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Top Posts: 2020

What a year. It seems like everything happened this past year, but we're still standing. Herein, read important posts from January through December.

False Equivalency in Public Health Debates

By William A. Haseltine Ph.D.

Two Reasons It’s Not Good to Be Happy All the Time

By David B. Feldman Ph.D.

Why Black Psychology Matters

By Kevin Cokley Ph.D.

Why Conspiracy Theories Are Appealing

By David Ludden Ph.D.

The Psychology of Wearing a Mask

By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD

A New Look at Happiness

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Intrusive Thoughts of Racism-Themed OCD

By Monnica T Williams Ph.D.

How to Tell a Convincing Lie

By Jennifer Latson

Estrangement and Reconciliation

By Karl Pillemer Ph.D.

Bored During Social Isolation?

By Marc Wittmann Ph.D.

99 Measures of Well-Being

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.

How to Recognize—and Respond to—a Fake Apology

By Molly Howes Ph.D.

Dogs in the Time of COVID-19

By Mark Derr

How Therapy Works

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.

Prejudice in the Brain

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D.

8 Strategies to Manage Overwhelming Feelings

By Jade Wu Ph.D.

What Is Actually Likely to Kill You?

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.

How to Transition to Seeing Your Therapist Online

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.

5 Ways to Make New Friends When You're Stuck at Home

By Marisa Franco Ph.D.

Negative Today, Delay Tomorrow

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.

Creating Magical Wonder

By John A. Johnson Ph.D.

Communication: A Whole Lotta Lies

By David P. Barash Ph.D.

Why Betrayal Is So Devastating

By Glenn Geher Ph.D.

The Psychology of Negotiation, Explained

By Arash Emamzadeh

The Psychology of Doom Tourism

By Matt Johnson Ph.D.

5 Steps Toward a Healthier Parenting Dynamic

By Rebecca Schrag Hershberg Ph.D.

The Truth About Aha! Moments in Therapy

By Sarah Epstein MFT

When Borderline Becomes Stalking

By Caroline Kamau Ph.D.

8 Myths About OCD

By Lily Bailey

Three Lessons From 2020

By Yoo Jung Kim M.D.

Do Manipulators Become Less Manipulative With Age?

By Mark Travers Ph.D.

How the Pandemic Is Affecting Dating Attitudes

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.

Fido Gets Fat in Lockdown

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC

What Your Personality Test Says About Your Daily Life

By Alexander Danvers Ph.D.

Have We Been Getting the Dark Triad Wrong?

By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA

"13 Reasons Why" and Teen Suicide

By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D.

Who Is More Likely to Use Drugs, and Why

By Scott A. McGreal MSc.

How the Arts Can Reshape Dementia Care

By Abigail Fagan

Parental Burnout: What Makes It Different

By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D.

What Our Judgment of Narcissism Reveals About Our Humanity

By Michael Friedman Ph.D.

The Profound Rewards of Staying Single

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.

How We Learn to Be Afraid

By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D.