There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D. on January 09, 2019 in Slightly Blighty
The rapid expansion of gated communities across the United States may hold the key to understanding what's being argued.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in The New Brain
Research on suppressing anger by directly controlling electrical activity in brain circuits.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 29, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Anger that’s difficult to control becomes problematic for men with borderline personality disorder. New research explores what’s different about their brains.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in The Harm Done
Why are sadists aggressive? They turn your suffering into their satisfaction.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on December 23, 2018 in Bias Fundamentals
There’s a lot of anger and misjudgment between drivers on the road. The consequences can be deadly. Why is driver bias so common? How can we stop it?
By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on December 22, 2018 in Wander Woman
Here's how to help your friends and colleagues work through emotional moments.
By John Elder Robison on December 12, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
What happens when emotions explode at school or in residential care? Is restraint essential or unthinkable? Is it a path to safety or a road to abuse?
By Devon Frye on December 12, 2018 in Brainstorm
A study finds that men with “hostile sexist” views perceive female romantic partners as having the upper hand — and may be more likely to act aggressively towards them as a result.
By Tara Well Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in The Clarity
These books have helped advance how we think about psychology. How many have you read?
By Richard Stephens Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Artists vs. Psychologists
New research finds flipping the bird is not equivalent to vocal swearing when it comes to pain relief
By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in The Dance of Connection
We all get mired down in negative self-talk and low self-esteem. My experience in a doctor's waiting room taught me a lesson.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on November 16, 2018 in Presence of Mind
When you expect criticism or conflict at a family gathering, these five strategies can help you keep the peace.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on November 14, 2018 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Abuse is at heart a misuse of power. Power and responsibility are morally inseparable: The more power we have, the more responsibility we must assume.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on November 01, 2018 in The Forgiving Life
Why would one want to forgive? After all, the person is no longer here to hurt you. Yet the conflicts of the past can live on in us.
By Eric S. Jannazzo Ph.D. on October 31, 2018 in The Full Spectrum
Depression is an epidemic, and yet it is commonly misunderstood. How can we recover if we don't even know what we mean when we speak of it?
By Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D. on October 29, 2018 in Political Animals and Animal Spirits
How can physiology theory help us to understand the recent spate of pre-midterm election violence in the U.S.? And why might the opioid crisis be making it worse?
By Rob Henderson on October 29, 2018 in After Service
Eating ginger reduces feelings of disgust. How does this affect our moral judgments?
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on October 24, 2018 in Fixing Families
Emotional cutoffs take their toll not only in the loss of a relationship, but in your own psyche. Maybe it's time to put the past to rest.
By Sheila Kohler on October 11, 2018 in Dreaming for Freud
It is tempting to believe that to maintain the peace—or at least our peace of mind—it's better to meet aggression with docility, or even to succumb to demands.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on October 08, 2018 in The Forgiving Life
How has forgiveness been weaponized against women? Who else is feeling the effects?
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on October 08, 2018 in Checkpoints
Did a new Dartmouth study show that violent video games increase youth aggression? Nope. It's the culture of psychological science that is the problem, not video games.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on October 08, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Domestic violence awareness month reminds us that interpersonal violence remains a national epidemic. Research continues to explore methods of decreasing the likelihood of abuse.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on October 01, 2018 in The Psychological Pundit
Are you tempted to cancel appointments? There is interesting psychology behind why people cancel.
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on October 01, 2018 in Do the Right Thing
Trolls, online bullies, and mean-spirited people seem to spend a lot of time online and appear to love to express their toxic views and insults with abandon.
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on September 30, 2018 in Friendship 2.0
This has been a difficult week for many sexual assault survivors. Here are some ways to support yourself during these intense times.