November 2012

Psychology Today Magazine November 2012

Unconventional Wisdom: The Cost of Sobriety

By Hara Estroff Marano
Some paths to sobriety come with unexpected costs.

What it's Like: To Be Homeless

By Grady Sedgwick
Losing it all doesn't have to mean losing hope.

Bookshelf: Pigs Do Fly

By Luciana Gravotta, Kaja Perina, Jonah Comstock
Our crafty brains make sense of the world.

Field Test: Hello Darkness, My New Friend

By Lauren F. Friedman
Music seems to be getting sadder. Are we?

Chart: Sorority Majority

By Marina Koren
When gender balances tip, everyone acts differently.

Why You Buy

By Matt Huston
In shopping—as in life—it's not just what's inside that counts.

Zeitgeist: The Quinn Quagmire (and Other Naming Trends)

By Jonah Comstock, Matt Huston, Jane Nussbaum
How parents name their kids.l

Final Analysis: The Out-of-the-Box Thinker’s Guide to Denial

By Caitlin Caven
Bending reality as if it’s your job. Because you don’t have another job.

Keen Cuisine: Fudging It

By Hara Estroff Marano
Ailing minds can benefit from bitter chocolate.

Nature's Bounty: The Spice of Life

By Hara Estroff Marano
Herbs and spices are at the forefront of research.

Mind Your Body: The Underrated Sense

By Jonah Comstock
In defense of smell: It's crucial to love, health, and survival.

Outside In: You Are What You Eat

By Melinda Wenner Moyer
Food can affect your behavior

Blogs: I Get Knocked Down—But I Get Up Again

By PT Staff
Our ability to bounce back is impressive.

Manners: I Rule

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
When is it okay to toot your own horn?

Tip Sheet: I Can't Believe My Eyes

By Lauren F. Friedman
What makes us buy a lie?

News: Do You Have a Sec?

By Lauren F. Friedman
The upside of workplace distractions.

News: Save Yourself!

By Matt Huston
Trying to dodge a threat?

News: One Step at a Time

By Colin Weatherby
Clues to your character can hide in your stride.