Why We <3 Video Games

From Mario Kart to World of Warcraft, why are we so obsessed with video games? Psychological scientists predict that part of the appeal of video games is the opportunity to “try on” a better version of you. In research published in Psychological Science, participants reported how they would like to More

Simine Vazire

Washington University in St. Louis What does your research focus on? My research examines people’s knowledge about their own personalities.  Do people know how they behave? Do they know how others see them? I examine the discrepancies between how people see themselves and how others see them, and try More

‘Self-compassion’ can help divorced people heal

USA Today: Self-compassion can help the newly divorced get through one of the most difficult periods of their lives, researchers suggest. They explained that self-compassion — a combination of kindness toward oneself, recognition of common humanity, and the ability to let painful emotions pass — “can promote resilience and positive More