Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior and all its complexities—our thoughts and feelings, hopes, dreams, desires, weird quirks, biases, flaws, motivations, and our darkest secrets and highest aspirations.

Because of all this complexity, we can study ourselves through many different lenses: developmental, cognitive, evolutionary, social, biological, and so on.

But this complexity can also be wildly confusing.

My job is to find the most interesting, insightful psychology research out there and apply it to our lives in practical ways. All with a healthy dose of crass jokes and f-bombs mixed in, of course.

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2022
October 10Oct 10 Why Growth Requires Struggle
July 18Jul 18 Are You Entertained—Or Addicted?
May 9May 9 Everyone Is Mostly the Same… (And Why This Is Good News)
2021
November 8Nov 8 The Power (and Limitations) of Self-Belief
October 4Oct 4 Why You Should Read More Books
September 6Sep 6 How to Cultivate Wisdom
June 7Jun 7 The Real Dangers of Social Media
March 15Mar 15 How to Delay Gratification
2020
December 18Dec 18 How to Deal With Uncertainty
December 4Dec 4 The Dunning-Kruger Effect: The Paradox of Our Own Ignorance
November 16Nov 16 How to Feel Better
November 12Nov 12 How to Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs
November 9Nov 9 Why Things Are Never as Bad as They Seem
November 9Nov 9 5 Common Beliefs That Can Subtly Screw You Over
October 19Oct 19 The Law of Unintended Consequences
October 12Oct 12 The Best Way to Resolve Your Shame
October 8Oct 8 How to Overcome Loneliness
September 21Sep 21 The Cognitive Biases That Hurt Our Relationships
July 15Jul 15 How to Understand Your Emotions
May 25May 25 5 Ways to Build Resilience and Conquer Adversity
March 16Mar 16 6 Books That Will Help You Grow From Your Pain
February 3Feb 3 How to Deal With Regret
2019
November 24Nov 24 How to Overcome Your Demons
November 11Nov 11 How to Build Self-Esteem (And Does It Even Matter?)
June 10Jun 10 How to Manage Your Mental Health
April 11Apr 11 5 Skills to Help You Develop Emotional Intelligence
2018
September 13Sep 13 Why Being an Asshole Can Be a Valuable Life Skill
July 19Jul 19 Stop Trying to Change Yourself
May 3May 3 How to Get Over Perfectionism
May 3May 3 The Three Levels of Self-Awareness
April 9Apr 9 How to Change Your Life
2017
December 27Dec 27 5 Best Books for Dealing With Anxiety and Depression
November 30Nov 30 Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Emotions
November 16Nov 16 10 Cool Things About the Brain and What It Means for You
November 16Nov 16 The Complete Guide to Getting Over FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
October 26Oct 26 How to Grow From Your Pain
October 5Oct 5 3 Simple Ideas That Will Make You Smarter Than Most People
September 14Sep 14 Why Happiness Is Overrated
April 27Apr 27 The Surprising Benefits of Being (Slightly) Crazy
January 30Jan 30 A Practical Guide to Happiness
2016
August 24Aug 24 The Feedback Loop From Hell
June 30Jun 30 9 Steps to Hating Yourself a Little Less
May 5May 5 Why You Can’t Trust Yourself
2015
March 12Mar 12 The Only Way to Be Confident
2014
November 6Nov 6 63 Steps to Survive the Worst Moments of Your Life
August 28Aug 28 No, It’s Not All Your Parents’ Fault
February 20Feb 20 The Hidden Costs of Happiness
January 9Jan 9 How We Judge Others is How We Judge Ourselves
2013
November 21Nov 21 Why I’m Wrong About Everything (And So Are You)
October 30Oct 30 9 Subtle Lies We All Tell Ourselves
October 10Oct 10 Stop Trying to Be Happy
August 22Aug 22 Being Special Isn’t So Special
July 29Jul 29 You Already Have Everything You Need
January 21Jan 21 The Bad Acid Trip
January 17Jan 17 You’re Okay
2012
December 17Dec 17 Shut Up and Be Grateful
December 12Dec 12 5 Problems With the Self-Help Industry
December 7Dec 7 You Have Two Minds—Here’s How to Use Them
November 10Nov 10 The Guide to Being Miserable
August 29Aug 29 Why Self-Awareness Is Sexy
May 14May 14 Why You Should Care About Many Things
April 24Apr 24 Do You Need Therapy?
April 13Apr 13 Meditation: Why You Should Do It
March 28Mar 28 Are You an Emotional Vampire?
2011
August 20Aug 20 How to Give Advice to Others
2010
September 19Sep 19 The Zen Dilemma