The Friend Zone: Type I and Type II

Verbal vs. Non-verbal Communication

I Want to Change the World by Changing My Mind

Quentin Lucas tells a short story to show how poor thinking can happen to any of us.

Our Disservice To Men: A Feminist’s Reflections On the Field Of Psychology

Sarah Suzuki on how psychology and feminism need to work together to understand both men and women.

The Price Of Hooters: Higher Than The Average Burger And Bosom

Dawn Szymanski and Chandra Feltman share the data of their findings on work environments designed to sexually objectify women, and the psychological toll for the employees.

The Seductiveness of Secrets

Quentin Lucas discusses the false security we feel in not talking about sex.

Erotic Fantasies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

What erotic fantasies might reveal about ourselves.

If Suicide were a Person

Quentin Lucas describes his past relationship with suicide.

Beautiful Disaster: Responding to the 7 Reasons Why We’re Drawn to the Damaged Person

Quentin Lucas discusses attractions to the damaged person, as a damaged person.

In Defense of Noam Chomsky

What could be more American than holding your government to an impossibly high standard? And what could be more profoundly unAmerican than trying to silence legitimate critique?

Owning Your Own Shadow

So many of us go through our lives without ever looking inside and without ever contemplating whether we’re doing the “right” thing. Most of us aren’t willing to look closely at our behavior to see how we fit into society. How did we get to where we are? Do we like ourselves?

Happiness is an Illusion, Seek Contentment Instead

Happiness might seem like a worthy goal but it will invariably be disrupted by unwelcome negative feelings. Far better to seek contentment, which can serve as a foundation for both joy and pleasure.

Male and Female Serial Killers

How evolutionary psychology may explain the difference.

Young STIR: The Transgender Youth Movement

A teen reaches out to adults and questioning youth about the effects of a disapproving society.

Flirting When Married – Good Or Bad For The Relationship?

Flirting while married? Playing with fire, or keeping the embers glowing?

Narcissism or Healthy Ego?

Ross Rosenberg lays out the continuum of narcissistic behavior, from normal to pathological.

Creativity and How A Zombie Ate my Brains

Yes! A zombie must have eaten my brains, another creative metaphor for inspiration.