Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D. on March 19, 2018 in Longing for Nostalgia
Is the stigma associated with hearing voices warranted?
By Utpal Dholakia on March 19, 2018 in The Science Behind Behavior
Research suggests setting an emergency fund goal, saving every day, & making saved money visible.
By Signe Whitson L.S.W. on March 18, 2018 in Passive Aggressive Diaries
Good news: On-the-spot strategies to bring an end to bullying are highly effective. More good news: if the first opportunity is missed, you still have time to help.
By Mary C Lamia Ph.D. on March 18, 2018 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
When a relationship ends, what motivates us to go backward rather than forward?
By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. on March 18, 2018 in Caveman Politics
Why do political conservatives hold a "beauty advantage"? New research provides a couple of common-sense explanations.
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on March 17, 2018 in Friendship 2.0
The science is beginning to show that purpose—not pure happiness—is what helps our well-being. Here's how to begin the search for yours.
By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on March 17, 2018 in Brain Workout
We all know intuitively what a puzzle is. But what is a puzzle actually? This blog will attempt an answer.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 17, 2018 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A recent study claiming that deviations from mainstream religious belief, including atheism, result from deleterious genetic mutations is based on very poor science.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 17, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
For some people, the prospect of rejection colors all their close relationships. New research shows how these overly sensitive individuals turn off the people they most care about.
By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D. on March 16, 2018 in Wild Connections
We are capable of detecting inequality instantly and are extremely sensitive to it, yet we insist that life isn’t fair. Is that reasonable?
By Jaime Derringer Ph.D. on March 16, 2018 in Why We Vary
Media outlets reported that 7% of Scott Kelly's DNA changed after he spent 17 months in space. What actually happened, and what we can learn from the Kelly twins' DNA?
By Jenna Birch on March 16, 2018 in Navigating the Love Gap
Research may indicate some modern "almost relationships" take a longer time to solidly form.
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on March 16, 2018 in Time Travelling with Apollo
Even before they can talk, infants are capable of using logical reasoning to form and test hypotheses about uncertain future events.
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on March 15, 2018 in The Pregnant Pause
Pregnancy offers many “extra opportunities” for perfectionism to bubble to the surface. Is there hope?
By Nir Eyal on March 15, 2018 in Automatic You
By understanding our cognitive quirks, we can outsmart our own brains.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 15, 2018 in Talking Apes
A new study finds that husbands and wives change their personalities as they adapt to the demands of married life.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D. on March 15, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
Friendship breakups can be painful and confusing. Although each bond is different, there are some common reasons why friendships fail.
By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on March 14, 2018 in Home Base
Do we all start out on an equal playing field? Not so much. According to new research, early adversity and genetic risks can put some kids on more challenging trajectories.
By Mark Leary Ph.D. on March 14, 2018 in Toward a Less Egoic World
Anxiety may be a nearly unavoidable feature of human life today because of changes that occurred at the dawn of modern civilization.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on March 14, 2018 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Your only chance of getting the partner you most want to have is to be the partner you most want to be. The hard part is figuring out the kind of partner you want you want to be.