May 2017

Psychology Today Magazine May 2017

Divider-In-Chief

Relationships: Divider-In-Chief

By Sara Eckel
People are striving to manage the Trump-related rifts in their relationships.
Image: Isaac Lidsky

Vision Quest: One Question for Isaac Lidsky

By Jennifer Bleyer
Isaac Lidsky discusses blindness and disability
Eccentric’s Corner: The Risk Taker

Eccentric’s Corner: The Risk Taker

By Gary Drevitch
A NASA expert says we may have taken safety about as far as it can go.
A Bug in the System

Supplemental Science: A Bug in the System

By Hara Estroff Marano
Susceptibility to psychiatric disorders may be set by gut bacteria.
Grief Is a Genesis, Not a Finale

2-Minute Memoir: Grief Is a Genesis, Not a Finale

By Sophie Sabbage
Mourning imminent death as a bridge to life.
Embrace Awkwardness

Books: Embrace Awkwardness

By Gary Drevitch
It's not just the socially awkward who sometimes feel ill at ease. Did the ancient Stoics have a solution?
Strange Fruit

Nature's Bounty: Strange Fruit

By Kirsi Goldynia
A berry from West Africa makes sweetness a true tongue twister.
Time for Trust

Unconventional Wisdom: Time for Trust

By Hara Estroff Marano
With trust, there is no finish line, but there is a starting line.
The Polarization Express

The Polarization Express

By Matt Huston
Scientists dig deeper into what divides us.
In Search of Answers

In Search of Answers

By Matt Huston
Differences in how we choose rewards are linked to core beliefs.
I Want to Believe

I Want to Believe

By Lara McCaffrey
Where we stand in heated debates isn't always where we'd like to stand.
The Long Reach of Popularity

The Long Reach of Popularity

By Colleen Park
Some of us pursue popularity when we should be pursuing "likeabilty."
High Marks For Fair Praise

High Marks For Fair Praise

By Kirsi Goldynia
A pat on the head may be most effective when it's well earned.
Screen Grab

Screen Grab

By Michaela Brady
Racking up hours on devices doesn't always point to problems for teens.
Smooth Criminals

Smooth Criminals

By Shira Polan
The perfect crime may be the one that dazzles with its craftiness.
What Can I Do?

What Can I Do?

By Lara McCaffrey
Global warming seems more like a moral issue if we feel we can fight it.
Help Found

Help Found

By Michaela Brady
Requesting aid can be awkward, but so is refusing it.