psychology

psychology

The Reason Some People Freeze When They're Being Attacked

Fight and flight aren't the body's only instinctual responses to fear. And when it comes to sexual assault, some survivors blame themselves for not fighting back.
Rachel Cassandra
Lisa Shell
5 days ago
anxiety

Drinking to Calm Your Nerves Might Just Make Your Anxiety Worse

There are several reasons alcohol creates this kind of anxiety feedback loop—and sleep is one of them.
Lexi Krupp
5 days ago
psychology

There's a Little Bit of Psychopath in All of Us

These are the five things most people don’t understand about psychopaths.
Nadja Heym
10.8.18
Advice for Anxious People

How to Be Less Anxious About Traveling

It’s easy to let the nightmare of missing a train or flight go to your head.
Christian Jarrett
10.8.18
anxiety

Why Cleaning Makes Some People Feel Less Anxious

A psychologist explains why doing chores leads to less stress.
Julie Stewart
10.3.18
Eating Disorders

There's an Urgent Need For Better Anorexia Treatments

For more than half of those afflicted, the disorder can last several decades.
Stuart Murray
10.3.18
parenting

We Looked Into Whether 'Baby Fever' Is a Real Thing

Psychology can tell us a lot about why some people suddenly become obsessed with having a baby.
Julie Stewart
10.2.18
mental health

What to Expect From Your First Therapy Appointment

A first-timer’s guide to preparing for psychotherapy.
Cindy Kuzma
9.27.18
Sex

A Computer Scientist Proposed a Way to Build a Non-Creepy Sex Robot

She describes herself as a "robosexologist."
Eric Spitznagel
9.27.18
mental health

Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Agree Trump is Dangerous

“Just as suspicion of crime should lead to an investigation, the severity of impairment that we see should lead to an evaluation, preferably with the president’s consent.”
Bandy X. Lee
9.26.18
psychology

Introverts Don't Necessarily Enjoy Spending Time Alone

The truth might be a lot more complicated.
Christian Jarrett
9.20.18
Advice for Anxious People

What It Means if You Hate Having Your Picture Taken

For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.
Christian Jarrett
9.20.18