Food for Thought

The things you eat affect your brain.

The Far Reach of Fast Food

By Hara Estroff Marano
Could bad behavior result from the way we eat?

Non-Alcoholic Beer Helps You Sleep

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
It’s not the alcohol, it’s the hops.

The Flavor of Cleverness

By Hara Estroff Marano
Chocolate enriches our power to meet mental challenges.

Brain Defenders

By Sarah Todd Davidson
Eat to protect the brain from stroke damage.

What Every Organization (And Each of Us) Should Learn from Penn State

By Ronald Schouten M.D., J.D.
Mistakes made by even well-meaning organizations and individuals every day

Fried Chicken and Ethics—What Grandma Taught Me

By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D.
When we model for children are we killers or saints?

Moms in the workplace

By Leon Hoffman M.D.
Juggling children, families, and working outside the home

Avoiding meat on Mondays

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D.
Health benefits with political costs

Gluten Sensitivity: Nonsense or New Disease?

By Mark Borigini M.D.
The psychopathology in that Artisan Loaf.

Chronic Pain and Resveratrol: The Pleasure of Relief

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Three comfort foods to keep you healthy.

Romney and Race

By George Davis
Cultural Darwinism is presently as simpleminded as eugenics once was

How your friends' food choices affect your own eating

By Sumati Gupta Ph.D.
Your friends' food choices may influence how much you eat

How Doctors Die

By Neel Burton M.D.
A Shrink's Reply

Children of the World

By Sandy Olliges M.A.
Human overpopulation benefits no one

Superheroes: Here’s How To Boost Your Superpowers!

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Real physical strength helps you more than fantasy strength

Good Grief

By David Treadway
Celebrating the Sorrows of Life

The Best Brain Food May Not Be a Food

By Meg Selig
This activity will improve your brain health.

Freudian Slip Cartoon—That's What She Said

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about the game of Life: do you choose food or love?

Which is More Important to You, Love or Chocolate?

By Donna Barstow
I'm like Ikea -- I don't judge.

Zinc and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

By Emily Deans M.D.
Many autistic children are deficient in this vital mineral.

Nutrition and Chronic Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D.
You ache what you ate.

Biochemically Connected to God; Part 2: Meditation and the Super-Conscious Mind

By George Davis
American exceptionalism has been enlarged by Asian influences.

Does Vegetarianism Make You Dumber?

By Joshua Gowin Ph.D.
Creatine supplements may improve memory for vegetarians.

Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Plate

By Alexis Conason Psy.D.
How social cues can affect our eating


By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT
APA Media Psychology Division (46) 2011 Award Recipients

The Halo Effect: An Example of Marketing Genius that Can Derail Diets

By Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
Two food marketing tricks that prey on your guilt.

Buy this now

By Sheila Himmel
A banquet of products to make you skinny

How Your Personality Can Help You Lose Weight

By Sherry Pagoto Ph.D.
Channel your personality strengths and weaknesses into successful weight loss.

Mood Food

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Eating for happiness

Why Do You Say You Want to Lose Weight But Then Don’t Do It

By Sherry Pagoto Ph.D.
What to do when your intentions don't match your actions

Can Beauty Hurt Your Odds of Having a Good Marriage?

By Shauna H Springer Ph.D.
Beauty as a social handicap

Ten Ways Your Local Grocery Store Hijacks Your Brain

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Counterfeit crates, neuromarketing, and more hidden traps.

Five Simple Tricks for Healthier Eating

By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D.
Healthier food choices for you and your kids may be just a label away.

Put Some Mindfulness Into Your Eating

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
5 ways to eat less by thinking more

How to Eat Smart

By Randy Blaun, Andreas Wiesenack
What you eat affects your brain.