psychology

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
a day ago
psychology

There's a Little Bit of Psychopath in All of Us

These are the five things most people don’t understand about psychopaths.
Nadja Heym
7.8.19
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
6.28.19
mental health

'Fairytale Therapy' Turns the Moral of a Story into Life Guidance

It's meant to blend art and narrative therapy, with a Jungian touch, while using old tales to help you manage your life today.
Sabrina Faramarzi
6.27.19
Art

A Psychoanalyst Explains Why Men Draw Dicks on Everything

Since time immemorial, men have been drawing dicks on stuff. But why? We attempted to unravel this timeless mystery.
Gabby Bess
5.31.19
psychology

It Won’t Happen to Me: The Psychology Behind Optimism Bias

Why do we trick ourselves into feeling positive about an outcome against all odds?
Katherine Gillespie
5.29.19
Drugs

The Couples Using Magic Mushrooms as Relationship Therapy

"It was like we could see each other's souls."
Tarn Rodgers Johns
5.20.19
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
5.13.19
Music

This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colours in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs

Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.
Jess Denham
5.7.19
Interviews

What It's Like to Have a Phobia of Talking

For sufferers of selective mutism, speaking is the most frightening thing in the world.
Rebecca Kamm
4.2.19
Dating

Why Do Men Always Assume You're in Love with Them? An Investigation

Evolution says it helps their mating odds; psychology says they have attachment issues. I think they just aren't very humble.
Sara David
4.1.19
psychology

Study Finds People Are Morally Outraged by Those Who Decide Not to Have Kids

We talked to the author of a study about why people are deeply unchill about those who don't want to ever spawn offspring.
Kimberly Lawson
3.27.19
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