psychology

Culture

Randonauting: The random coordinates app leading TikTok users to dead bodies

Since launching at the beginning of the pandemic, app Randonautica has exploded in socially distant popularity, but has led enthusiasts to discover some pretty gruesome things.
Daisy Schofield
7.1.20
Opinion

This is why you’re so chaotically horny in quarantine

No, you’re not the only one sending nudes to your ex in lockdown.
Roisin Lanigan
5.6.20
Culture

The psychology behind obsessively watching pandemic movies

With streaming figures for 'Contagion' and Netflix's 'Pandemic' going through the roof, we asked experts to unpack the reasons why we're flocking to films that mirror our own potential fate.
Jack King
3.27.20
Culture

The strange psychology of our mukbang obsession

Competitive overeating has found a new home (and millions of viewers) on YouTube. But while entertaining, for some people it can be dangerous and triggering.
Roisin Lanigan
11.22.19
Culture

why are millennials and gen z so obsessed with death?

Rather than being the age-old taboo, it seems we're finally becoming more comfortable with the idea of our own demise. Probably because the planet is dying right along with us.
Tom George
8.22.19
mental health

what to expect from your first therapy appointment

A first-timer’s guide to preparing for psychotherapy.
Cindy Kuzma
10.1.18
TV

'maniac' nails what it's like living with mental illness

The Netflix series stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as New Yorkers seeking a psychological cure-all.
Kara Weisenstein
9.27.18
Think Pieces

what it means if you hate having your picture taken

For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.
Christian Jarrett
9.25.18
Sex

monogamy may be even more difficult for women than it is for men

Experts are challenging long-held ideas about gender and fidelity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.21.18
Culture

the science of breaking up

Sometimes love hurts, but breaking up isn't all bad. One science and psychology writer shares what he learned after a painful personal experience.
Doug Main
1.2.18