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Damned Spot: Guilt, Scrubbing, and More Guilt

Lady Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most complex characters, and by far the bard’s most obsessive. Immorally ambitious, she prods her husband to murder Scotland’s king, and then deludes herself […]... More>


Q&A: Art Glenberg, on how the body affects the mind


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new exciting research from Psychological Science. ... More>


Cover Story

Why Love Literally Hurts

Most of us see the connection between social and physical pain as a figurative one. We agree that “love hurts,” but we don’t think it hurts the way that, say, being kicked in the shin hurts. At the same time, life often presents a compelling argument that the two types of pain share a common source. ... More>


Observation

Throw Negative Thoughts Away in 2013

If negative, unwanted thoughts are coming between you and your 2013 New Year’s resolutions, try throwing the pessimistic thoughts away. Research published in Psychological Science suggest that when people wrote down their thoughts on a piece of paper and then threw the paper away, they mentally discarded the thoughts as well. ... More>