Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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New research examines geographical effects on people's happiness.
Psychologists explore the trait of religiosity in relation to the Big Five.
Psychologists are working hard to understand COVID-19. Here's what they know so far, and how it can help you cope.
A new study suggests men have stronger opinions about beards than women do.
Chinese people have strong opinions about certain zodiac signs, say researchers.
New research explores the relationship between personality and word use.
New personality research explores the link between extraversion and gender.
Understanding your anxiety about the future is especially important during Covid-19.
Understanding your motivations is key to setting the right goals.
Researchers identify the personality markers found in well-adjusted individuals.
Psychologists offer a new perspective on moral reasoning.
Curiosity and industriousness are two traits found in highly successful people.
Cognitive biases hinder our success. Here's one way to not let that happen.
New research explores the profile of a conspiracy theorist.
New research explores the types of women who experience low sexual desire.
New research explores nuances in people's COVID-19 vaccine attitudes.
New research explores differences in orgasm frequency between men and women.
New research examines the factors linked to Covid-19 anxiety.
Psychology can teach us how to stay on track in turbulent times.
New research examines the connection between SES and well-being during COVID-19.
New research explores which personalities are most likely to follow pandemic rules.
Evolutionary psychology offers a surprising answer.
New research suggests that mindfulness is related to these five traits.
In a troubled relationship? Relationship science can help.
New research explores why people have sex with their exes.
Research finds ‘fading enthusiasm’ to be the top concern in long-term romances.
New research explores the relationship between personality and smartphone use.
A new study finds that, in romantic relationships, commitment comes first.
Why do some people brush off COVID-19 stress better than others?
New research suggests that the answer is likely yes.
Mark Travers, Ph.D., is a psychologist who writes about human potential and the science of reaching it.