Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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By Christopher Bergland on May 29, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
New research deconstructs how stretched words like "hahaha" and "hehehe" are changing the way we communicate.
By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT on May 28, 2020 in The Blame Game
The air is politically charged. It seems that every post on social media has something to do with politics. You want to share your opinions and insights. But should you?
By Edward Abramson Ph.D. on May 27, 2020 in It's Not Just Baby Fat!
Are you concerned about your weight but otherwise healthy? Even if you're young, you still need to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
By Kevin Bennett Ph.D. on May 27, 2020 in Modern Minds
Both men and women strongly associate meat with masculinity, but new research shows that not all men see meat the same way.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on May 27, 2020 in Evidence-Based Living
Emotional eating is more complex than was once believed, and depends on a wide range of variables that can be difficult to measure.
By Christopher Bergland on May 26, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Self-nudging is a relatively easy way to make healthier lifestyle choices on a daily basis and break bad habits.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on May 26, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Emotional intelligence serves a purpose, but could anxiety and fear actually be functional? That is what a team of researchers in the UK recently set out to discover.
By Benjamin Hardy Ph.D. on May 26, 2020 in Quantum Leaps
Perhaps "personality" should be re-conceptualized as a skill, rather than a set of fixed traits.
By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on May 25, 2020 in Creating in Flow
Joint Chinese/American research team finds that flow activities increase well-being and reduce the worry of quarantine.
By Sharon Saline Psy.D. on May 25, 2020 in On Your Way with ADHD
Are you a senior with ADHD who's graduating and confused about what's next? Here are 4 helpful tips for moving forward.
By Anthony Silard Ph.D. on May 25, 2020 in The Art of Living Free
For many in quarantine, Zoom has replaced "analog" lives. The problem is that we’re staring at our screens more than ever before.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 25, 2020 in Talking Apes
New research explains the return trip effect, in which outward journeys seem to take so much longer than the trip back home.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on May 24, 2020 in Moral Landscapes
In a new paper, we conducted a three-week experiment to help undergraduate students increase their nature connection to be more like that of First Nation peoples. It worked!
By Christopher Bergland on May 24, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
New research identifies a potent pain-suppression center in the brain that can be turned on and off.
By Arash Emamzadeh on May 24, 2020 in Finding a New Home
A new study suggests economic status cues can affect our perceptions of competence.
By Kristie L Miller PhD on May 23, 2020 in A Date With Socrates
Should you prefer that you have your tasty cake tomorrow, and not yesterday?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 23, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
If you know social distance over-achievers, this new study on COVID-19 behaviors explains what’s behind their need to excel when it comes to steering clear of contact.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on May 23, 2020 in Living Single
Getting divorced and becoming a contented single parent is a process, often with six phases. What seems devastating at first can turn into a story of resilience and contentment.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on May 22, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Studies show that the effects of school closure during COVID-19 have exacerbated negative effects on children and adolescents. Special interventions should be used to help.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on May 22, 2020 in Canine Corner
Therapy dogs deal with anxious and fearful people. Physiological measures look at whether these dogs get stressed during clinical sessions.
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on May 21, 2020 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
These dreams reflect important themes in our collective reality, illuminating the interpersonal tensions of this pandemic era.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on May 21, 2020 in Animals and Us
Do pets really save Americans nearly a billion dollars every year in obesity-related health care costs?
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on May 21, 2020 in The Asymmetric Brain
Could left-handedness have an ancient origin? A new study suggests that asymmetries in behavior might go back up to 289 million years.
By David Rettew M.D. on May 20, 2020 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Sleep problems are common in those diagnosed with ADHD, but are they a side issue or a core driver of inattention? A new study tries to sort this out.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on May 20, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Children are also facing uncertainty and chaos, but they often lack the ability to advocate for themselves.
By Christopher Bergland on May 20, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
A growing body of evidence suggests that aerobic exercise can boost brain power across the lifespan by increasing cerebral blood flow during cardio workouts.
By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on May 19, 2020 in Urban Survival
Depression can often include self-criticism and low self-worth. Mindfulness self-compassion has been shown to be an effective way to reduce depressive symptoms.
By Christopher Bergland on May 19, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
New research traces the brain-to-gut connection between stress and stomach ulcers.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on May 19, 2020 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
Five steps for dealing with Eddie Haskell-type bullies in the workplace.
By Clay Drinko, Ph.D. on May 18, 2020 in Play Your Way Sane
Need a creative or confidence boost? New research shows that improvisation helps boost creativity and psychological well-being.