May 2011

Psychology Today Magazine May 2011

Senses: Technicolor Type

By Nancy Ryerson
Shades of synesthesia are built into our brains.

Recipe: Currying Flavor

By Hara Estroff Marano
Spices in curry protect brain cells against many kinds of damage.

Field Guide To The Critic

By Stephanie Booth
The mind of a chronic critic

Romance: Love Boomerangs

By Sarah Henrich
The flipside of your best intentions

PT Puzzle: Square One

By Andrea Bartz
A visual brain-teaser with all the right angles

The Grim Reader

By Karina Grudnikov, Nancy Ryerson, Sarah Henrich, Andrea Bartz
New books shine light on the dark side of human nature.

Outside In: The Autism Question

By James Coplan M.D.
Autism diagnosis rates are soaring, but what does that actually mean?

Optimism, Optimized

By Jill Coody Smits
The tactical game of getting ahead

Insights: News

By Sarah Henrich, Lauren F. Friedman, Nancy Ryerson
Pills for PTSD, pain and why the stock market makes us fat.

Read My Blood

By Tarah Knaresboro
New blood tests for psychological illnesses are changing the way we think about mental health.

Nature's Bounty: The Fab Fourteen

By Katherine Schreiber
When it comes to knowing what to eat, lists can be helpful.

Mind Your Body: Feeling Great at 108

By Marissa Conrad
When it comes to living longer, your perception of your health may trump the digits on that blood pressure cuff.

Memory: Willpower Workout

By Nancy Ryerson
Memory games might help addicts drop the habit.

Keen Cuisine: Juiced!

By Karina Grudnikov
Orange juice made from concentrate packs bonus appeal.

Final Analysis: Memoir Madness

By Bruce Kluger
The malady memoir is flourishing. It's getting hard to find an unoccupied niche.

Ego in Full Bloom

By Katherine Schreiber, Karina Grudnikov
How we evaluate ourselves over the lifespan.

Eccentric’s Corner: The Terminator

Simon Critchley insists you’ll live better if you start learning how to die.

Earnings and Yearnings: Identity Cleft

By Michele Lent Hirsch
Should you be yourself at work?

PT Blogs: Wee Wisdom

By PT Staff
The benefits of staying young at heart

Maybe It's Just Me, But...: How to Be Modest

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
Walking the line between bashful and bombastic.

Beauty Treatment: Mood Makeup

By Katherine Schreiber, Karina Grudnikov
Can cosmetics influence the brain?

Advice: An Excess of Faults

By Hara Estroff Marano
Say goodbye to Mr. Insult.

Advice: A Clean Start

By Hara Estroff Marano
How to clean up a new relationship.

Two-Minute Memoir: My Muse (With Benefits)

By Mark Matousek
Sometimes right and wrong can get all mixed up when the pleasure principle comes into play.