Psychology Today Magazine January 2017

Psychology Today Magazine
January 2017

The Radical Thrill of Intimacy

Getting Close

By Lisa A. Phillips

Intimacy always involves risk. But connection is our surest path to transcendence.
The Mystery of Motivation

The Mystery of Motivation

By Gary Drevitch

The most carefully crafted incentives routinely backfire. What does it really take to get people to do the "right" thing?
View From the Top

View From the Top

By Carlin Flora

Gender-based challenges don't necessarily disappear with progress. What happens when women take the reins?
When the Body Speaks

When the Body Speaks

By Suzanne O'Sullivan M.D.

Psychosomatic illness is baffling to both patients and doctors.

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Eccentric's Corner: All-American Angst

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Rough Day? Hit Reset

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What Love Really Looks Like

By Matt Huston, Bethany Radcliff

A Double-Edged Hormone

By Matt Huston

Passion’s Frontier

By Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana

Cause for Hope

By Shira Polan

Dispatches From the End of Life

By Matt Huston

Little Kids Are Already Judging You

By Joshua Alvarez

Welcome to Beard City

By Matt Huston

Nature's Bounty: Palate and Possibility

By Hara Estroff Marano

Supplemental Science: The Case for Choline

By Hara Estroff Marano