There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Yellowlees Douglas Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in How Writing Works
Skim reading is the product of mass literacy—not of digital readers.
By Linda Escobar Olszewski PsyD on January 07, 2019 in Drifting Into Adulthood
Can our minds be hijacked? Will the real boogeyman step forward?
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
Serial murder and mass murder are two very different types of crime with very different motivations and goals on the part of the perpetrator.
By James Bailey Ph.D. on January 06, 2019 in At the Helm
What happens when traditionally media-shy CEOs seek attention and bask in the glow? They can become scraps in the social media scrap-heap.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
A key feature in many weight loss and wellness approaches is group participation. New research suggests that the free support provided via social media can do just as well.
By Sue Scheff on January 04, 2019 in Shame Nation
Thanks to social media and the internet, potential dates—or anyone else—can learn a lot about you before meeting face-to-face. Here's how to maintain your online reflection.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in In Excess
Social media operators have been accused of using psychological techniques to hook its users—particularly adolescents. Is there any evidence to support the claims?
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Brick by Brick
“I’m famous for rape.”
By Sarah Rose Cavanagh Ph.D. on January 02, 2019 in Once More, With Feeling
A recent op-ed calculated all the things we could do with our lives if we ditched our smartphones. But what would we lose?
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 02, 2019 in Living Single
More than a round-up of what 2018 was like for single people, this can serve as an overview of enlightened ways of thinking about single life.
By Travis Langley Ph.D. on December 30, 2018 in Beyond Heroes and Villains
Educational fair use does not include song lyrics. How, then, do we write about the psychological meaning or impact of songs without quoting any of their lyrics?
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC on December 29, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
The Netflix film 'Bird Box' has quickly surged in popularity. Here are three mental health lessons you may have missed.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on December 28, 2018 in Finding Purpose
These are scary and exciting times. All the world’s knowledge is in your child’s pocket. Here's how to instill perspective, curiosity, motivation, and critical thinking.
By Larry D. Rosen Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in Rewired: The Psychology of Technology
It’s how you use it.
By Christopher Bergland on December 27, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research shows how "birds of a feather flock together" on YouTube, and how the emotions we observe in a video blog are contagious.
By Sue Scheff on December 27, 2018 in Shame Nation
In an age of aim and shame, we're no longer afforded the luxury of an "oops" moment without risking it going viral and becoming immortalized on social media.
By Travis Langley Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Beyond Heroes and Villains
Pseudonyms may offer the protection of anonymity while lessening accountability for what we say. How do we cite unusual pseudonyms or single-letter surnames in APA style?
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Tech Happy Life
The holidays often mean new video games and devices combined with lots of down time. Screens offer many benefits, but it's easy to overdo it.
By Jen Kim on December 26, 2018 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Why you might want to reconsider sharing too many selfies online.
By Sophia Moskalenko Ph.D. on December 24, 2018 in Friction
Why did Americans fall for the Russian social media propaganda nine times more than Europeans did?
By Phil Reed D.Phil. on December 22, 2018 in Digital World, Real World
As governments invest in technology to tackle loneliness, researchers say that social media produces more loneliness. Is one of these positions a terrible error?
By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on December 22, 2018 in Thinking About Kids
The artificial stress I feel from the Little Drummer Boy Challenge is a parable about all the stress I can take in from the artificial standards of others on social media.
By Christopher Bergland on December 21, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Using Snapchat while binge drinking can lead to shame-filled mornings. But there is good news: Researchers are pioneering new ways to use social media platforms for harm-reduction.
By Cody Kommers on December 20, 2018 in A Friendly Interest
The first in a series on jealously guarding your reading time.
By Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D. on December 20, 2018 in Millennial Media
It is unsurprising for teen dramas to be fraught with romances, intrigue and sometimes even a murder. But does mental illness have to play a role in drumming up drama?