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The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

Tips for Succeeding in Psychology 101

Psychology 101, or Introduction to Psychology, is one of the most popular classes on college campuses throughout the world. In addition to being a …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

How Abraham Maslow and His Humanistic Psychology Shaped the Modern Self

Legendary American psychologist <b>Abraham Maslow</b> (April 1, 1908–June 8, 1970) is best-known for creating the famous Maslow hierarchy of needs and endures as the founding father of humanistic psychology — the movement to focus on people’s capacity for goodness and transcendence, rather treating them as …

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …

10 Great Reasons to Earn a Psychology Degree

Can you guess which college major is one of the most popular among undergraduate students all over the world? The answer: Psychology!<p>Why is …

48 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself

We've published 100 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself, courtesy of Dr. Susan Weinschenk, a behavioral scientist.<p>Now we're highlighting our favorites from the list.<p><i>All of these posts were republished with permission from Dr. Weinschenk's blog, The W Blog. Check it out</i> …

The Brain

Nature vs. Nurture: Do Genes or Environment Matter More?

The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest philosophical issues within psychology. So what exactly is it all about?<p><b>Nature</b> refers to all of …

Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Psychology

Students who are interested in studying psychology are often advised that earning a graduate degree is a good idea, and in some cases even a basic …

10 Great Gift Ideas for Psychology Students and More

Are you trying to think of the perfect gift for the psychology student, mental health professional, or armchair psychologist in your life? Where …

Examples and Observations of a Confirmation Bias

Where do your beliefs and opinions come from? If you are like most people, you probably like to think that your beliefs are the result of years of …

Overview of Personal Construct Theory

Personal construct theory suggests that people develop personal constructs about how the world works. People then use these constructs to make sense …

How to Study for Your Psychology Classes

Studying for your psychology courses can be a lot different than studying for some of your other college classes such as math and history. While you …

Why Do I Have to Take a Psychology Class?

Even though you're not a psychology major, you can definitely benefit from learning more about the human mind and behavior by taking a psychology …

Psychology Research Paper Topics: 50+ Great Ideas

Are you searching for a great topic for your psychology paper? Sometimes it seems like coming up with a good idea for a paper is more challenging …

Out Loud: Maria Konnikova’s Psychology of the Everyday

On this week’s episode of Out Loud, Nicholas Thompson, the editor of newyorker.com, speaks with the psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova. In the past year, Konnikova has written numerous articles for this site about the science and psychology of everyday life, and this month she is launching …

Practice Positive Psychology for Better Health

Health:<p>Share on Facebook.<br>• Share on Google+<br>• Pin It!<p>PrioTime: Practice Positive Psychology for Better Health<p>Positive Psychology for Better Health<p>Your …

Psychological Consequences Of Calling Obesity A Disease

Does thinking about obesity as a disease lead to bad diet choices? A new study suggests so. Crystal Hoyt talks about her new research. Physician Dr. Leslie Walker also weighs in.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'd like to thank Celeste Headlee …

Neon Trees' 'Adventures In Pop Psychology' Promo Turns Pop Stars Into Cartoons

Neon Trees took the promo for their new album, "Pop Psychology," to a literal level when the band turned some of pop's biggest stars into cartoons. JustJared debuted the video and noted that lead singer Tyler Glenn created the clip.<p>Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus got …

The emotional and psychological impact of cancer - live discussion

As well as leaving a host of physical side effects in its wake, cancer can also have an emotional and psychological impact on someone.<p>The disease can have a wide range of effects on people's emotions and psychological wellbeing; feelings of shock, fear, anger or sadness are common. According to …

How to Take Psychology Notes

Good note-taking skills are important if you want to do well in your psychology courses. While your professor may assign a variety of required and …

The Psychology of Heroism

Heroes touch our hearts, wash us in admiration, and make us reconsider our view of the world. Just look at the plethora of superhero movies these …

Psychology: 'An Owner’s Manual for Your Own Mind'

An interview with Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness<p>Over the last decade, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert has become a prominent voice in the public sphere. His 2006 book <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i>, translated in over 30 languages, became an international bestseller, triggering …

The Psychology Of Loves That Last A Lifetime

The trifecta of a romantic relationship -- intense love, sexual desire and long-term attachment -- can seem elusive, but it may not be as uncommon or unattainable in marriages as we've been conditioned to think.<p>"We are born to love," writes anthropologist and author of <i>Why We Love</i>, Helen Fisher. …

Chicken in Tomato Sauce With Chickpeas and Kale Recipe

In this quick, easy, and delicious one-pot dinner, chicken breasts are seared, then gently cooked in an herb-filled tomato sauce with chickpeas and hearty kale. Topped with crunchy, seasoned breadcrumbs, this rustic meal comes together in 45 minutes.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Browning the chicken first …