So you're not a "10" in every which way. But you're probably pretty spectacular in some way, and definitely good enough in most areas of life. If ever there were a time to stop beating yourself up for being human, it is now.
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By Researchers from MIT Sloan on March 04, 2021 in Definitive Dialog
Humans have frailties—our fears, emotional vulnerabilities, and unwillingness to sacrifice for the greater good—that can stand in the way of real progress.
By Justin J. Lehmiller Ph.D. on March 03, 2021 in The Myths of Sex
Rough sex may be a popular fantasy, but how many enjoy it in real life? New research explores what it means and how many people have tried it.
By Marina Harris Ph.D. on March 03, 2021 in Letters From Your Therapist
Three things to think about before ghosting your therapist.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on March 03, 2021 in Evidence-Based Living
Researchers combined data from 77 studies to better understand what factors of incarceration increase suicide risk.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on March 02, 2021 in Animals and Us
Lady Gaga recently offered $500,000 for the return of her two French bulldogs. Behavioral economics and the law offer different perspectives on the monetary value of pets.
By Sarah Epstein MFT on March 02, 2021 in Between the Generations
How to understand and accept abbreviated grief.
By Jonathan Stevens, M.D., M.P.H. on March 02, 2021 in Mind Matters from Menninger
For those with obsessive-compulsive disorder, COVID-19 brings extra challenges—as well as lessons about dealing with anxiety.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
Lessons about human nature from Milgram’s classic obedience research.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Talking Apes
New research exposes the abysmal state of sex education in the United States, leading many emerging adults to learn about sex from porn instead.
By Jen Kim on March 01, 2021 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Are we taught to be vindictive or is it inherently in our DNA? The answer may surprise you.
By Cory Clark Ph.D. on February 28, 2021 in The AntiSocial Psychologist
Liberals might prioritize equality of outcomes, whereas conservatives might prioritize equality of treatment
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on February 28, 2021 in Out of the Darkness
Why do we like safety and yet feel drawn to challenge and danger? Because we have an impulse to grow and challenges help us to grow. This is 'voluntary post-traumatic growth.'
By Roos Vonk Ph.D. on February 28, 2021 in The Ego and Other Inconveniences
Truly authentic leaders will be highly successful, and that's where the catch lies: Success awakens their ego at some point. At that point, authenticity goes out the door.
By Ahron Friedberg M.D. on February 28, 2021 in Resilience
Smart choices have their costs, but the benefits count too.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on February 27, 2021 in ExperiMentations
New research looks at core drivers of sexual dissatisfaction and enjoyment.
By Michael D. Matthews Ph.D. on February 27, 2021 in Head Strong
A significant number of people are reluctant to receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Research reveals five attributes leaders must establish to restore trust in the vaccine.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 27, 2021 in How To Do Life
Implications for helping professionals and their clients.
By Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on February 26, 2021 in Standing Strong
Vaccines are steadily rolling out, and more formulations are on the horizon. When multiple options are available, should individuals be able to choose which vaccine they want?
By Courtney Beard Ph.D. on February 26, 2021 in From Lab to Real World
Social anxiety is extremely common. How someone responds to the emotions that arise in a social situation can make their anxiety better or worse.
By Rob Henderson on February 26, 2021 in After Service
Research helps explain why it's sometimes better to downplay accomplishments.