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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.

  1. 10 Powerful Visuals About Psychology & Life
  2. The science of motivation: how to get and stay motivated
  3. How to Be Happier Without Really Trying
  4. How colours affect the way you think
  5. How to break unhealthy habits: Stop obsessing over willpower and focus on routines

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Psychology.

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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: http://amzn.to/3CnseuR

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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. Ongoing: @BBCRadio4's Digital Human. I drive electric. My feed lost 10yrs of tweets between 2012-Feb ‘22. Surreal.

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Elemental

Wellness, backed aggressively by science. A new publication from @Medium. Find us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/elemental

Publications

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

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Aeon+Psyche

Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co 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: http://nesslabs.com/membership 🧠✨

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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Neuroscience News

Official Neuroscience News Twitter. Brain research news articles on neuroscience, psychology, AI, neurology, brain cancer, robotics, mental health & science.

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PsyPost.org

Reporting research on human behavior and cognition, including #Psychology #Neuroscience #PoliSci #Sociology and #Psychiatry

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