psychology

mind

Distraction’s Cognitive Risks Are Worse Than the Time It Wastes

New research finds that being interrupted during a fixed task distorts and misconstrues how we view reality.
Julia Ries
9.13.19
climate change

How to Radicalize Your Parents on Climate Change

It's possible to change someone's mind on climate change—if you're related to them.
Shayla Love
7.31.19
mind

The Worst Effects of Online Death Threats Are Things No One Can See

"I confined myself in my home for nearly a month. I lost half my hair and gained 20 pounds.”
Philip Eil
7.22.19
mind

I Can't Stop Ghosting My Therapists

Cost, distance, and scheduling conflicts are common reasons people don’t make a second appointment—but sometimes it’s deeper.
Kristi Pahr
7.19.19
psychedelics

If Everyone Tripped on Psychedelics, We’d Do More About Climate Change

Scientists are looking into what psychedelics do to inspire people to act pro-environmentally.
Shayla Love
6.27.19
Culture

Why So Many Women Fear Becoming Their Moms

A psychologist tells us why we are so resistant to the idea of being like mom, no matter how much we love her.
Mica Lemiski
5.10.19
Work

The Secret to Getting More Done When You Are Your Own Boss

Staying focused and productive when there’s no one around to hold you accountable can mean the difference between success and failure.
Melissa Kravitz
1.21.19
relationships

Men Tend to Struggle With Breakup Regret More Than Women

Regrets over relationships that went south is more common than other forms of regret, psychologists say.
Nick Keppler
1.7.19
How to Exist OK

Anxiety Is Our New Religion

Psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster explains why everyone's on meds and no one's fucking.
Gideon Jacobs
12.8.18
mental health

Vegans Are Traumatised and Need Help, Says Vegan Psychologist

We spoke to vegan psychologist Clare Mann about the problems facing plant-based people.
Jessica Brown
11.12.18
How to Exist OK

What It's Like Knowing You'll Die of Cancer at 35

"I’ve realized that it’s not my job to make anyone feel good. It’s my job to be honest."
Gideon Jacobs
11.2.18
money brain

The Real Reason Why You're Bad With Money

Hint: It’s not because you’re dumb, lazy or naïve.
Anita Hamilton
10.12.18
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