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Surprise plays an invisible but critical role in how people see themselves—and each of us has the opportunity to use this power for good.
Responding to difficult emotions with positivity might seem like a no-brainer, but could it actually do more harm than good?
This Black History Month, learn about ground-breaking Black researchers and the contributions they’ve made to the field.
They say you have to love yourself before you can love others. New research puts this old adage to the test.
Recent research shows that there are a lot of upsides to being guilt-prone, but only if you can balance feelings of responsibility with your own well-being.
Many people dismiss the placebo effect as self-deception, but new research shows that the effect is far more profound and can benefit our everyday lives.
Tired of putting off taking action you know you should take? Research shows that the fix may be surprisingly simple.
How to create diversity without clumping each other into groups.
Does greed do more harm or good? And just how greedy are you?
Increase your problem-solving literacy with this missing skill.
Is 93% of all communication really nonverbal? Separate the facts from the myth.
Find out why popularity matters and 3 habits that will help you get popularity right.
Why has Joaquin Phoenix's speech angered so many people?
Find out if you're using these four common tactics to lie to yourself (and how to stop).
How to overcome the feeling that time is running out.
The surprising benefit of cuteness psychology and how to make it work for you.
Why does your brain love spontaneity? And how can you become more spontaneous?
The approaches you use to make yourself feel better might be causing you to feel worse.
Can you tell if you or someone close to you is stuck in a rut?
Given the choice between feeling discomfort today or feeling regret 10 years from now for the action you didn't take, what do you choose?
Ever find yourself feeling awkward, self-conscious, and incompetent? Good! That means you're growing. Want to grow even more? Research shows you have to reframe effort as growth.
Ever find yourself in the same argument over and over again? If you are stuck in a conflict rut, this approach to ending your conflict is the simple and surprising solution.
Whether you are entering data or stuck watching your sister's baby, these six tips will ensure you'll never have to feel bored.
Surprise intensifies delight and deepens relationships, but not all surprises are made equal. There are three important factors to keep in mind to become a more skillful surprise schemer.
Want to feel more joy and connection more often? The trick may be altering your approach to making memories.
There are more uncertainties and metaphorical dark caves in our lives than ever before. How do we wrangle our fear of the unexpected and explore more?
The science behind unreasonable expectations and how to make them reasonable again.
The science behind our modern day frustrations (and what we can do to stop getting frustrated).
What one love song knew all along about the psychology of intimacy and fulfillment.
The surprising paradox of time: how to have more of it by doing less.
Tania Luna is an author, researcher, educator, and co-host of the podcast Talk Psych to Me.
Surprising psychology findings and tips for work, relationships, and everyday life.