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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More than 80 percent of American employees like their jobs. What are their bosses doing right? Greatist looks at 10 key factors — both psychological and social — that science suggests make for the best work environments.

Reckless driving, unprotected sex — no problem if it’s in the name of love. New research suggests men are more likely to engage in risky behaviors when they’re thinking about romance. But the same finding doesn’t apply to women.

Need a willpower boost? A new study suggests talking to yourself in the second person can help increase self-control.

New studies suggest men and women use language differently, as kids and as adults. But these findings aren’t automatic support for gender stereotypes; in fact they show us why sex and gender are still so complicated.

Learn to boil an egg, find out how to stop biting your nails, and try Zenning out while running. These 27 hilarious, heartwarming, and empowering health and fitness reads are the kind you won’t want to put down.

New research suggests people are more inclined to lose weight when they earn money for doing it. Let’s use these findings to help develop weight management programs that actually work.

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