Gaslighting, Narcissist, and More Psychology Terms You’re Misusing

If you spend any amount of time online, you’ve probably picked up a few psychology terms without realizing it. Take “gaslighting”—which recently became so popular that it clinched the mantle of Merriam-Webster’s 2022 Word of the Year. Other terms that have crept from the therapist’s couch into the public lexicon include love-bombing, triggered, grooming, and … Read more

People Who Think They’re Attractive Are Less Likely to Wear Masks, Study Says

Plenty of factors determine whether someone chooses to wear a mask at this stage of the pandemic: their health, their risk tolerance, where they are, who’s around them—and, according to a recent study, how attractive they think they are. The study, which was published in January in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, found that people … Read more