Does High-Intensity Exercise Improve Memory?

A recent study explores the cognitive effects of working out.

Identifying Depression Based on Social Media Posts

Researchers are working on algorithms that they hope could be used to detect cases of depression and PTSD.

Flipping the Script on Innovation

There’s endless handwringing about how soon AI and automation will gut today’s workforce. Some organizations flip the equation—and the narrative—with their focus on human labor.

These Three Moves Will Help You Stop Feeling Lonely

A scientists gain a more detailed understanding of loneliness and its hazardous effects on our health, they’re also gathering evidence on ways to overcome it.

5 Things Psychopaths and Narcissists Do in Conversation

He was betrayed by a wife who took everything. He's on retainer with the NSA. Whatever the disclosure, it comes before he even knows whether or not you are trustworthy.

Why Wilderness Therapy Works

The prescriptive use of adventure, plus the therapy.

Inside the Mind of Lance Letscher

Dissecting the genius of a collage artist who wants to take you to fairyland.

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.

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.
Courtesy Annabelle Gurwitch

The First Motherless Mother’s Day

Guest post by Annabelle Gurwitch

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.