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By Richard Maxwell, Ph.D. and Toby Miller, Ph.D. on February 08, 2019 in Greening the Media
Our smartphones can be made greener by keeping them longer—and keeping them out of illegal waste flows.
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on February 08, 2019 in The Red-Light District
Researchers use emerging technology to monitor celebrity suicide news on Twitter.
By Kathryn Haydon MSc on February 07, 2019 in Adventures in Divergent Thinking
This tendency is so strong (part of what I’ve termed the “inertia of no”) that we need an active strategy to see people differently.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in Culture Conscious
By forgoing traditional markers of adulthood like driving, having a job, and getting married, young people can put off "adulting" for a few more years.
By David M. Allen M.D. on February 05, 2019 in A Matter of Personality
Neural connections in infants' brains are shaped through mutual interactions with their parents or other caretakers - a process whose importance is mandated by our genes.
By Gillian Forrester Ph.D. on February 05, 2019 in Me, Human
You have grandma's nose, but what traits have humans inherited on our evolutionary journey?
By Douglas Vakoch Ph.D. on February 05, 2019 in At Home in the Cosmos
Astronauts traveling to the Red Planet face unprecedented stresses. Researchers seeking solutions through spacecraft design will meet at MIT this week.
By Douglas Vakoch Ph.D. on February 04, 2019 in At Home in the Cosmos
As astronauts adapt to space, their brains change in a process that mimics aging but happens much faster, new research shows. Findings may lead to new interventions on Earth.
By Sally Augustin Ph.D. on February 01, 2019 in People, Places, and Things
Burbling brooks. Gently rustling leaves. Serene birdsongs. Add their sounds to your life—and live better.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 01, 2019 in The Human Beast
Skeptics are questioning whether renewable energy can rescue the planet from climate change given hidden costs.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on January 31, 2019 in Ambigamy
Attention seeks efficiency, ignoring what stays the same, attending to what's extreme and surprising. This explains our trend toward polarized extremists capturing our attention.
By David Fryburg M.D. on January 31, 2019 in The Science of Kindness
From horrific shootings to an environment out of control to politics permeated with anger, fear, and division, what we need now is to reconnect with one another.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on January 31, 2019 in Boundless
Philosophy can teach us a lot about the end of the world and how to deal with it.
By Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D. on January 28, 2019 in Millennial Media
Many therapists are intrigued but also anxious about integrating technology into their clinical work. Read on for reasons why taking the plunge into teletherapy might work for you!
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on January 28, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Now more than ever it is incumbent on us to understand how we got here, and what to do. Applying dissociation theory on a collective level may help us alter the patterns we repeat.
By James E. Crum, II on January 27, 2019 in The Executive Brain
Our brains remain the most important tool for traversing our surroundings, and there are a number of things you can do today to improve this remarkable ability of the brain.
By Edward A. Wasserman Ph.D. on January 26, 2019 in The Mind Menagerie
Most commentators frame the climate change debate as between political extremes. But, perhaps the more basic battle may be between clashing tendencies within each of us.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on January 26, 2019 in Moral Landscapes
The planet is in peril: Time to shift worldviews?
By Robert J. Hedaya MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, CFM on January 25, 2019 in Health Matters
We spend much time working in buildings with sealed windows, in vehicles with closed windows, in homes with closed windows. This reduces the amount of oxygen, leading to problems
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on January 24, 2019 in The Gravity of Weight
What is stress and how does it affect our mind and body? Most people have heard of homeostasis, but what are allostasis and allostatic load?
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on January 22, 2019 in Boundless
Patches of wildness on the edges of cities may be exactly the sort of nature that we need.
By Steve Albrecht DBA on January 21, 2019 in The Act of Violence
Flying on a plane is still an interesting experience, no matter how many times you've done it.
By Michele Kerulis Ed.D. on January 18, 2019 in Sporting Moments
Is winter wearing you out? Try carving ice sculptures! (Chainsaw not included).
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in Animal Emotions
A recent essay argues the well-being of nonhumans, youth, and future generations—nonhuman and human—have too long been ignored in consensus-based, human-centered conservation.
By Heather Finlay-Morreale MD on January 15, 2019 in Presents of Mind
Childhood toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences.