July 2017

Psychology Today Magazine July 2017

25 Big Ideas That Began Here

25 Big Ideas That Began Here

By PT Staff
A look back at 25 great ideas that were launched in these pages.
Image: Nicolas Charney PhD - Founder of Psychology Today

A Note from the Founder

By Nicolas Charney
The first editor of Psychology Today reflects on its half-century run.
My Funny Valentine

One Question: My Funny Valentine

By Jennifer Bleyer
Comedic couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon answer the question: How do you know if someone is "the one"?
The Bard of Self-Awareness

Eccentric's Corner: The Bard of Self-Awareness

By Gary Drevitch
Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann creates albums full of people who know what they want but struggle to ask for it.
Double Take

2-Minute Memoir: Double Take

By Amanda Medress
When her twin brother met his mate, Amanda Medress discovered that the joy of being a twin also presents its challenges.
How Signals Get Skewed

Supplemental Science: How Signals Get Skewed

By Kirsi Goldynia
An imbalance of fatty acids may be a stealth cause of depression and other disorders.
Solutions for the Solitary

Social Life: Solutions For the Solitary

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Loneliness requires courage and altered perception to escape, but it is possible.
Unconventional Wisdom: A Child Void?

Unconventional Wisdom: A Child Void?

By Hara Estroff Marano
Advice on giving love, impatience, and reaching out to a dying friend.
On the Run

On the Run

By Shira Polan
Running offers a lens through which to examine human nature.
Opening Up

Opening Up

By Colleen Park
Building positive self-views could help those with social anxiety.
Finding Your Crowd

Finding Your Crowd

By Matt Huston
How do we decide who's truly friendship material? There are covert social dynamics at play.
Before You Go

Before You Go

By Michaela Brady
Squeeze the most joy you can out of your travel plans.
Bet on Friendship

Bet on Friendship

By Michaela Brady
We may be more willing to take certain risks when friendship enters the equation.
Taking Sides

Taking Sides

By Lara McCaffrey
A spat between those around you can double as a test of camaraderie.
Swing Time

Swing Time

By Lara McCaffrey
Moving in sync may help kids cooperate.
How Your Eyes Reveal How Much You Care

Eye to Eye

By Kirsi Goldynia
A bond between minds may show itself in our pupils.
I Could Be Worse

I Could Be Worse

By Matt Huston
In admitting our faults, we still find ways to cast ourselves in a positive light.