September 2016

Psychology Today Magazine September 2016

Crazy Like an Ex

Eccentric’s Corner: Crazy Like an Ex

By Lisa A. Phillips
Rachel Bloom turned her struggles with depression, anxiety, and romantic obsession into an unlikely television success.
The Ghost in Our Midst

2 Minute Memoir: The Ghost in Our Midst

By James Rosen
A Washington journalist is tipped off to the little-known history of his own house.
Who Says 'I Love You' First, and Why It's So Important

Relationships: Magic Words

By Jenna Birch
There’s more to saying “I love you” than sharing a powerful emotion.
Warped Reality

Mind Your Body: Warped Reality

By Andrew Rosenblum
What will it mean when millions of people play—and kill—in virtual reality?
Time for a Brake

Supplemental Science: Time for a Brake

By Shira Polan
GABA can help depression and other mental disorders
Day Tripping: Augusten Burroughs

Day Tripping: Augusten Burroughs

By Lybi Ma
The world according to the author of "Lust and Wonder."
Unconventional Wisdom: Behind My Peers

Unconventional Wisdom: Behind My Peers

By Hara Estroff Marano
How do you make up for lost time?
The Hot Seat

The Hot Seat

By Matt Huston
Can an 11th-hour slip tarnish a candidate’s image?
The Emotional Tightrope

The Emotional Tightrope

By Libby Ryan
Female political candidates face a balancing act.
The Power (and Peril) of Pride

The Power (and Peril) of Pride

By Emily Silber
Pride can be a curse—or a source of strength.
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A Four-Letter Fan

By Matt Huston
A cognitive scientist offers a look at language through the lens of profanity.
Image: list of 2016 baby names

Sounds Like a Girl

By Shira Polan
A name's pronunciation may influence whether it seems more fitting for a boy or a girl.
What’s the Deal With Adult Coloring Books?

What’s the Deal With Adult Coloring Books?

By Emily Silber
Buyers may come for the nostalgia but stay for the inspiration.
Eyes Off the Prize

Eyes Off the Prize

By Colleen Park
Coupling can lead us to perceive others as less attractive.
Graphic: Music and mood

This Is Your Jam

By Matt Huston
Personal characteristics can predict musical preferences.
You Lookin’ at Me?

You Lookin’ at Me?

By Shira Polan
Our gaze during social interactions depends on hierarchy.