A Question Everyone's Afraid to Ask

The meta-question in psychology is now "What questions are off limits?" Increasingly, the answer is "Any inquiry that interferes with people's sense of how the world should work."

Is a Pregnant Woman’s Anxiety Disorder a Risk for Her Baby?

New research challenges links between anxiety disorders in women and complications of pregnancy.

A Political Prescription for Donald Trump's Brain

Mental health experts go beyond warning of the dangers of Donald Trump's presidency to take political action.

Unplug, Get Bored, Create

How spacing out can unlock your creativity. By Manoush Zomorodi.
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Money on the Mind

Researchers are exploring the influence of historic income inequality on how we make choices and behave.

Crime and Punishment (and Twitter)

Scientists are exploring what social media can reveal about patterns of wrongdoing.

Scared Witless

Afraid of sharks? Flying on airplanes? This journalist thinks you should calm down.

Kate Russo Wants to Experience the Solar Eclipse With You

A former psychologist shares the wonders of chasing eclipses.

Misreport Spreads That Psychiatrists May Now Diagnose Trump

As misunderstood news spread that psychiatrists may now comment on Trump's mental condition, the American Psychiatric Association sought to correct the mistake.

How to Stop Robots From Harming Themselves—and Us

If the "suicidal robot" followed this new model, it wouldn't have drowned.

Will Emojis Ever Mean the Same Thing to Everyone?

Apple introduced new emojis yesterday, but we barely agree about the old ones.

The 100-Year Plan

Psychology Today is 50 years old! The next 50 years will bring the ability not just to quantify but also to alter the brain—the golden age of behavioral science is just beginning.

Toxicity as a Stealth Teacher

Nothing absolves bad actors, but shifting your focus from reactive to proactive and intentional allows you to master your own mind, which is all that you can ever control.

The Upside of Uncertainty

Guest post by Bernadette Jiwa.
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Way Too Much Stuff

Hoarding can destroy your life.
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The First Motherless Mother’s Day

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The Get Quiet Experiment

Guest post by Paula Poundstone.
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Shrinks Define Dangers of Trump Presidency

At a conference at Yale, psychiatrists and psychologists begin carving out a new role to combat the gaslighting of America by Donald Trump.

Wealth, Poverty, and the Brain: A Q&A With Kimberly Noble

Are poorer children deprived of opportunities for healthy cognitive development? How can we improve these conditions? Kimberly Noble, MD, Ph.D., offers some insight.

Measuring Smarts

Feedback learning ability might predict academic achievement better than IQ.

Harnessing Your Emotions

A chat with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

What We've Learned About ADHD

Are you up to date on ADHD research?

Why Research Goes In the Wrong Direction

A Q&A with Richard Harris, author of Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions.

Learning from the First Lovers

Bruce Feiler, author of The First Love Story, explores the biblical tale that continues to illuminate contemporary unions.

The Therapist-Patient Alliance

True stories of therapy.

When Silence Is Deafening

A tiny act or calculation, including the decision to keep a secret, can eventually and invisibly sculpt a person’s relationships, even his or her identity.
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The Anatomy of Who We Are

A new study explores the ties between personality and the dimensions of the brain.

The Lessons My Daughter Teaches Me

The parent-child relationship. By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.

Shrinks Battle Over Diagnosing Donald Trump

Chaos in the White House fuels discord amongst the experts.

Obese Parents Put Babies at Risk

How parental weight can affect children's health and development.

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