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Why Psychotherapy Appears To Work (Even When It Doesn’t)

One of the classic papers in the history of psychology is Hans Eysenck’s “The Effects of Psychotherapy: An Evaluation,” published in 1952. The London-based psychologist examined 19 studies of treatment […]... More>


Anticipation: The Psychology of Waiting in Line

We all spend a lot of time waiting in lines—way more than we’d like. We wait for motor vehicle registration, for tables at popular restaurants, for Black Friday sales, groceries—and […]... More>


The Hidden Rules of Bigotry

Who is good? And who is better? We make these value judgments all the time, and for good reason, about individuals. But most of us have been taught not to […]... More>


Insecurity at the Borderline

Republican Senator Thad Cochran, who has represented Mississippi since 1978, this week used a clever psychological strategy to fend off a primary challenge from the right wing of the party. […]... More>


Virtuous Rhythms: Night Owls and Early Birds

I have been an early bird for as long as I can remember. Even in college and grad school, when circumstances more or less forced me to be a night […]... More>