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Psychologist Chia-Huei Wu discusses his new book on work and personality change.
A new survey examines the psychology and user experience of online dating.
A new assessment divides decision-making into four styles. Which works best for you?
Happiness is a skill. Here's how to improve it.
Three must-know insights from this year’s World Happiness Report.
New research explores problems arising from chronic job insecurity.
Recent research explores why talk therapy is so effective at treating depression.
New data reveals who is most susceptible to "WFH" misconduct.
Beware of anyone who tells you your positivity is toxic.
Gratitude may make us more susceptible to social influence, finds a new study.
Juliette Swann discusses her company's unique approach to online dating.
How to overcome the "rosy retrospection" bias.
New research suggests men and women take different approaches to cooperation.
A new study offers tips on how to make your relationship thrive during COVID-19.
Money makes us happier, but only up to a certain point.
Why do we sometimes find ourselves rooting for the Tony Sopranos, Walter Whites, and Harley Quinns of the world? It may have to do with the extent to which we see ourselves in them.
New research adds depth to our understanding of personality traits like narcissism and Machiavellianism.
Tips for starting your year on the right foot.
New research argues that dark personalities are no smarter than the rest of us.
The answer is more complicated than you might think.
New research reveals interesting gender differences in pre-teen personalities.
Research offers a new take on the question of whether money can buy happiness.
New research explores the relationship habits of narcissists.
Meet the "other-contingent" extravert. Actually, you probably already know several.
New research peers into the mind of the "know-it-all" personality.
Psychologists identify an “inverted U-function” of eyelash attractiveness.
A lot more work needs to be done in the U.S. to create a gender-equal society.
2. Men are lonelier early in life; women are lonelier later on.
Research suggests there is something particularly noxious about student loan debt.
Racial bias is alive and well in America. Science shows us how.
Mark Travers, Ph.D., is a psychologist who writes about human potential and the science of reaching it.