There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Patrick L. Plaisance Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in Virtue in the Media World
We're all "commodities" online. But we're finally having a real debate over data ownership, and companies are realizing the dangers of socially irresponsible uses of algorithms.
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in Thoughts on Thinking
Five barriers to thinking critically that are useful to consider when applying critical thinking in everyday settings.
By Matthew Smith Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 in A Short History of Mental Health
What happened to asylum buildings after they closed?
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
Teenage sleep is a unique time in the sleep lifecycle—and teen sleep amounts have been on the decline for decades.
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Michigan State president John Engler's attacks on the abuse victims of Larry Nassar is the latest example of denying and downplaying sexual assault.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The topic of narcissism is popular in the scholarly and popular literature these days. Here is how we actually measure the trait and interpret individual scores.
By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S on January 16, 2019 in Love and Sex in the Digital Age
What is sexual offending? How do we define it? Where does R. Kelly fit into the offending spectrum?
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on January 16, 2019 in Psychiatry for the People
Research shows normalization of a key neurotransmitter in anxiety and depression, connecting yoga and breath practice with clinical improvements.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 15, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The tendency to coordinate with others, form groups, and work to exert power is hardly novel. Unionizing is a deep part of the human experience.
By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on January 15, 2019 in Suffer the Children
Compassionate listening is a critical skill that shows your partner you value them.
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on January 15, 2019 in The Red-Light District
Pew research shows that more people are distancing themselves from the social media platform.
By Mitch Prinstein Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Modern Teen
There are two different types of popularity. Which one do you want?
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
More more women die in childbirth in the United States than in any other developed country. This year, several researchers have done in-depth investigations to find out why.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in Bias Fundamentals
Political tribalism is worse than ever. The government shutdown is a consequence. What are the psychological mechanisms? And what is our way out?
By Leah Royden on January 13, 2019 in The Mourning After
We like to think we offer compassion to those bereaved by suicide, and that stigma was left back in the Middle Ages. Does research reveal more medieval attitudes?
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on January 13, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the imprinted brain theory which is so simple that it can be explained in a single, thousand-word post.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on January 12, 2019 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
Bolster your connection with these research-based strategies.
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on January 12, 2019 in Denying to the Grave
Why do so many people persist in resisting the reality of climate change? The psychology of denial offers some clues.
By Stephen Garcia Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Keeping up with the Joneses
Is there a downside to having status?
By Mark Alicke Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Why We Blame
Everyone wants us to quit blaming and to start forgiving. But is this possible—or even desirable?