own Boss

By Judith Sills Ph.D.

The best management is self-management.

When to Rely on a Rookie

By Matthew Hutson

Should you enlist the help of a therapist half your age?

When Beauty Misleads

By Matthew Hutson
Pretty doesn't mean problem-free.

Can't Quit? Go Online

By Orli Van Mourik
A virtual therapist for kicking the habit.

Media Messes with Men's Minds Too

By Brandon Keim
Body image in the minds of men.

Drive Savior

By Orli Van Mourik
When your PC in on the fritz, who you gonna call?

Quicker Than the Eye

By Brandon Keim
How magicians toy with your powers of perception.

The Sweetener Standoff

By Maia Szalavitz
The controversy surrounding artificial sweeteners.

Couples That Beat The Odds

By Mark Teich
How non-traditional couples build enduring unions.

Stop the Insanity

By Alison Fromme
How to tap your mind for more meaningful thinking.

Dealing with Difficult People

By Nando Pelusi Ph.D.
Smart ways to deal with a tyrant.

A Candy Bar a Day

By Jessica Heasley
Give your brain a boost with chocolate.

In Brief: From Hypnosis to Siestas

By PT Staff
Facts on conception, napping, Lassie, and more.

Fighting Flight Fatigue

By Richard A. Lovett

Remedies for the jet lagged.

NonPhysician, Heal Thyself

By PT Staff
How to diagnose yourself and monitor your health.

Harry Shearer on Satire

By Jen A. Miller
A wry provocateur who delights in exposing folly.

Culture: Baby TV

By Matthew Hutson
TV for tots? Child psychologists call for a mass unplugging.

Dons in The Dumps

By Hara Estroff Marano
Professors with the blues.

The Heat of The Moment

By Matthew Hutson
Don't make decisions when you're turned on.

My Friend Is Dating a Jerk

By Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn

How to talk to a friend who's dating a dud.

Eartha Kitt: She Growls, She Purrs

By Carlin Flora
Eartha Kitt, the original material girl.

What Dictators Collect

By Caroline Tiger
Tyrants hoard cash and power, but also cartoons and Westerns.

Meditation: Getting Started

By Katherine Ellison
How to relax the Buddhist way.

The End of Envy

By Katherine Ellison
Three steps to diffusing anger.

Bookshelf: From Psychopaths to Laughter

By Orli Van Mourik, Jessica Heasley, Brandon Keim
Book reviews on psychopaths, morality, and comedy.

Advice: What Did I Do Wrong?

By Hara Estroff Marano
Advice on infertility, stepfamilies, and break-ups.

Lost Sibling: Foreign Relations

By Rosette Royale
A mother's secret tests a son's compassion.