Enhance your life with the science of psychology.
Learn tips, tricks, and insight to make everyday life more enjoyable by better understanding the human mind.
Search an area of life where you could use some insight from behavioral research:
How to Catch a Hypocrite
How to Have More Rational Opinions
How to Save Society with Psychology
The Smartphone Behavior Hurting Your Relationships
Greater Satisfaction in Your Romantic Relationship
What Makes Content Engaging?
An Audio Post: Misinformation & Privacy
My Interview with One of Psychology’s Most Influential Thinkers
How Your Opinion of Productivity Impacts Your Free Time
Why Do People Enjoy Reality TV?
Why subscribe to Everyday Psych?
Everyday Psych articles are written by Jake Teeny, Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
A highly rated instructor both in the classroom and online, Jake strives to ensure all content is designed for both education and entertainment.
Real Life Advice
Each article translates and applies the findings of scientific research to actionable tips and insight you can use in your everyday life.
Content spans a variety of areas in psychology: persuasion and social influence, happiness and wellbeing, personal goals and habits, and much more.
Exchanging ideas is one of Jake’s favorite activities, so if you have a question, complaint, or tip to share, expect a response from Jake himself.
More Than Psychology
In addition to teaching and conducting psychological research, Jake also loves to write fiction and many of his published short stories are offered for free on the site.
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About Jake Teeny
Jake has been enthralled with psychology and human behavior since the sixth grade, when his first middle school science fair project, titled “Why My Neighbors are So Weird,” was banned from the competition. However, Mr. Beseau took him aside and explained that his deeper interest was in a topic called “psychology.”
With every birthday list thereafter, he requested books about human psychology; and 20 years later, he received a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the Ohio State University and now serves as a Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.