March 2016

Psychology Today Magazine March 2016

The Superskeptic

The Superskeptic

By Gary Drevitch
David Helfand is concerned about why we believe what we believe.
What Happens When a Friend Cuts You Out of Their Life?

Broken Bridge

By Jeanne Safer
What sparks the demise of a serious friendship? And what can be salvaged from the emotional wreckage?
All That Remains

All That Remains

By Matt Huston
Social media present the modern mourner with new comforts and challenges.
Vine and Dandy

Vine and Dandy

By Jonathan Cristaldi, Ian White
The qualities of wine make meals more rewarding.
Prophesy and Retrodiction

Prophesy and Retrodiction

By Kaja Perina
Jerome Kagan contemplates just how much we can predict about children.
Dear Interior: Know-How

Dear Interior: Know-How

By Eleanor Davis
Who has all the know-how?
A Multitasking Molecule

A Multitasking Molecule

By Rachel Uda
Melatonin does a lot more than help you sleep.
4 Common Myths About Sex and Desire (and the Surprising Truth)

Hot Pursuit

By Matt Huston
The understanding of our oldest pastime is constantly evolving.
Our First Craving

Our First Craving

By Matt Huston
Biology and culture propel our hunger for meat.
I Want You to Want Me

I Want You to Want Me

By Colleen Park, Rachel Uda
Feeling desired is a turn-on—especially, it seems, for women.
Blinded by the Thrill

Blinded by the Thrill

By Matt Huston
R-rated images influence us in surprising ways—whether we realize we're seeing them or not.
Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

By Colleen Park, Rachel Uda
A look into our long affair with jewelry.
Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It?

By Kate Newman
Prizes often seem more appealing in the heat of a contest.
Unconventional Wisdom: Dating After Divorce

Unconventional Wisdom: Dating After Divorce

On learning how to flirt and more.
Foodstuff of Dreams

Foodstuff of Dreams

By Kate Newman, Rachel Uda
Are you paying for a snack—or an aspiration?