November 2017

Psychology Today Magazine November 2017

The Truth About Twins

Books: The Truth About Twins

By Brian Boutwell Ph.D.
A new book by a twin researcher debunks many popular myths.
 It's a Colorful Life

Eccentric's Corner: It's a Colorful Life

By Gary Drevitch
We can learn a lot about ourselves from the complex hues that surround us.
Try Before You Buy

2-Minute Memoir: Try Before You Buy

By Jenna Birch
Stung by a bad breakup, I dove into research to understand how healthy relationships take shape.
D Is for Development

Supplemental Science: D Is for Development

By Hara Estroff Marano
Vitamin D may be responsible for establishing the architecture of the nervous system.
Hello, Cousin Judy: One Question for AJ Jacobs

Hello, Cousin Judy: One Question for AJ Jacobs

By Jennifer Bleyer
One Question for AJ Jacobs
The Pillars of Health

Nature's Bounty: The Pillars of Health

By Emily Deans M.D.
Using diet to treat mental disorders is now on the menu.
3 Ways That We Decide Who's a Good Person

Gauging Goodness

By Matt Huston
Seemingly minor details of a deed can influence your impression of the doer.
Kind at the Core

Kind at the Core

By Matt Huston
Morality seems more central to who we are than memories or personality traits.
The Strength in Our Weaknesses

The Strength in Our Weaknesses

By Micaela Heck
Coming back from a dark past is seen as more laudable than being consistently good.
The Size of Success

The Size of Success

By Abigail Fagan
Cultural forces shape what "winning" looks like.
Unconventional Wisdom: A Mother's Dilemma

Unconventional Wisdom: A Mother's Dilemma

By Hara Estroff Marano
One of life's great tortures is to want something more for your children than they do.
You're Going Down

You're Going Down

By Micaela Heck
Menacing words can drive competitors to come out on top, but the type of competition matters.
Friendly Faces

Friendly Faces

By Ellen Airhart
Similar faces may be related to shared group membership.
Wishful Thinking?

Wishful Thinking?

By Matt Huston
Men's perception of women's sexual interest is probably still off.
A Brief History of Good Vibrations

A Brief History of Good Vibrations

By Ellen Airhart
Disparate forces have converged to shape modern sex toys.
Dater Beware

Dater Beware

By Matt Huston
How likely is it that someone who cheated in a past relationship will stray again?