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Ten Bucks Says Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail

So you’ve gone ahead and made some New Year’s resolutions. It’s Week #1, and you’ve been to the gym or you’ve been nicer to your mother. Our resident clinical psychologist and in-house buzzkill says don’t start celebrating just yet.

Halloween Psychology: Costume Revelations, Both Slutty and Mean

Despite the costumed nature of this holiday, Halloween is actually one of the few times in which we get full view of our fellow beings’ wild, untamed, and most truthful sides of their psyches. Like the slutty [costume]. Or foreclosure lawyers making fun of the homeless.

The Continuum of Crazy: When Is The Line Crossed?

Is Jared Lee Loughner’s paranoia about currency and mind control that different than Tea Party birthers or 9/11 conspiracy theorists? Yes, but how do we characterize those who believe our president is going to enact “death panels” to Medicare practice?

Ten Bucks Says Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail

So you’ve gone ahead and made some New Year’s resolutions. It’s Week #1, and you’ve been to the gym or you’ve been nicer to your mother. Our resident clinical psychologist and in-house buzzkill says don’t start celebrating your change just yet.

Teenage Suicide: The Martha Dumptruck Effect

Although horrifying and shocking, this year’s clustering of related teen suicides is not so surprising, as it is consistent with the phenomenon known as “suicide contagion.” Dr. Joshua Hooberman explains the Martha Dumptruck effect.