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Matt Huston

Commissioning Editor, Psyche

Edited by Matt Huston

Shaggy and strong, or shorn and sharp? Hair’s evolving symbolism | Psyche

The body and physical health

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Shaggy and strong, or shorn and sharp? Hair’s evolving symbolism

by Frank Gonzalez-Crussi

The id and the nudge: where Freud meets behavioural economics | Psyche

Thinkers and theories

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The id and the nudge: where Freud meets behavioural economics

by Briana S Last

Our evolved intuitions about privacy aren’t made for this era | Psyche

Human evolution

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Our evolved intuitions about privacy aren’t made for this era

by Joe Green & Azim Shariff

The ‘melancholic joy’ of living in our brutal, beautiful world | Psyche

Difficult emotions

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The ‘melancholic joy’ of living in our brutal, beautiful world

by Brian Treanor

How to study effectively | Psyche

Learning and education

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How to study effectively

Forget cramming, ditch the highlighter, and stop passively rereading. The psychology of learning offers better tactics

by Paul Penn

Mental illness and substance use: genes show a two-way street | Psyche

Addiction

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Mental illness and substance use: genes show a two-way street

by Jorien Treur

How to overcome the loneliness of youth | Psyche

Loneliness and solitude

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How to overcome the loneliness of youth

It’s extremely common to feel lonely when you’re young. Many strategies can help, the key is finding what works for you

by Lily Verity & Pamela Qualter

Quit the millennial bashing – generationalism is bad science | Psyche

Life stages

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Quit the millennial bashing – generationalism is bad science

by Cort W Rudolph

How an intense spiritual retreat might change your brain | Psyche

Spirituality and religion

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How an intense spiritual retreat might change your brain

by Andrew Newberg

To learn from a psychedelic trip, explore the dreams that follow | Psyche

Drugs and psychedelics

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To learn from a psychedelic trip, explore the dreams that follow

by Mackenzie Amara

From wars to pandemics, people in crisis need to feel connected | Psyche

Community

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From wars to pandemics, people in crisis need to feel connected

by Edgar Jones

How to love your body | Psyche

The body and physical health

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How to love your body

Are you unhappy with what you see in the mirror? Getting comfortable in your own skin can be hard work, but it’s worth it

by Charlotte H Markey