Psychology

Integrity

Of March and Myth: The Politicizing of Science by Sylvia R. Karasu. Scientific integrity, self-correction, and the public. More.

Crisis

Is Psychology Full of Undead Theories? by Ross Pomeroy. Science is embattled in a raging replication crisis, in which researchers are unable to reproduce a number of key findings. On the front lines of this conflict is psychology. In a […]

Traits

The Big Five Personality Traits and What They Mean to Psychologists by Robby Berman. At the topmost level, there are two types of people in the world: Those who think personality types can be categorized and those who can’t. More.

Praise

Ladies, Want Your Man to Pay More Attention to You? by Steve Albrecht. Give men a little praise and we’ll be forever grateful to you. More.

Noise

Noise Is a Drug and New York Is Full of Addicts by Susie Neilson. We may complain about a defining feature of the city, but we also feed off it. More.

Undoing

The New York Review of Books reviews The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis.

Clash

The Atheists Struggling to Find Therapists in the Bible Belt by Angela Almeida. The rise of faith-based counseling in America’s most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist’s couch. More.

Management

The Management Myth by Matthew Stewart. Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead. More.

Psychedelic

The Psychedelic Miracle by Mac McClelland. How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca and other hallucinogens. More.

Attachment

Responding to your Partner’s Attachment Style by David Ludden. The Golden Rule doesn’t always work in marriage. More.

Simple

Relationships Made Simple by Grant H. Brenner. 14 core principles bring clarity to a hazy subject. More.

Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing by Colleen Long. Why Italians (but not Americans) get this one right. More.

Dead?

Why Freud Still Isn’t Dead by John Horgan. Psychoanalysis still attracts adherents in spite of relentless criticism and the rise psychopharmacology and other alternatives. More.

Stagnation

Sociology’s Stagnation by Brian Boutwell. Emile Durkheim is the father of modern sociology; he is a titan. Over a century ago the great man issued an edict that would forever alter — or you could say, forever derail — the […]

AA

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous by Gabrielle Glaser. Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective. More.

Meaningful

The Meanings of Life by Roy F. Baumeister. Happiness is not the same as a sense of meaning. How do we go about finding a meaningful life, not just a happy one? More.

Controversy

The ADHD Controversy by Steven Novella. Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a legitimate diagnosis or is it mostly a fraud? The answer has important implications for many individuals and for society. The diagnosis is accepted as legitimate by the […]

Failed

The Theater of the Brain by Robert Berezin. In Robert Whitaker’s article from last December, “INTAR 2016: A Global Call for a New Paradigm” he wrote that by the end of the conference, this gathering of representatives from the World […]

Unhelpful

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes by David Epstein. Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments. More.

Shyness

Atlantic reviews Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness by Joe Moran.