Myths die hard, none harder than that of the so-called American hero—the righteous warrior, tough, fearless, and self-contained. In the days of the Old West, the archetype of American heroism was the strong and silent cowboy, the master…
When looking in the mirror, some women see only wrinkles and bumps. They see fat—in all the wrong places. Such a negative body image is sometimes associated with eating disorders or body dysmorphic disorder —characterized by…
Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D.
– Dec 2, 5:46 AM
A student of mine, Ben Warach, and I conducted a study looking to see what personality variables predicted cheating on one's partner as well as being cheated upon by one's partner. The research literature suggested that personality variables such…
Robert H. Woody Ph.D.
– Dec 10, 7:36 AM
Source: U.S. Mission Geneva/ Eric Bridiers/Flickr Creative Commons Many an actor, when struggling with a new role, is said to have questioned searchingly, “What's my motivation ?” Also it's easy to imagine an orchestra conductor who…
Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
– Dec 11, 11:00 AM
Why do you seek solitude? Do you spend time alone for positive reasons, such as because you like quiet or privacy, or because alone time sparks creativity or helps you stay in touch with your feelings? Or do you spend time alone because you don't…