The Best Articles in Psychology

The most useful articles and videos in Psychology from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Psychology Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Psychology by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. How to admit you’re wrong
  2. How to break unhealthy habits: Stop obsessing over willpower and focus on routines
  3. How to Stop Reassurance Seeking
  4. Why we wait: Understanding the emotions behind procrastination
  5. Building Habits Strategies To Try (After Failing To Build Habits In The Past)


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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Psychology, including:

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Joshua Becker

Inspiring people to own less and live more at Becoming Minimalist. Founder of @TheHopeEffect. New book: Things That Matter:

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Dan Ariely

Professor, Scientist, Bestselling Author, Experimentalist at heart.

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Dr. David Ballard

Business and Psychology | Evidence-based strategies for employee well-being and organizational excellence. Former head of @APA's Office of Applied Psychology.

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Aleks Krotoski 😷💙

Social psychologist. Pillowfort Productions. New: Real Money, the Hunt for Tether's Billions w@tortoise. Ongoing: @BBCRadio4's Digital Human. I drive electric.

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Wellness, backed aggressively by science. A new publication from @Medium. Find us on Instagram:


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Psychology, including:

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Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit and for more.

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: 🧠✨

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Mark Manson

3x #1 NYTimes bestselling author. Best known for F-Bombs and uncomfortable truths. Giving life advice that doesn't suck since 2008.

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Tiny Buddha

Get Tiny Buddha’s Inner Strength Journal: Creative Prompts & Challenges to Help You Get Through Anything:

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Greater Good

Your source for the Science of a Meaningful Life | Based @UCBerkeley | Home of the #happinesspod | Click link for more

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Every day Refind picks the most relevant links from around the web for you. Picking only a handful of links means focusing on what’s relevant and useful. We favor timeless pieces—links with long shelf-lives, articles that are still relevant one month, one year, or even ten years from now. These lists of the best resources on any topic are the result of years of careful curation.

How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
  4. Our community of active users gets the most relevant links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, mark as read, read later, «More/less like this», etc.
  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
  6. In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.

The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?

We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.

How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Psychology?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Psychology, including Aeon+Psyche, Ness Labs, Mark Manson, Tiny Buddha, Greater Good, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Psychology?

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