Fake News, Echo Chambers & Filter Bubbles: A Survival Guide

Our beliefs and actions are increasingly influenced by our immersion into the internet. Is it time to unplug?

Understanding "Post-Trump Stress Disorder"

A psychological autopsy on how Trump won the election and why liberal voters didn't see it coming.

In Pakistan, Schizophrenia Denialism Is a Death Sentence

Pakistan has ruled that schizophrenia isn't a mental illness, paving the way for the execution of a mentally ill prisoner. Could something similar happen in the U.S.?

Mental Illness Is Not a Halloween Costume

Mental illness can be scary for those that suffer from it, but we shouldn’t think of those that suffer from it as scary to us.

Goldwater 2016: Are Psychiatrists' Opinions of Trump Rigged?

5 reasons why psychiatrists and psychologists should heed the “Goldwater Rule”

Scoring the Presidential Debates: How Do We Decide Who Wins?

What’s the point of debating, do the presidential debates influence voting, and how do we decide who wins?

Never Forget: The Lasting Psychological Impact of 9/11

We’re all survivors, but we’re all scarred.

No Comment: 3 Rules for Dealing With Internet Trolls

Internet trolling thwarts the democratic ideal of online deliberation. What can we do about it?

The Narcissism Epidemic and What We Can Do About It

Is narcissism on the rise? If so, can anything be done to curb it?

Killing Harambe: Who Was Protecting Whom?

Moral outrage is swift, retributive, and often based on limited information and context.

When It Comes to Love, What Makes Narcissism So Attractive?

In seeking potential mates with just the right amount of healthy narcissism, we risk finding too much.

Just What is a "Narcissist" Anyway?

Think you know what a narcissist is? Time for a reality check.

Schizophrenia Doesn't Exist!?

Schizophrenia's dual existence as categorical and spectrum diagnosis

Your Brain in Love

What does neuroimaging tell us about romantic love?

Does the Internet Promote Delusional Thinking?

With biased brains operating in online echo chambers and filter bubbles, normal people increasingly hold beliefs with delusional qualities.

Taking the ‘X’ Out of Xmas: Xenophobia and the Golden Rule

Could a war on xenophobia revive the true meaning of Christmas?

Dracula on the Couch: The Psychiatry of Vampires

A psychiatric view of vampirism over the past 50 years

The Psychology of Guns

If meaningful gun reform is to ever occur, legislation much acknowledge the beliefs of the Americans who own guns.

Fear the Walking Dead: Can Brain Parasites Make Us Zombies?

Can brain infections really turn us into zombies? Research with the human brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii suggests that yes, maybe they can.

Is it Normal to ‘Hear Voices’?

Hearing voices can be a normal experience, but what are auditory hallucinations and what does hearing them mean?

Still Alice? Still Alzheimer’s

Is there anything nice to say about Alzheimer's disease?

When Racism Motivates Violence

Looking at implicit biases about race to understand violence and violence prevention.

Mass Shootings, Psychiatric Medications, and Rick Perry

Psychiatric medications cause violent behavior? Where's the evidence?

Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Deserve the Death Penalty?

How did jurors decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate?

When Is Suicide Acceptable?

Although suicide is taboo in the U.S., euthanasia is gaining increasing acceptance. A look at other forms of culturally sanctioned suicide reveals the moral relativism of taking one's life and suggest clues for suicide prevention.

Psychosis Sucks!

Does the British Psychological Society's recently published monograph called "Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia" dangerously romanticize mental illness? Here's why psychiatrists say yes.

Mass Shootings in America: Crisis and Opportunity

Why do some people commit mass murder? Is it violent entertainment, guns, mental illness... or something else that lurks inside all of us and is reflected in American culture?

The Psychology of "Serial"

Serial, the most popular podcast of all time, retraces the evidence surrounding a murder case from 1999. As it does, it sheds light on the fallability of the legal system and the human brain.

I’m Hallucinating a White Christmas

What does the White Christmas Test tell us about a link between hallucinations, fantasy proneness, or for that matter, Santa Claus?

Rebranding Psychiatry: Euphemisms, Stigma, and Progress

A look at changes to the nomenclature of psychiatry over time.