January 2013

Psychology Today Magazine January 2013

Two-Minute Memoir: The Newlywed Examination

By Aspen Matis
Justin was the quiet presence who helped me heal from sexual assault. So why wasn't I fighting the accusations against him?

Rant: Divorce: Not an Option for Me

By Sasha Aslanian
A child of divorce grapples with raising her own children.

Outside In: But It's All Natural!

By Lauren F. Friedman
Do we have an instinctive preference for herbal remedies?

Unconventional Wisdom: Love on the Internet

By Hara Estroff Marano
Relationships substituting electronic contact for real contact may suffer in the long run.

Two-Minute Memoir: Love and Fatigue

By Roger King
Illness won love and lost love—then taught me how to live.

Eccentric's Corner: The Master of Hide & Seek

By Kyle Dowling
Privacy expert Frank Ahearn helps people bury the skeletons in their closet.

Bookshelf: Your Bigoted Brain

By Matt Huston, Marina Koren, Luciana Gravotta, Lina Zeldovich
Deep-seated stereotypes shape your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Blogs: Old Dogs, New Tricks

By PT Staff
Can people change? Or are some parts of us set in stone?

Q&A: The Brain That Heals Itself

By Luciana Gravotta
On whether we can reverse damage in the brain, instead of just trying to fix it.

News: A Toasted Marshmallow (Test)

By Lina Zeldovich
The classic test of self-control is not as straightforward as you might believe.

News: Rebuffed!

By Leon Seltzer
Four reasons someone might reject your help

I Love Being a Guy

By Douglas Kenrick
The trade-offs of the Y chromosome.

Nature's Bounty: A Clockwork Orange...or Pork Chop

By Lina Zeldovich
What to eat when and why

Sex: Can't Hurry Love

By Matt Huston
When you first decide to have sex matters—even years later.

Mind Your Body: Sick with Sadness

By Matthew Hutson
Why do some people die from grief, while others pull through?

Field Test: Help Me, Help You

By Marina Koren
Why every customer should be polite.

Romance: Till Unfriending Do Us Part

By Lauren F. Friedman
A modern guide to navigating the lifecycle of a relationship—on Facebook.

Tip Sheet: On the Other Hand...

By Matt Huston
Remove your blinders before picking a side.

News: Take the Money and Run

By Luciana Gravotta
Why splurging on the honeymoon instead of the dress is tied to greater happiness

Eyes on The Prize

By Lauren F. Friedman
Is happiness something you can chase, or is it foolish to try?