Erotic Fantasies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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What erotic fantasies might reveal about ourselves.

If Suicide were a Person

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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.

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

In Defense of Noam Chomsky

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

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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

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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

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How evolutionary psychology may explain the difference.

Young STIR: The Transgender Youth Movement

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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?

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

Narcissism or Healthy Ego?

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

Creativity and How A Zombie Ate my Brains

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

My Life as a Choose-ologist

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

5 Ways Resilient People Get Over Failure

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No. They don’t just suck it up. They use failure to create something better.

Don’t Think You Have Enough Self-control?

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6736130025_ac5e197e22_bWhen it comes to food, believing that you have no self-control can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Are You Being Emotionally Abused?

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Emotional abuse can be subtle and hard to recognize. Psychologist Dr. Robert Simon presents a clear definition and explains the ‘spectrum’ of domestic violence.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Us As We Grow

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When you fail, is it your fault? When you succeed, is it just dumb luck? Garen Amirian explains how your views on failure and success could link back to your childhood.