January 2011

Psychology Today Magazine January 2011

Field Guide to the Die-Hard Fan

By Stephanie Booth
How Harry Potter can hijack the brain

Earnings and Yearnings: Meet the Slashers

By Carlin Flora
More than one career can be doubly fulfilling.

Diagnosis: Rest in Pieces

By Michael J. Breus Ph.D.
Why a full night's sleep won't always restore you.

Senses: Sound Familiar?

By Richard Restak M.D., Scott Kim
How we find meaning in the din

Romance: Infraction Reactions

By Andrea Bartz, Michele Lent Hirsch
New on cheating and chivalry

Recipe: Winter's Best

By Hara Estroff Marano
Take the chill out of the air with a hot soup.

Outside In: Things Are Looking Up

By Lauren F. Friedman
How ceilings shape behavior

Insights: News

By Tarah Knaresboro, Katherine Schreiber, Jenny Merkin
News from dementia to good behavior.

Nature's Bounty: Fruit Loopiness

By Katherine Schreiber
Why we lie about fruit and veggie consumption.

Mind Your Body: Watered-Down Thinking

By Andrea Bartz
An unchecked immune system may have cognitive costs.

Memory: Science (Non-)Fiction

By Sajel K. Shah
Advances in memory research that would make Isaac Asimov swoon

Keen Cuisine: The Bs Get an A

By Hara Estroff Marano
New studies link B vitamins to preserving memory, mood, and cognitive mastery at all ages.

The Arithmetic of Adulthood

By Emily Anthes
The social and economic cost of adult life.

Final Analysis: Evolved Emotions

By Brian Frazer
Envy, status anxiety, and other feelings get a modern makeover.

Bookshelf: Winter Reads

By Michele Lent Hirsch, Sajel K. Shah, Hara Estroff Marano, Katherine Schreiber, Vanessa Pinto
The latest books on kissing, mood, technology and more.

Blogs: Do As I Say

By PT Staff
Even experts are occasional hypocrites.

The Science of Success: The If-Then Solution

By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
No willpower? No problem

Beauty Treatment: Break Your Beauty Rut

By Marissa Conrad
A brand's old age may dupe you into believing it's the best

Advice: Kids and Sex

By Hara Estroff Marano
A girl suffers from guilt over past childhood sexual exploration.

Advice: Behold the MidLife Crisis

By Hara Estroff Marano
After 8 years he needs to "figure our situation out".

Two-Minute Memoir: My Mother's Madness

By Mira Bartók
A mother's anxiety consumes her.