PS Picks: The Endless Complexity of r/relationships
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Emotionally Restrained Women Are Viewed as Less Intelligent
Yet men who have delayed emotional reactions are looked at more favorably, according to new research.
What Is This World in Which Commercials Make You Cry?
And what does it have to do with the largest refugee crisis since World War II?
Behind the Mask: Psychopathy and 'The Myth of the Born Criminal'
The idea of the psychopath is both comforting and dangerous. The Myth of the Born Criminal helps explain why.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Kelly Miller, 24, Psychology
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
A Good Reason to Pick Up a Book: Literary Fiction Helps Us Read People
New research suggests reading literature increases our ability to pick up on the subjective states of others.
Romance Readers Are Unusually Good at Sensing What Others Are Feeling
New research finds people who read romantic fiction are good at picking up subtle facial clues revealing a person’s emotional state.
Study: How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health
New research suggests that meditation or any other mood-enhancing activity can serve as a nutrient for the human body.
Study: Men Struggle to Read Emotions in Women's Eyes
New research suggests males can read the faces of men much better than those of women.
Study Finds Less Anger, Disgust and Surprise in 20th Century Books
Researchers mining a Google books database report a decline in mood-related words in English-language books over the past 100 years.
Struggling to Reconcile Conflicting Beliefs? Listen to Some Mozart
Why is music such a constant in human history? Perhaps because it helps us build the emotional maturity we need to advance intellectually.