July 2013

Psychology Today Magazine July 2013

Keen Cuisine: The Queen B

By Melinda Wenner Moyer
Folate is a B vitamin tied in multiple ways to brain function.

Unconventional Wisdom: Undone by Insecurity

By Hara Estroff Marano
Insecurity is a most unattractive trait in a partner.

Two-Minute Memoir: My Father, The Stranger

By Scott C. Johnson

A father, a son, and the secrets of a Cold War spy.

Bookshelf: The Power of One

By Lauren F. Friedman, Matt Huston
Book reviews: The only child, brain scans and depending on science for answers

Stat: Phi Beta Frappuccino

By Lauren F. Friedman
A crisis of underemployment means finding a challenging job is harder than ever.

Gratitude: 4 Don’ts of Gratitude

By Amie M. Gordon
One “thank you” will often do, thank you very much

Quirks: All Hands on Deck

By Christian Jarrett
Handedness is connected to some bigger-picture traits

Chart: When Bald Is Best

By Matt Huston
The hair on your head and your face sends a powerful message.

News: Old Drug, New Tricks

By Bahar Gholipour
An oft-abused drug offers promise as a fast-acting intervention for depression.

News: It Takes a Village

By Mara Model
The biz of being a babe

Q&A: Ungifted and Talented

By Andrea Hilbert
An erstwhile remedial student sets out to overturn ideas about intelligence.

POV: 8 Key Behavioral Catchphrases

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Cool ideas in the quest to understand behavior.

Nature's Bounty: The Good Fat

By Hara Estroff Marano
Good olive oil bites the throat, but coddles the brain.

Sex: From Desire to Doing

By Katherine Schreiber
Who makes the first move—and why?

Eccentric's Corner: The Thinking Teen Idol

By Kim Tranell
Tavi Gevinson created a space for teen girls to inspire each other.