Psychology

Spirituality

Is Spirituality Our Natural Inclination or Is It Learned? by Philip Perry. There’s a trend in sociology within the last century or so, arguing for or against what’s known as the Intuitive Belief Hypothesis. While psychology has been contributing to […]

Undoing

Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials by Adam J. MacLeod. I teach in a law school. For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn. […]

CBT

Psychology’s Power Tools by David A Sbarra. Cognitive behavioural therapy has created interventions that truly help people to change. Here are the best of them. More.

Demonization

Against the Demonization of Drugs by Sana Al-Badri and Marco Vega. For most of us, the word ‘drugs’ comes burdened with negative associations. Run a quick mental check: how many positive associations come to mind when you think of the […]

Joyless

More Women Have Joyless Sex Than You Think by Amy L. Wax. Yet the hook-up culture persists. Why? More.

Risky?

Time to End the Stereotype of the ‘Risky’ Teenage Brain by Dan Romer. A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype […]

Altered

How Internet Porn Is Changing How Men and Women Are Having Sex by Philip Perry. Sexual satisfaction is important for pair bonding in a relationship, as well as for one’s own psychological health. What’s more, we’re living in an age […]

Weapons

Neuroscience—and the New Weapons of the Mind by Robert Bruner and Filippa Lentzos. Scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of the biological basis of behavior and cognition have given rise to numerous treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders. These treatments have […]

Deadliest

How to Stop the Deadliest Drug Overdose Crisis in American History by German Lopez. The opioid epidemic could kill hundreds of thousands in the next decade. But America can beat it. More.

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? Nobody Really Knows, and That’s a Problem by Nicholas T Van Dam and Nick Haslam. You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. These days, it’s everywhere, like many ideas and practices drawn from Buddhist texts that have become part […]

Anxiety

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears. More.

Dysphoria

Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria by Lisa Marchiano. A year ago, as a result of a blog post I wrote, I began offering consultations to parents of teens who had announced “out of the blue” that they were […]

Praise

Praise Them! by Carlin Flora. Everyone thinks that too much praise can turn children into entitled monsters but the science isn’t nearly that simple. More.

Wiser

Yes, You Get Wiser with Age by Victor Gomes. Aging gets a bad rap. But disease, decline and discomfort is far from the whole story. Dilip Jeste, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at UC San Diego and director of the […]

Attraction

Does Similarity Lead to Attraction and Compatibility? by Jeremy Nicholson. Folk wisdom (and even some contemporary research) presents a mixed picture about who we end up finding attractive and compatible as a romantic partner. Do we prefer people who are […]

Debunked?

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.

Love

Love in the Time of Individualism by Julie Beck. Two new books explore America’s changing romantic landscape. More.

Doomed

Our Civiliation is Doomed! by Nigel Barber. What gets us in the end is surprisingly simple and frighteningly obvious. More.

Stereotypes

Myths and Truths about Successful CEOs by Ray Williams. How CEO stereotypes persist despite contrary evidence. More.

Untangling

Untangling the Complicated, Controversial Legacy of Sigmund Freud by Cody Delistraty. How does a man whose ideas have been widely debunked by his successors hold onto this much cultural influence? More.