Stop Pretending You Enjoy Bad Sex

A newly published study on people's perceptions of sexual satisfaction in committed, heterosexual relationships reveals that men and women are both surprisingly good at estimating their partners' contentment (or lack thereof) with their sex life. » 3/13/14 4:00pm 3/13/14 4:00pm

How I Learned to Stop Being So Jealous and Finally Get on with My Life

Jealousy and envy are two of the most common—yet negative and useless—emotions many of us have. For a long time, I let both of these destructive feelings overwhelm and poison me. Here's how I finally gained control over them. » 2/25/14 3:09pm 2/25/14 3:09pm

Why You Make Bad Decisions When You're Attracted to Someone

Dating new people is fun and exciting. It's also likely to cause even the most rational, level-headed people to make really dumb decisions. Don't worry, though. Your brain is supposed to do that. Sort of. » 1/14/14 10:14pm 1/14/14 10:14pm

The Science Behind Why Breakups Suck (and What You Can Do About It)

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Love feels like the greatest thing in the world... until it ends. When it does, we stop functioning at our full capacity. We lose motivation, find challenges insurmountable, and sometimes feel like we won’t love again. Fortunately, several studies have uncovered the root of why breakups just plain suck—and what you… » 11/11/13 2:19pm 11/11/13 2:19pm

How to Manage Your Seething Rage Productively

Under the right circumstances, anyone can turn into the Hulk and get lost in their seething rage. While anger can make you look crazy and cause all sorts of problems, you can also use it to your advantage for a more productive life. » 10/28/13 2:11pm 10/28/13 2:11pm

A Warning to All the Entitled Ladies: Your Sexism Might Be Showing

A recent study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science examines the motivations that women have for buying into paternalistic garbage stereotypes about women. Specifically, researchers at the University of Auckland have elucidated a connection between a feeling of entitlement in women and… » 10/18/13 3:10pm 10/18/13 3:10pm

What You Write On Facebook Reveals More Than You Realize

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have analyzed 700 million words and phrases from the Facebook messages of 75,000 volunteers. The resulting word clouds show the extent to which our use of language is influenced by our personality, age, and sex. » 10/03/13 9:01pm 10/03/13 9:01pm

Could this gloomy song really inspire a person to commit suicide?

Rezső Seress and László Jávor's song "Gloomy Sunday" may be one of the most depressing songs ever recorded, and is commonly called "The Hungarian Suicide Song" because of its connection to a rash of 20th century suicides. But could this admittedly glum song really trigger suicidal behavior? » 8/11/13 9:00pm 8/11/13 9:00pm

The rise of the evolutionary psychology douchebag

They believe that certain groups of people are inherently smarter than others. They write books about how rape is a natural part of human evolution. And now, with another scandal rocking the world of evolutionary psychology, we can officially welcome a new breed of mad scientist into the spotlight: evopsych douchebags. » 7/12/13 4:44pm 7/12/13 4:44pm

How Introverts and Extroverts Can Peacefully Coexist

Ever since Carl Jung first started giving people their personality types, there's been a divide between the introvert and extrovert camps. It's possible to bridge that gap, though. Here's how to coexist with different personality types. » 7/02/13 12:11pm 7/02/13 12:11pm

NYU Prof to Obese PhD Applicants: Thanks, But No Fatties Allowed

Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist from University of New Mexico, lecturer at NYU, and the academic giant behind "The smartphone psychology manifesto", apparently believes in a strict NO FAT CHICKS (or dudes) policy when it comes to PhD applicants in the psychology department. Why is that? I'm surprised you… » 6/03/13 11:40am 6/03/13 11:40am