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Melissa Burkley Ph.D.
Most know what a male psychopath looks like. But female psychopaths are far harder to identify. Here are two key differences to help you spot the female psychopath in your life.
A new study explores the difference between conservative and liberal narcissists.
Failure is a part of life, but adopting the right mindset can help you get over any hurdle life puts in your path.
Our shoes display more than just fashion sense and style, they also communicate our political ideology
Politicians with booming voices make voters swoon (especially conservative voters). Here’s why.
A brand new study finds that one particular life experience is associated with a shift toward socially conservative attitudes
New research shows that a psychopath's lack of conscience is wired into the brain.
Think Republicans and Democrats couldn’t disagree more? Think again. Turns out, they can’t even agree on what’s real.
Barr’s comment about Valerie Jarrett ignited a new furor about jokes comparing Black people to apes. This is the psychology behind the tweet.
Morgan Freeman has been added to the list of men accused of bad behavior. Why does it occur? A new study offers an intriguing answer.
Want to boost your creativity? Learn seven science-backed techniques used by creative geniuses like Stephen King and John Steinbeck that will unlock your hidden muse.
Do you have a goal? This simple tip can double your chances of success.
Most people look for a “good stopping place” to stop for the day, but research suggests you should look for a “bad stopping place” to keep your momentum going
Suffering a creative block? Learn which room in your house is most likely to spur your next creative breakthrough.
Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one kind of writer's block. Knowing which kind you have will point you toward the most effective treatment.
Writer/director Dominic Polcino (The Simpsons, King of the Hill, The Family Guy) offers a behind-the-scenes view of the Louis C.K. fallout and #MeToo's impact on Hollywood
The award-winning animated film "Lovesick Fool" depicts one man's attempt to find love in the current world of Facebook likes and Tinder swipes.
Boundaries between real and imaginary, past and present, memory and hallucination, all blur in this new film. Watch it with others and you will be discussing well into the night.
Jeff Kopas, the writer/director of a new psychological thriller, talks about the writing process and how he convinced Gil Bellows to douse himself in bees.
Research on the "Dark Triad" suggests that psychopaths exhibit three distinct traits.
Most of us know that money doesn’t automatically bring you happiness, but why? Perhaps it’s because we’re spending it on the wrong things.
Want to boost your creativity? Try a technique both scientists and writers use: Ask yourself, "What if...?"
Want to boost your creativity? Go outside and let your mind (and feet) wander.
Want to boost your creativity? Try these three tips that encourage your mind to wander.
It seems counterintuitive but one of the best ways to make your mind more creative is to put it to sleep.
Why is it that writers often can’t tell us where their story ideas truly come from? The answer has to do with the fact that the human mind is a dual-process system.
Learn why metaphors are such a powerful tool for writers, how they alter readers, and how to best craft the best ones.
The Writer's Laboratory combine two passions—psychology and writing fiction—in a way that teaches others how to become more honest (and therefore better) writers
Female victims' sexual assault stories often fail to resonate with men. But Terry Crews describes his experience in terms with which men can empathize.
Research shows the common men-as-predator and women-as-prey metaphor of dating may encourage men's sexual misconduct.
Melissa Burkley, Ph.D., is a psychologist and author of both fiction and non-fiction.