May 2012

Psychology Today Magazine May 2012

Mind Your Body: Dial Down The Pressure

By Lauren F. Friedman
A new understanding of migraines offers hope for long-suffering patients.

Unconventional Wisdom: Do Men Really Love Bitches?

By Hara Estroff Marano
The bitch quotient, perfectionism and a bad wife.

Two-Minute Memoir: How to Ditch a Dream

By Augusten Burroughs
Sometimes it's a good idea to give up on your goals.

Field Guide to The Contrarian

By Elizabeth Svoboda
Contrarians don't care what you think.

Bookshelf: The Hidden Mind

By Merel van Beeren, Alison DeNisco, Becca Weinstein, Mary Diduch
Magical thoughts, cheating, anxiety and the unconscious mind.

Road Test: Can I Pay Extra, Please?

By Merel van Beeren
We're not freeloaders at heart, even when given a choice.

Diagnosis: Calm Down, Boys

By Mary Bates
Adolescent girls have ADHD, too.

News: Insomnia, Fear and Perception

By Alice Oglethorpe, Amy Kraft, Mary Diduch
How to get better sleep, appreciate art and find your keys.

Final Analysis: Keepin' The Kids Engaged

By Brian Frazer
Millennial-friendly mechanisms to help today's youth grasp the psychology principles of yesteryear.

Blogger Spotlight: Strangers Need Not Apply

By Dario Maestripieri
Why nepotism is here to stay.

Earnings and Yearnings: Trying Before Buying

By Becca Weinstein
Part of getting a job today requires a trial run.

PT Recipe: A Perfect Food?

By Hara Estroff Marano
It's time for spears without peers.

Keen Cuisine: The Vanishing Mineral

By Hara Estroff Marano
Magnesium deficiency is on the rise.

Nature's Bounty: The Wonder of Bread

By Daniel A. Marano
Trust in crust.

Outside In: Heat Seekers

By Katherine Schreiber
To the brain, physical and social warmth are one and the same.

Sex: Sleeping Together

By Alison DeNisco
Step aside, Big O: Zzz's matter, too.

Eccentric's Corner: About a Boy, Named Paul

By Katherine Schreiber
Director Paul Weitz knows how to bluff his way to success.

Blogs: Chief Executive Oops

By PT Staff
Experts find lessons in their most memorable on-the-job blunders.

Carnal Clues: Go for the Gold

By Becca Weinstein
The real prize? A natural high.

Romance Face-Off: Cohabitation vs. Marriage

By Alison DeNisco
In the game of love, which arrangement wins?

Four Secrets of Creativity

By Mary Diduch
To get your mental engine humming, ignore conventional advice.