Psychological research as a field continues on and on. Even in these times of tight academic budgets and the challenges that come from conducting research during a pandemic, researchers press ever onward.
There’s so much happening that it’s pretty much impossible to keep up on everything going on in psychological research. » Read more
In a previous installment of this series, “Declinism or Why ‘The Good Old Days’ Seem So Good When You’re Older,” I discussed a phenomenon called “the reminiscence bump.”
What is the reminiscence bump? Simply stated, it’s a tendency for middle-aged and elderly individuals to better remember their personal memories from the ages of 10 to 30 than any other period of life. » Read more
Wow. Okay. Not only did today’s study come for me, it kicked open my front door and brought a bunch of friends with it, who proceeded to “toss” my apartment.
I am honestly feeling so attacked right now.
As some of you may know, while my love life is fantastic these days (and very stable), » Read more
These are truly strange times. As of this writing, I have barely seen anyone other than my live-in partner for about seven months. When I had to go in for a physical exam, labs, and a flu shot at my primary care physician’s office (because I was many months overdue and they refused to refill my migraine meds until I came in and proved to them I was still alive), » Read more
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States, a lot of people were joking about an uptick in babies 9 months later. The idea was that with lockdown in place, we’d have very little to do. Few ways to entertain ourselves. And so people would resort to baby-making with full force.
As I write this, » Read more
I recently stumbled onto a study that explores something I don’t actually have much experience with: The experience of fantasizing about consensual non-monogamy. As some long-time readers may know, I wasn’t all that interested in open relationships before I suddenly found myself in one. Polyamory came and found me, not the other way around.
So I don’t have a lot of experience with fantasizing about consensual non-monogamy without having tried it. » Read more
There’s a certain stereotype of professional success — a cartoonishly selfish figure that has no qualms stepping on other people to climb the corporate ladder.
But is being Machiavellian really an effective method of getting ahead at work? People have been arguing about this for ages. (Literal ages, because ancient philosophers argued about this, » Read more
Well, today’s study is kind of cool. I haven’t written about it too much, but both of my parents had insomnia. They both had different kinds, and I took after both of them, so sleep has been a constant struggle for me throughout my life. When I was a little girl, I was usually the first one up in the house, » Read more
I’m a person who has always cried pretty easily. It’s one of the reasons I know I’m sensitive, even though I try not to let things get me down and to bounce back. Over the years, I’ve learned how to work around my tears when they spring up at an inconvenient time. I have a bunch of mental/physical tricks to prevent myself from crying at a bad time. » Read more
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to a super attractive friend or romantic partner tell me they looked like crap. Or asked for reassurance that they looked okay — when in fact, they looked stunning.
This kind of behavior can actually be a little trying. It can come off as a disingenuous form of attention-seeking. » Read more