January 2009

Psychology Today Magazine January 2009

Field Guide to the Pack Rat: Closet Cases

By Elizabeth Svoboda

Hard times can awaken the hoarder within.

How to Mediate a Dispute

By Sadia Latifi
The right way to deal with drama.

Hollywood Gossip Monger

By Matthew Hutson

He's an online sniper targeting Hollywood reputations.

Diagnosis: Nonsmoking Buddies

By Gina Ryder
It's easier to say no as a chorus.

Religion: With God as My Wingman

By Matthew Hutson
Knave-protection from the nave.

Therapy Watch: Passing the Buck

By Matthew Hutson

When one therapist sends you to another.

Body of Evidence: Just Like Clockwork

By Rachel Mahan
A regular circadian rhythm keeps your body ticking.

Q and A: Irreverence Material

By Matthew Hutson
Five questions for comedian John Hodgman.

Happiness: A Day of Delight

By Carlin Flora
The man on the street shares what delights him—or her.

Mind Your Body: Going Through the Motions

By Matthew Hutson
Mental practice makes perfect.

Final Analysis: Valerie Plame

By Jay Dixit

The century's most famous spy on a life of espionage.

Nature's Bounty: Sage Advice

By Jett Stone
There are more antioxidants in spices than in any other foods.

On The Job: Smash Attack

By Erin Bell
When you really need a break.

Natural Element: Away from My Desk

By Victoria Stern
Where people go to get stuff done.

Keen Cuisine: A Bar Snack That Protects Your Health?

By Sadia Latifi
Behold the power of the peanut.

Language: Bed Bards

By Matthew Hutson
Using a large vocab to impress the ladies.

Global Psyche: National Poker Face

By Marina Krakovsky
Happy or not, Russians rarely smile in public.

Teen Angst Turns Deadly

By Eilene Zimmer
Why girls are killing themselves.

Two-Minute Memoir: With Heart in Mouth

By Christine Cushing
The best meals are made with passion.

Market Madness

By Sadia Latifi

Navigating Wall Street is more of a mind game than ever.

Up Against The Wall

By Judith Sills Ph.D.

How to handle a career roadblock.

The Harvard Horror

By Matthew Hutson
Why dumping people puts you in the dumps.

Neanderthink: The Appeal of the Bad Boy

By Nando Pelusi Ph.D.

Bad boys will always be with us.

PT Recipe: Seeds of Health

By Kyla Dunn
Pomegranates pack a hearty punch.

Quirky Minds: Unexpectedly Expecting

By Victoria Stern

When you're pregnant and you don't realize it.

Beauty Beat: Peek Season and A Grin Wins

By Matthew Hutson, Gina Ryder
In winter, oglers aren't choosy; and smiling as an accessory.

PT Bookshelf: The IQ Test

By Erin Bell, Jay Dixit, Matthew Hutson
Book reviews on intelligence, positive emotion and creativity.

Happiness Makeovers

By Carlin Flora
The journey to personal happiness, and how to get there.

Advice: Tainted Talent?

By Hara Estroff Marano
How you can win over a new boss.

Advice: My Lover Loves His Ex's Kids

By Hara Estroff Marano
Enjoying your role in a complex family.

Advice: He's Not the Man I Married

By Hara Estroff Marano

When he's at home we always end up arguing.

Advice: A Long Delayed Reaction

By Hara Estroff Marano
Is there a statute of limitations on infidelity?

Blogs: Ego Upgrade

By Matthew Hutson

Selecting artificial enhancements.

How to Avoid Being a Victim

By Chuck Hustmyre, Jay Dixit
How not to be a target of crime.