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Commentary, Research and News covering all aspects of Human Behavior, from the workings of the brain, to relationships and the larger cultural forces that influence our decisions. Listen to Judy Rubino read you her personal selections.

Current Psychology Today Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
A Leap of Faith - Jun 2021Chronic mistrust breeds paranoia & loneliness. Restoring faith in others bolsters social connection & emotional well being.Judy Rubino00:12:44
Two Minute Memoir - Apr 2021My brother saved my life. A cancer diagnosis led me to find my estranged brother and reassess our relationship. By Susan KellerJudy Rubino00:10:36
Yes, You Matter Part 3 - Feb 2021Everyone craves validation. Yet validation starts within. Can you accept yourself for who you are? Part 3 of 3, by various authorsJudy Rubino00:05:27
Yes, You Matter Part 2 - Feb 2021Everyone craves validation. Yet validation starts within. Can you accept yourself for who you are? By various authorsJudy Rubino00:07:47
Yes, You Matter Part 1 - Feb 2021Everyone craves validation. Yet validation starts within. Can you accept yourself for who you are? By various authorsJudy Rubino00:10:02
Liars of Kindergarten - Jan 2021A Two Minute Memoir. How Michael Leviton diverged from his family's extreme view of dishonesty.Judy Rubino00:11:13
Personality in the Wild - Nov, 2020Scientists are connecting personality traits to everything from word choice to sneeze frequency. By Alexander DanversJudy Rubino00:08:18
Five Messages Oct 20205 Messages for My Autistic Self. What two women wish they had known growing up with undiagnosed autism. By Abby SesterkaJudy Rubino00:05:59
Answering the Call - Oct 2020How Shannon Sovndal and his fellow first responders have processed COVID-19. By Abigail Fagan.Judy Rubino00:06:51
Elder Statesmen - Sep 2020This election has the oldest presidential candidates ever. Here's what you need to know about the risk of cognitive decline.Judy Rubino00:21:44
Together Again - Aug 2020Kids homebound due to Covid make families face new pressures. To succeed, prioritize and offer understanding and hope. Part 4 of 4Judy Rubino00:08:11
Together Again - Aug 2020Kids homebound due to Covid make families face new pressures. To succeed, prioritize and offer understanding and hope. Part 3 of 4Judy Rubino00:07:10
Together Again - Aug 2020Kids homebound due to Covid make families face new pressures. To succeed, prioritize and offer understanding and hope. Part 2 of 4Judy Rubino00:07:37
Together Again - Aug 2020Kids homebound due to Covid make families face new pressures. To succeed, prioritize and offer understanding and hope. Part 1 of 4Judy Rubino00:11:35
Hard to Accept Kindness - Jun 2020Why Is It Hard To Accept Kindness? Giving is easy, but receiving is another thing. You can change that. By John AmodeoJudy Rubino00:07:28
Wrestling with Wealth - Jun, 2020An unexpected fortune forced Jennifer Risher to recalibrate her beliefs about money and morality. By Jennifer RisherJudy Rubino00:12:58
The Nonlinear Life - May, 2020We all go through major life disruptions. How we handle the transitions is key. By Bruce Feiler. Part 2 of 2Judy Rubino00:08:50
The Nonlinear Life - May, 2020We all go through major life disruptions. How we handle the transitions is key. By Bruce Feiler. Part 1 of 2Judy Rubino00:15:40
Kids' Depression - Apr, 2020Why Kids' Depression Goes Unnoticed. Parents can miss signs of depression in their child. By Alison Escalante.Judy Rubino00:09:52
The Pain Paradox - Apr, 2020Most people go out of their way to avoid physical harm, but for many teens deliberate damage becomes a form of emotion regulation...Judy Rubino00:11:36
Pursuit of Perffection - Feb 2020Immersed in Perfection. The pursuit of perfection. By Abigail Fagan.Judy Rubino00:12:22
The Death Scholar - Mar, 2020John Troyer dissects the dead body as a means of grappling with the minds of the living. By Matt Huston.Judy Rubino00:09:52
Animal Minds, How Smart is Your Dog? - Mar/Apr, 2020Ethologists respect the minds of animals, and you should, too. By David Parash, PhDJudy Rubino00:09:30
The End of Sex - Feb 2020Can we be "woke" about sexuality and still enjoy our powerful primal instincts? By Marianne Brandon and James SimonJudy Rubino00:11:52
The Simplicity Project - Mar/Apr, 2020Exercises in elective deprivation -- by Wendy ParisJudy Rubino00:11:45
Your Life As a Number - Aug 2019Social credit systems may soon rate our personal worth. By Jayne Williamson-Lee.Judy Rubino00:29:10
Emotional Contagion -Aug, 2019Whether face-to-face or on-line, guarding against the negative emotions of others is hard to do. By Carlin Flora.Judy Rubino00:22:13
Your Best Side - Oct, 2019The quirks of being a rightie or a leftie -- by Sebastian OcklenburgJudy Rubino00:09:52
Shw Woke Up With A French Accent - Oct, 2019The odd neurologic disorder of foreign accent syndrome. By Sam KeanJudy Rubino00:24:26
Why You Lie to a Therapist - Jun, 2019Patients spend money, time, and energy going to therapy, yet often withhold vital information. By Ryan Howes.Judy Rubino00:11:09
