March 2017

Psychology Today Magazine March 2017

Image: Kamau Bell

On Our Own

By Matt Huston
Even fleeting moments away from others present an opportunity to catch up with yourself.
Please Pass the Algae

Nature's Bounty: Please Pass The Algae

By Hara Estroff Marano
Gathering momentum as the next superfood, algae might save the planet as well.
He Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried

Eccentric's Corner: He Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried

By Gary Drevitch
Donald Prothero has sorted out the fossils of prehistoric species and waged a battle against pseudoscience.
Mastering Your Mental Game

One Question: Mastering Your Mental Game

By Jennifer Bleyer
International Master Tania Sachdev explains the benefits of chess in her everyday life.
Tend and Defend

Social Behavior: Tend and Defend

By Jennifer Bleyer, Christopher Badcock Ph.D.
Oxytocin is best known for generating human connection, but research shows it has a dark side.
Massively Intelligent

Books: Massively Intelligent

By Gary Drevitch
Hardly anyone can accurately explain how a zipper works. Yet we've cracked the atom and explored deep space.
Dance With a Demon

2-Minute Memoir: Dance With a Demon

By Lilly Dancyger
Years after his death, a daughter started to hold her father responsible for his destructive choices.

Supplemental Science: E-ssential!

By Hara Estroff Marano
Vitamin E is as necessary as oxygen, but just how much we need is still up in the air.

The Long-View Lover

By Matt Huston
Those who anticipate the ups and downs of a shared sex life may be more satisfied.
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The Lost Art of Disconnecting

By Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana
Rewriting the Rules of Bedtime

Rewriting the Rules of Bedtime

By Joshua Alvarez
A new book traces the surprising modern history of sleep and our attempts to tame it.
Unconventional Wisdom: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Unconventional Wisdom: A Diagnostic Dilemma

By Hara Estroff Marano
The more you try to stop thinking about something, the more involved with it you become.
One More Shot

One More Shot

By Bethany Radcliff
Mistakes should make us slow down and reflect, but we may do the exact opposite.
Image: Chart depicting literature becoming less cheery

Woeful Words

By Shira Polan
Positivity, at least in written language, might be on the wane.