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By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on July 06, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
There are some people you love to be around. They make you feel positive and happy. Research reveals that attraction to others is not all about the way they look.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 06, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Who doesn’t want to have a sharper mind? The way to improve your own mental powers may lie in cultivating your personality.
By Travis Langley Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in Beyond Heroes and Villains
Referring to a personality factor such as extraversion is an oversimplification, and yet "dimension" may be as well. Personality as a model may require a more cosmic construct.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on June 25, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
New research shows the downside for people who feel the loneliest when they become hooked on Facebook.
By Christine Fonseca MS on June 12, 2019 in Parenting for a New Generation
Is your child shy or introverted, and does the difference matter?
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on May 16, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research deepens our understanding of who dreams and why.
By Sophia Dembling on April 29, 2019 in The Introvert's Corner
A career consultant's tips for introverts to rock the job interview, and the job.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 26, 2019 in Social Instincts
There is mounting evidence that psilocybin can effectively treat depression.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on April 20, 2019 in Progress Notes
We must be careful not to overestimate the precision of any personality model. On the other hand, human personalities are not merely irreducible one-offs.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If extraversion leads to positive social outcomes, why are there so many introverts? Here's how to understand trait diversity from an evolutionary perspective.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 19, 2019 in Talking Apes
A new study suggests that introverts use social networking sites as safe environments for making real-life friends.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Don't Delay
Emotionally intense people can swing between highly positive and highly negative emotions. Does this affect procrastination? I think it does.
By Jenn Granneman on February 27, 2019 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
A recent study found a surprising connection between introversion and good grammar — and revealed why introverts might be the ultimate sticklers.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 02, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The idea that introverts would be happier if they could only become extraverts fits common-sense notions about personality. A new experimental study challenges that belief.
By Jenn Granneman on December 21, 2018 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
Your child would rather stand back and watch than play with other kids, and she spends a lot of time alone. Congratulations: You've got an introvert.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Living Single
New research shows that people who enjoy time alone have a different profile of psychological health than people who spend time alone to avoid others.
By Cody Kommers on December 03, 2018 in A Friendly Interest
Why people keep talking long after you want them to stop.
By Robert Berezin M.D. on November 09, 2018 in The Theater of the Brain
Understanding the role that genetic temperament plays in how specific psychiatric symptoms are created.
By Jenn Granneman on September 14, 2018 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
It happens to both introverts and extroverts—and, as it turns out, it can be a good thing.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on September 03, 2018 in Addiction in Society
The series “The Staircase” presents a man, a crime, and a legal process singularly, with ultimately baffling psychological, jurisprudential, family, and existential conclusions.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on August 28, 2018 in Talking Apes
Hooking up is nothing new for college students. Only the technology for finding casual sex partners has changed.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on May 29, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Twitter fosters a unique sense of connection and familiarity among users—from the famous to the infamous to the anonymous.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on May 13, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
When it comes to spending time with the goal of making friends, not just acquaintances, emphasize quality over quantity. Ask how someone is doing, not "Hey" or "What's up?"
By Jean Kim M.D. on March 21, 2018 in Culture Shrink
Introverts often feel overlooked or misunderstood in extrovert-heavy American work culture. Here are strategies for them to connect successfully with coworkers and excel at work.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 13, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The strength of the introvert is the ability to use quiet reflection and introspection when needed. New research shows what happens when the situation requires being outgoing.
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