2 Minute Memoir -- Jun, 2019A psychologist turns to the animal kingdom to process a past assault. By Rebecca HeissJudy Rubino00:07:59
Science of Sleep Part 2 - Nov, 2019Modern stress taxes our ability to get a good nite's sleep. Researchers gain new insight in restoring it. Part 2 of 2. By Molly Pevesner.Judy Rubino00:14:01
Science of Sleep - Nov, 2019Modern stress taxes our ability to get a good nite's sleep. Researchers gain new insight in restoring it. By Molly Pevesner.Judy Rubino00:14:05
Solutions for the Solitary - Jul, 2017Loneliness requires courage and altered perception to escape, but it is possible. By Guy Winch.Reader: Lynda Kluck00:08:26
The Real Narcissists - Sep, 2016The label is everywhere, but it's widely misused to describe anyone who offends us. The truth? A little narcissism is good for you. By Rebecca WebberReader: David Beach00:21:01
Beyond Happiness: The Upside Of Feeling Down - Feb, 2015Negative emotions do us a great favor - they save us from ourselves. They're signals urging us to change what we are doing. By Matthew HutsonReader: David Beach00:25:56
Hopeful Currents - Feb, 2015Zapping the brain with electricity to address mood disorders to low sexual desire. Is a new treatment modality on the horizon?Reader: David Beach00:11:51
Are these rules worth breaking? - Dec, 2014We all fudge the rules now and then, yet what makes us break rules under some conditions and not others? Here's a look at the science.Reader: David Beach00:22:02
A "Normal" Day - Oct, 2014A mother's struggle with a son's mental illness makes her think the unthinkable and exposes flaws in the mental health system. By Liza LongReader: David Beach00:13:04
Super Survival of the Fittest - Aug, 2014People are not powerless in the face of tragedy and suffering; many bounce back with resilience. By David B. Feldman, PH.D, Lee Daniel KravetzReader: David Beach00:20:07
Various articles - Jul/Aug, 2014Why Pursuing Your Passion Can Backfire, By Marty Nemko PhD; When Love is a Foreign Concept, Ming Canady as told to Carlin FloraReader: David Beach00:13:59
Dreams of Glory - Mar / Apr, 2014An activity considered a lapse in attention can bring about benefits believed to result only from strict cognitive control. By Scott Barry KaufmanReader: David Beach00:23:16
Go Forth In Anger - Mar, 2014It's a forceful motivator and has such a strong impact on others it may actually deter fist-first aggression. By Joann Ellison RogersReader: David Beach00:14:13
Reinvent Yourself - May, 2014Major life changes are never easy ... Learn to focus on your future self, you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. By Rebecca WeberReader: David Beach00:22:52
Tactics & Misconceptions - Mar, 2014Seven Sneaky Tactics That Sway. By Adam Grant; Misconceptions about 12-step programs may interfere with real recovery. By David Sack.Reader: David Beach00:11:50
Know Thyself - Mar, 2014Personal intelligence opens a privileged window into our minds as well as into the byzantine motivations of others. By John D. MayerReader: David Beach00:17:56
Chasing Slumber - Sep / Oct, 2013Sleep deprivation affects us on a molecular level and causes cognitive impairments that lead to disasters in nearly every occupation. by Mark WolvertonReader: Brian Monk00:19:20
When Virtue Becomes Vice - Sep / Oct, 2013In a world in which disruptive change is a near constant, all assumptions about what traits are beneficial must be regularly re-examined. by Mary LoftusReader: Brian Monk00:27:34
Kings And Queens of Chaos - Sep / Oct, 2013How to handle borderline personality disorder. by Elizabeth SvabodaReader: Brian Monk00:20:01
What Happy People Do Differently - Jul / Aug, 2013"#1 They seek risk, not reward." by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-DienerReader: Brian Monk00:23:08
The Against All Odds Club - Apr, 2013"Shark attacks and lightning strikes are vanishingly rare. What becomes of the survivors of such one-in-a-million events?" by Brooke Lea FosterReader: Brian Monk00:13:36
The You In Me - Apr, 2013"Cells from our mothers, children, and siblings can persist in our bodies for decades. But what exactly are these genetic interlopers doing inside us?" by Sam KeanReader: Brian Monk00:20:41
Smooth Encounters - Apr, 2013"From giving criticism to knowing how to complain or apologize, everyday life present myriad moments we could all handle better." by Mary LoftusReader: Brian Monk00:19:32
Louder Than Words - Apr, 2013"Touch is a language of its own, and even tiny gestures have the power to enhance interactions and bond people more closely." by Rick ChillotReader: Brian Monk00:23:40
The Spice of Life - Nov, 2012"Herbs and spices often sit at the back of the kitchen cabinet, but at the forefront of research." by Hara Estroff Marano.Reader: Brian Monk00:08:55
A Death in the Desert - Nov, 2012"The promise of enlightenment is so powerful that some are willing to offer complete devotion in exchange." by Jesse HydeReader: Brian Monk00:28:08

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