Psychology Today

A School for the Starry-Eyed

2,500 miles from Hollywood, kids learn to walk, talk, and think like celebrities. For these 21st-century charm schoolers, the need for fame is the first—and foremost—ingredient in stardom.

Nov 2006

Gay No More

Some religious groups are trying to re-orient gays. Why are many psychiatrists alarmed?

Mar 1999

The American Nightmare

We have everything the American Dream prescribed. So why aren’t we happy?

Mar 2011

The Strongest Stretch

An ancient tradition, yoga gains some modern muscle.

May 2007

To Know or Not to Know

Genetic screening can answer life or death questions once known only to the gods. Such knowledge can be transformative. It can also be toxic.

May 2011

Weathering the Storm

Failure destroys some people. Others rise from the ashes, only to come back stronger. A guide to surviving tough times.

May 2009

An Atheist in the Pulpit

Public identity and private belief are never more at odds than when a preacher loses his faith.

Jan 2008

Wrestling Words

Are stutterers better off learning to accept their impediment? Self-acceptance is a growing movement these days.

Nov 1998

The Perils of Higher Education

College life can be downright detrimental. Sleep deprivation, a bad diet and binge drinking can lead you to memory loss, alcoholism and even Alzheimer’s.

Mar 2005

Escape Artists

Procrastination reflects our brain’s hunger to feel good now rather than reap future rewards. But at the end of the day, it’s really about choice: You have to decide exactly who it is that you intend to be.

Sep 2009

The Atheist at the Breakfast Table

Nonbelievers are growing in number. So why are they still sitting in the next pew with their kids?

May 2012