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Some people have unusual attractions to specific age groups. Varshesh Joshi on Unsplash

Is attraction to an age group another kind of sexual orientation?

Chronophilias – such as pedophilia – are age-based sexual attractions. Psychologists don't know much about why people have them or how best to help people not act on sexual interests in children.
It’s ok to let a little anger show in the workplace but you shouldn’t let it all out, research says. www.shutterstock.com

How to understand and harness your workplace rage

Anger can help you in negotiations but it might get you fired if you don't learn your triggers and how to control it.
Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve. ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock.com

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

Changes in how we're spending our free time is a likely culprit.
New England Patriots defensive end Bobby Hamilton sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner during Super Bowl XXXVI. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Does defense actually win championships?

Cal State Northridge's sport psychology lab ran a regression analysis to see if there's any truth to the adage.
Pet obesity often says more about an owner’s relationship with their pet than the animal itself. Susan Schmitz/shutterstock.com

Why are so many of our pets overweight?

More than half of dogs and cats around the globe are overweight. Are well-intentioned owners to blame?
George Henry Durrie’s ‘Winter in the Country: A Cold Morning’ (1861). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Why there’s no place like home for the holidays

Home can be a slippery concept. But psychologists have long understood that it plays a huge role in self-identity and emotional well-being.

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