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By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on October 25, 2021 in Between Cultures
The human face can express a myriad of emotions. What gets lost most often in translation are the nuances of emotions—in part due to cultural accents in facial signaling.
By Tony Evans Ph.D. on October 25, 2021 in Trust Games
"Squid Game" is the most popular show in the world, and psychologists want to explain why. But research suggests that popularity is often based on unpredictable social processes.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on October 24, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
We decry dark personalities—unless they are fictional—and remind us of ourselves.
By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on October 24, 2021 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Suffering from back pain? New research comparing a problem-specific version of CBT talk therapy with conventional back pain treatment yielded dramatic outcomes.
By David Roger Clawson M.D. on October 23, 2021 in Deconstructing Illness
Are we marching down the wrong path trying to find wellness and health only to find illness and disease?
By Frederick L. Coolidge Ph.D. on October 23, 2021 in How to Think Like a Neandertal
Why are we fascinated and obsessed with scary movies?
By Bernard Golden, Ph.D. on October 23, 2021 in Overcoming Destructive Anger
While some individuals relax when consuming alcohol, others become sad or even nostalgic. However, some experience anger arousal that can lead to aggression or even violence.
By Claire Wilcox M.D. on October 22, 2021 in Healthy Brain, Happy Life
Are sociopaths and people-pleasers opposite sides of the same coin?
By Aditi Subramaniam, Ph.D. on October 22, 2021 in Parenting from a Neuroscience Perspective
I went off social media for a few months. Here's what I learned.
By Andrew G. Thomas Ph.D. on October 21, 2021 in Darwin Does Dating
Struggling to find, court, and keep a mate? According to evolutionary theory, there's a reason you're swimming upstream.
By Amanda L. Giordano Ph.D., LPC on October 21, 2021 in Understanding Addiction
Feeling frustrated about change? Maybe we aren't conceptualizing it correctly.
By Paula Fontenelle, MA on October 20, 2021 in Understanding Suicide
What leads a child to suicide? Learning the warning signs and acting without judgment are key to preventing self-inflicted death in youth.
By Dominic Packer, Ph.D. and Jay Van Bavel Ph.D. on October 20, 2021 in The Power Of Us
When and why are bystanders likely to intervene to help a person in trouble?
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on October 20, 2021 in Talking About Trauma
People in kink communities need support and acceptance, not judgment.
By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on October 20, 2021 in Learning at Work
What have we learned about what motivates a whistleblower, and what should you do in similar circumstances?
By Claude Messner Ph.D. on October 19, 2021 in Psychology and Marketing
Do faces appear more attractive individually or together with others?
By April Eldemire LMFT on October 19, 2021 in Couples Thrive
With so many difficult problems in the world, it can feel like you're shouldering these burdens on your own. Here's how to talk about them with your spouse.
By Yoo Jung Kim M.D. on October 19, 2021 in Apple a Day
How growing economic inequality inspired the season's hottest series.
By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on October 18, 2021 in In Love and War
Someone who donates one of their kidneys to a stranger seems worthy of the highest praise. But reactions to a recent viral article reveal that this is not always what happens.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 18, 2021 in Shadow Boxing
Law enforcement officers who experience numerous incidents of human trauma are vulnerable to a form of PTSD that can blindside them and leave them confused and depressed.