Psychology

Psychotherapy
What’s it like to be in therapy? It depends on the approach of the therapist and the goals of the client. We break down six common kinds of psychotherapy and what to expect when you’re in the room.
For those who believe impulse eating leads to poor nutritional habits, think again. A new study finds that trouble actually arises when we take the time to consider our food choices — in the form of excuses for why that pumpkin pie is A-okay.
You are what you post? Psychologists are increasingly using our social media activity as a way to understand our personalities. Here’s why the research is scary — and brilliant.

November is National Novel Writing Month. But before you start typing your way to a Pulitzer, remember that creative projects aren’t just about achieving fame. Here’s how thinking creatively can make us happier, healthier people.

Ever found yourself unable to stop eating, drinking, or shopping? Losing control can be exhilarating, but where do we draw the line, and why do we binge in the first place?
A great book can lift our spirits, make us think, or even change the world. From cookbooks to investigative journalism to a guy just trying to run a certified organic pig farm, these are our must-read books for 2013.

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Ecstatic yesterday? Just bleh today? A new app called Expereal helps users track how their mood changes over time.

You are what you post? Psychologists are increasingly using our social media activity as a way to understand our personalities. Here’s why the research is scary — and brilliant.

Some things go bump in the night, but is your running tempo one of them? Read on to find out if the sensation of running faster at night is real — or all in our heads.

New research is a double whammy in the smiles department. According to the study, every generation is happier than the last and we tend to get happier as we age.

For those who believe impulse eating leads to poor nutritional habits, think again. A new study finds that trouble actually arises when we take the time to consider our food choices — in the form of excuses for why that pumpkin pie is A-okay.

There’s more to language learning than picking up dates in a foreign country. We investigated some of the craziest methods of adult language education out there.

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