The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in The Art of Whole Being
Knowing the science behind Post-Traumatic Growth can produce a ray of hope in an otherwise dark reality.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
In the newest version of positive psychology, your own personal happiness is just one part of the formula for understanding your overall sense of well-being.
By Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP on July 07, 2020 in The Psychology of Aging
5 expert tips for helping your older loved one seek medical care.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on July 06, 2020 in Out of the Darkness
David Ditchfield almost died in an accident on a train platform. He changed so dramatically that he feels as if he has a different life and a different identity.
By Dorothy Suskind Ph.D. on July 06, 2020 in Bully-Wise
Have you been ostracized at work? Here are five things you need to know.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 06, 2020 in Talking Apes
Can scientists also be religious? It all depends on whether they view science and religion as compatible or not.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on July 06, 2020 in Think, Act, Be
What we put in our bodies is a very personal decision—especially when it’s a substance that alters our brain chemistry. Consider these seven issues when weighing your options.
By Meg Selig on July 05, 2020 in Changepower
Research demonstrates again and again that older people are happier people. Why, then, do they have less self-esteem?
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 05, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
One of the biggest ways digital learning varies from traditional learning is the level of accountability on students. Here are six methods for faculty to cultivate learning online.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Living Single
Researchers expected people living alone to be more vulnerable to increased loneliness. Instead, people have tended to feel more supported, regardless of living arrangements.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Out of the Ooze
Recognizing that happiness is a delightful visitor that never overstays its welcome may help us appreciate it more when it arrives.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Insight Therapy
Casinos are intentional environments, designed for a purpose. The purpose is to take your money and make you feel good about it—no easy task. How do they do it?
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Checkpoints
Did the popular Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" spark an increase in youth suicides? The answer may say more about societal morality than it does about television.
By Georgia Witkin Ph.D. on July 02, 2020 in The Chronicles of Infertility
When the world opens up and we are back to our old routines, how can we keep the relationships we depended on during this difficult time strong?
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 02, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
What the science on social isolation and loneliness does and does not reveal.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on July 02, 2020 in In the Name of Love
Can casual sex be part of profound friendship? How similar is “friendship with sex” to romantic love?
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on July 01, 2020 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Are you convinced your views are correct? Research on the futility of arguing suggests that debating others and pushing your views rarely changes minds.
By Jack Turban MD MHS on July 01, 2020 in Political Minds
Mindy Kaling's new Netflix show is the program about children's mental health we've been waiting for.
By Omri Gillath Ph.D. on July 01, 2020 in All We Need Is Love
Left on read? Benched? Modern technology injects new life to old mating strategies of playing, and pursuing, hard-to-get.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on July 01, 2020 in Canine Corner
Does the sound of fireworks or thunder frighten your dog? New research shows which methods of treating fear of loud noises in dogs work, and which don't.