Stress, Success And The Demise of Manhood

R.E.M. sang "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine." But many men find their view of manhood and success crumbling, and it doesn't feel so "fine." Here's why.

Does Joining Your Head and Your Heart Create Wisdom?

New research shows how heart rate affects reason when dealing with complex problems. It highlights the importance of stepping outside of a narrow, self-centered perspective.

What Happens When Prejudiced People Meditate?

A new study finds that meditation can be a good vehicle for reducing prejudice towards the "other" who is not part of one's own ethnic group.

Actions That Benefit Others Improves Work Team Performance

Research shows that work teams perform more effectively and productively when management promotes a sense of service and helping among employees.

Are Open Marriages Psychologically Healthy for Couples?

New forms of sexual-romantic relationships are increasingly visible today. How we assess them psychologically may reflect personal views and assumptions more than real evidence.

Does Sexism Harm Women If It's Covert And Subtle?

Research shows how subtle sexism in the workplace can harm women as much as the overt, blatant form.

Would More Money Or More Time Bring You Greater Happiness?

How does your desire for more money vs. having more affect your overall life happiness and psychological health? New research sheds light on what the impact is.

Are You Bored and Checked Out At Work? Here's Why

There are three overlooked reasons why people tune out at work and watch the clock until they can leave.

Can Divorce Increase Your Overall Health?

Research finds that divorce can increase health, but the findings underscore the importance of a positive relationship, no matter what form it takes.

Can Empathy Towards Political Opponents Change Their Views?

Are your political views the opposite of someone you know? Research shows how you might persuade that person towards your own position.

Living Together But Unmarried Boosts Your Mental Health?

Unmarried couples experience a boost in emotional health when they move in together, especially when they've had previous relationships that didn't work.

Emotional Connection With Work Increases Wellbeing - How So?

Feeling emotionally engaged with your work appears linked with greater wellbeing and health, new research finds. But for this to occur, several qualities of the management culture that you experience are essential.

Does Showing Gratitude Have Any Impact on Your Relationship?

New research finds that the extent to which partners feel and demonstrate gratitude towards each other, has a clear impact on how strong the relationship is, and how likely it is to endure—especially when conflict arises.

How to Deal With Abusive, Narcissistic and Hostile Bosses

The best way to deal with abusive, hostile and narcissistic bosses is to create ways to become emotionally disengaged; "indifferent" to your own emotional reactions. Here are some ways to do that and create positive responses to an unhealthy situation — as long as you remain within it.

Can You Really Change Your Personality? Research Says “Yes”

Research shows that you can consciously "grow" and develop dimensions of your personality that have been dormant or blocked.

A Sense of Awe and Life Purpose Increases Your Mental Health

Recent studies find that experiencing a sense being connected with something larger than yourself and having a sense of life purpose increases your overall wellbeing and mental health; and it promotes more positive, supportive behavior towards others. The studies add to the value of learning to step "outside" yourself, beyond your self-absorption with your own concerns.

Women Initiate Divorce Much More Than Men, Here's Why

Women are much more likely than men to initiate divorce, according to survey of over 2000 heterosexual couples. The reasons point to unfulfilled desire for intimacy and emotional connection with their husbands during the course of marriage; while men report contentment with the way things are.

Suffer From Social Anxiety? Doing Something For Others Helps

Social anxiety diminishes when you serve others in some way. Research finds that doing something that helps another person pulls you out of self-absorption, which is a part of social anxiety.

Why Your View of the Future Can Make You Depressed

Most people assume that if you're depressed, that colors your view of your future. New research turns that thinking on its head, showing that, for many, if your view of your future is negative to begin with, that can actually make you depressed. The flip side is that a positive view of your future stimulates greater mental health.

Splitting Up May Not Be as Bad as it Seems

New research shows that divorce, separation, and cohabitation, even, have no negative impact on people's health. In fact, some long-term health benefits were found. With increasing numbers of unconventional relationships, it's important to examine their impact on psychological health, as well.

Surprising Links Between Gratefulness, Money and Happiness

Research finds unexpected ways in which your level of happiness and materialism are effected by your experience of gratitude in life.

Do You Secretly Fake Workaholism? This May Be Why

A new study finds that many people who work within companies with a workaholic culture are actually faking it. The reasons may reflect some destructive features and expectations about what "success" at work is supposed to look like.

Can You Grow From the Loss of Love?

The painful experience of a lost love relationship can spur positive emotional growth, depending on how you deal with its impact.

Low Self-Esteem? You're Likely to Stay In a Bad Relationship

Research finds that people with low self-esteem avoid dealing with conflicts in their relationships, fearing rejection. This can lead to a worsening relationship, in which they remain frozen.

Can You Spot a Sexist?

New research finds that observing two clues about men's interaction with women reveals their degree of sexism.

Feeling Anxious? You're Likely to Make the Worst Decision!

Anxious people faced with uncertain or unpredictable situations are prone to misunderstand the full picture of what is occurring, or catastrophize it, and then make bad judgments about how to respond.

How to Free Yourself From Regret, for Good

Many people feel regrets about past decisions and paths they took in their live, and they often feel trapped by the long-term consequences. But there's a different way of understanding the regrets, by learning how you have been changed by them in ways you might not realize.

5 Mind-Body-Behavior Practices That Can Change Your Life

By practicing these research-supported actions in your emotional life, physical actions and behavior, you can enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

Want to Damage Your Relationship? Here Are 2 Easy Ways

Troubled couples who seek therapy often show patterns of withdrawal and silent expectation when dealing with conflict; a kind of dance that deepens the damage to their relationships. New research shows how that happens.

How Meditation Changes the Structure of Your Brain

New research finds that meditation alters the structure of brain regions associated with anxiety and stress, and it enhances positive emotions.