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By Benedict Jones Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in Face Facts
Are sex hormones related to women's mate preferences? New research suggests this long-held, but controversial, theory might not be well supported by evidence.
By Andrea F. Polard Psy.D. on February 26, 2019 in A Unified Theory of Happiness
Feeling inferior? Not so fast. . . .
By Benedict Jones Ph.D. on February 26, 2019 in Face Facts
We may assess these two key traits when meeting someone new.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on February 22, 2019 in Between Cultures
Rather than it being a divine gift reserved for a special few, most of us can boost our charisma levels with the help of a few tricks. Start with how you speak.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 18, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines the link between our first impressions of others (e.g., our assumptions about how extraverted or agreeable they are) and their body shape.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 09, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
When you need to communicate through body language the best impression possible, new research shows how to make sure your nonverbal cues hit home with your audience.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 05, 2019 in Canine Corner
A new and creative approach to reducing the number of dog bites has been introduced in New Zealand
By Sanjiv Chopra, MD and Gina Vild on January 29, 2019 in Your Life’s Purpose
Relatability is key to personal and political success. Learn what kind of smile will woo others
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on January 27, 2019 in Out of the Ooze
Other people frequently try to deceive us about their feelings. Here's what to be on the alert for.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 26, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Going out for a meal with a romantic partner is ordinarily a happy occasion. However, new research shows how your dining choices may affect the outcome of that dinner.
By Dena Kouremetis on January 24, 2019 in (R)aging with Grace
"We get more respect from others when we dress well. Even more importantly, we learn an attitude of respect ourselves."
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 09, 2019 in Canine Corner
New data shows that in conformation dog shows male and female dogs do not have the same likelihood of winning and earning titles.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Do we really judge prospective romantic partners based on what they order? In a word, yes. Research shows how we jump to conclusions based on the foods people eat.
By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Social Lights
How to make your online dating profile stand out.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on January 05, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
To narcissists, relationships are a means to meet their needs. They play games, fool you, then leave.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
There is a difference between being noticed and being admired.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 15, 2018 in How To Do Life
A step-by-step approach.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Out of the Ooze
The "liking gap" explains why you should feel upbeat after meeting new people.
By Jacqueline M. Chen Ph.D. on November 27, 2018 in Race in a New World
People are often driven to identify a multiracial individual's race. Here’s what motivates that curiosity—and why we should resist the urge to ask.
By Devon Frye on November 20, 2018 in Brainstorm
Narcissists are well-liked—when people first meet them. A new series of studies posits that this strong first impression may be partly due to the perception of high self-esteem.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on October 29, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
In an age of political correctness, clothes matter. Inappropriate Halloween costumes blow up the Internet and ruin reputations. Why? Research reveals the impact of attire.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on October 05, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
Shared activities and life events connect us with potential virtual friends, and their proximity seals the deal—allowing us to carry our support group in our pockets.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on September 29, 2018 in Fixing Families
The concept of psychological transference is well-established in the therapy world. Understanding it can help you avoid repeating past relationship mistakes
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on September 22, 2018 in Culture Conscious
Students and workers from China sometimes choose an Anglo name when they come to the U.S. Do they experience less discrimination as a result? Two controlled studies say yes.
By Kelly Campbell Ph.D. on September 19, 2018 in More Than Chemistry
You meet someone new, and things are going great — but after a short time, you’re left wondering what went wrong. Here are 4 tips to maintain someone's interest.
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