psychology

relationships

I Asked a Therapist Why I Prefer Long-Distance Relationships

Am I just an independent spirit, or do I have some deep, subconscious anxiety around intimacy?
Suzannah Weiss
1.17.19
Asking for a friend

Why Do I Hate Watching People Make Out?

Your tolerance for PDA could be linked to your personality.
Misha Gajewski
1.9.19
anxiety

Anxiety's Favorite Canvas for Expressing Itself: Your Face

Negative emotions can trigger or worsen a wide range of conditions like acne​, hair-thinning, and psoriasis.
Cindy Kuzma
1.8.19
relationships

Breakup Regret Is a Common and Salient Human Experience

An older British man admitted he thought of his high school sweetheart daily, even though he was married to another woman and they had adult children.
Nick Keppler
1.4.19
This Week in Science

What Researchers Learned from the Brain of a 27-Year-Old with Amnesia

It's possible to have knowledge without remembering.
Shayla Love
12.21.18
therapy

Psychology’s Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.11.18
psychology

Echoists Are Basically the Opposite of Narcissists

Compliments and special attention tend to make them cringe.
Julie Stewart
12.4.18
Sleep

This Is Why You Can't Go Back to Sleep When You Want To

And why you can’t wake up when you have to.
Jesse Hicks
11.29.18
psychology

Here’s Why Narcissists Tend to Come on Too Strong Early in Relationships

It’s known as ‘lovebombing’—and here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing it.
EJ Dickson
11.26.18
mind

Dreams Can Help People Deal With Grief and Breakups

During painful transitions such as breakups, divorce, and the loss of loved ones, dreams can become so vivid that even the biggest skeptics take notice of their nocturnal visions.
Alice Robb
11.20.18
This Week in Science

Researchers Found Bacteria in the Human Brain

The brain was thought to be a sterile place. What are they doing there?
Shayla Love
11.16.18
psychology

Narcissistic Traits Might Differ Depending on How You Vote

A recent study looks at personality traits like exhibitionism and entitlement in Republicans and Democrats.
Jesse Hicks
11.15.18
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