Women who try to leave abusive relationships face many obstacles.
Rob Porter's ex-wife Jennifer Willoughby wrote movingly about staying in what she described as an abusive relationship. Her experiences are echoed in studies of abused women across the country.
Lil’ Kim performs during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
The longing for lighter skin remains a taboo topic in African-American communities.
Western societies are obsessed with body image – and it's stopping self-improvement.
Engaging with your teen’s online world will make it easier to have difficult conversations about some of the risks and ways to manage them.
Parents should ask their teens to show them how they use social media and how it works so they can have conversations about what the risks are and how to reduce them.
Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin.
At the root of the skin bleaching phenomenon is a psychological complex.
The rise of the selfie can lead to a great deal of negative comparison and self-doubt.
Social media can have a damaging effect on body image, but the way to protect against that is learning how to view images critically.
Research shows that interacting with a diverse set of people can make you happier and healthier.
How learning languages and travelling abroad can help you have a better relationship with your body.
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Social media can be a force for good, but you need to be careful how you use it.
Memory lane is often better than the real thing.
Memories help you gloss over those ugly bits with minimum fuss.
Why does this body shape matter so much?
This plastic matters: girls as young as three-and-a-half associate thin dolls with being smart and heavy dolls with being sad.
For some, it’s not so easy to forgive and forget…
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New research highlights how the pain of a breakup can linger for years.
Where does self-esteem in children come from?
Parents take note: most kids develop a sense of self-esteem as early as age five.
How should you deal with a summer baby?
Britain is trying to reduce the disadvantages which burden kids born in July and August. But why does it matter so much?
A diagnostic label such as borderline personality disorder, with its stigma and propensity to invalidate the person’s suffering, clearly has many negative impacts.
Diagnostic labels usually describe symptoms, attempt to answer the question of what is wrong, and lead to a treatment plan. But "borderline personality disorder" fails on all three counts.
An overdose of self-esteem won’t build character.
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In the last few months the UK’s two main political parties have entered into an apparent bidding war over which of them can elevate the teaching of character highest on their educational agendas before…
Blaming ‘Jordan syndrome’ doesn’t really cut it.
Our obsession with women’s weight and attractiveness manifests in different ways in the media, including being sold images that are far removed from reality and often impossible to achieve, or focusing…
Friendly or flirting? Science says you stink at telling the difference.
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Research shows: people are really bad at noticing when someone is flirting with them.
Not just a man’s game.
The use of anabolic steroids has been associated primarily with men. But over the past few decades, we’ve been discovering more about different groups who use these drugs – including women and younger…
The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which Andrew Lane, professor of Sport Psychology at Wolverhampton University, discussed subjects from the Suarez bite to getting…
Overly positive, inflated praise such as “terrific!”, “you did incredibly well!”, “perfect!” is very common in western countries. At first glance this might not seem a bad thing; heaping praise can only…