Psychology Today Vol. 47 No. 8 Nov/Dec 2015

3 Editor’s Note
4 Contributors
6 Letters
9-23 Insights: What we don’t get about politicians; why we trust strangers; before you spill a secret…
25 Unconventional Wisdom

29 ECCENTRIC’S CORNER: David Grazian is the zookeeper who went native.

HEALTH
33 SUPPLEMENTAL SCIENCE: Omega-3 fats are essential for brain function at every phase of life.

36 NATURE’S BOUNTY: Insects are crawling onto the menus of America’s best restaurants.

RELATIONHIPS
38 PARTNERSHIP: For long-term satisfaction in a relationship, not all partner traits are created equal.

POV
41 BOOKS: We’re drawn to conspiracy theories in part because we hate uncertainty.

46 The 10-Second: Take People can learn a fair amount about you within the first few moments of meeting you-how positive or negative you are and the general outlines of your personality. But when it comes to looking for love, first impressions are not a good guide.
PAMELA WEINTRAUB

54 Think Like a Shrink: We all play amateur psychologist in sizing others up. The real pros correct for our inborn biases. Here’s how to do it right.
JEREMY SHERMAN, PH.D

58 Sympathy for the Deviant: The stigma surrounding sexual attraction to children makes it very tough to get help. Yet the story of one remorseful offender suggests that acts of abuse can be prevented.
JENNIFER BLEYER

68 A Tale of Two Sisters: A gymnast born without legs grows up idolizing an Olympian, who she later learns is actually her sister. Their connection shines new light on the genetic and environmental roots of athletic success.
NANCY SEGAL, PH.D.

76 Catching Madness: Can strep throat trigger disorders like OCD, Tourette’s, or anorexia? And can cat litter lead to schizophrenia? It’s time to unravel the links between bacteria and madness.
HARRIET WASHINGTON

96 Final Analysis

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