There are dozens of strategies being tested and written about for how to increase your well-being. What is given minimal attention is effort and efficiency. Can eating ice cream be as good as meditating on what you are grateful about?
For decades, scientists have been trying to understand and predict who is going to go beyond talking about death to actually killing themselves. Here are a few predictors that might help us all in stopping someone and in the end, save lives
New research suggests that our musical preferences offers a window into our personality. Whats on your smartphone? The Jesus Lizard? Coltrane? Huey Lewis and the News? Bob Dylan? Led Zeppelin? Ludacris? Lynyrd Skynyrd? Prince? Read on to figure out what this says about you....
Recent research suggests that what is considered sexually normal is more varied and sophisticated than what is being discussed by writers, journalists, and psychologists. Take a voyage through the love-hate relationship with the DSM-V and more.
A successful mentor relationship in graduate school is one of the keys to success. But how can you make this happen? In this blog post I offer 10 bits of wisdom from several scientists in the field who share their love and pain...
Lessons learned from some of the psychological research in my laboratory. Not all published studies are equal in their contribution. Some studies should raise skepticism instead of confidence. This is my fair, naked assessment of science—the good, bad, and the ugly.
Pseudoscience wastes time and resources and leads to public skepticism of science. If you care about your health and that of people suffering from psychological problems, read on. This is a battle that needs to be fought.
What is the best strategy for teaching your kids how to handle life's uncertainty and pain? If you don't want to be a helicopter parent, if you want to learn some counter-intuitive advice, read on. If only I knew this when I became a parent.
The media has been telling us otherwise. Science has been telling us otherwise, until now. Three yet-to-be-published studies reveal that being a parent leads to greater joy than misery. There are also intriguing differences between moms and dads.
Nearly every society in the world has built in advantages for men. Whether money, power, or the freedom to jog at night without fear, men enjoy greater opportunities. With these opportunities come ambition. And for many men who are successful by society's standards, there is a cost that is simply not talked about: loneliness.
There is a maverick thinker and scientist that never gets his due. By combing through his life and accomplishments, I will share 3 lessons about how to be a more creative person.
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Only a few items separate human beings from animals. One of them is that all of us know that we are going to die. Death is an inescapable fact of life. Brand new research suggests that cultivating mindfulness and curiosity can help us manage death, dying, and the existential suffering that comes with it.
Allow me to deviate from the prototypical list of best books in 2010. As someone who studies emotions, let me give you my favorite readings from this year for evoking particular mental states. Decide what emotion you want to feel and choose your weapon from the arsenal provided.