There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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Understanding and improving the mental health of immigrants
A recent longitudinal study examines the link between eating fruits and vegetables and mental health.
A new study examines behavioral reasons why people with trauma (PTSD) develop depression.
Sometimes we have to do what we don’t want to do (e.g., study, work, household chores). A new study examines 19 ways people motivate themselves to persist through aversive tasks.
A new study suggests that lack of purpose in life in emerging adulthood may be related to parent-child (especially mother-child) conflicts.
Is masculinity unhealthy? A new study examines how gender-role conflicts and masculine norms can affect men’s well-being.
In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), I discuss sexism and the importance of female role models.
A new report highlights several methods that hold promise.
A new study examines the link between our first impressions of others (e.g., our assumptions about how extraverted or agreeable they are) and their body shape.
A new study describes the development of a scale for measuring motivations for kissing in romantic relationships.
What Is Love Addiction? New research examines this potential new behavioral addiction.
I recently interviewed Dr. Paul Gilbert, known for his research on shame and self-compassion. This is the second of a two-part interview.
I recently interviewed Dr. Paul Gilbert, known for his research on shame and self-compassion. This is the first of a two-part interview. Part 2 will be published shortly.
A new study examines which psychological disorders are most disabling.
A new study examines a model of how anger is perpetuated in a romantic relationship. It also suggests ways to break the cycle.
New research suggests that instead of trying antidepressants for a couple of months, there might be a better and quicker way of predicting which antidepressant will work.
Why do we engage in emotional eating (aka stress eating)? A recent study concludes that only two factors are significantly associated with emotional eating.
Christmas is here, and it is time to buy gifts. I summarize important points from new research discussing which toys are beneficial for young children.
New research on mirror exposure therapy is discussed.
A new study finds that across 16 years of marriage, a husband’s negative perception of his wife’s friends is predictive of divorce.
A new study examines whether communal narcissists are truly different from other narcissists.
A new study identifies behavioral, biological, and personality factors in 5th grade students predictive of drinking behaviors in the 10th grade.
The belief that interests have to be developed may have consequences.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a new study finds that a short gratitude activity facilitates healthier eating habits in students.
In light of Trump’s recent anti-immigration ad, the concept of "illusory correlations" may help explain why we mistakenly link crime with ethnic minorities or immigrants.
Halloween is here, and again people are debating young women wearing sexy costumes. Is it their choice? Is it wrong? Is it right? I consider different views.
A mass shooting today killed at least 11 people. In this post I summarize key points from a new review article that examines evidence-based strategies for reducing gun violence.
A new article by Robert Sternberg of Cornell University examines the relation between personality and intelligence in foolishness, wisdom, and toxicity.
Why do some people who acknowledge needing treatment for depression wind up not obtaining it? A new research study examines 15 potential reasons.
New research shows that women whose male romantic partners are supportive of their autonomy, are more likely to eat healthy and lose weight.
A new study suggests that teenagers with certain characteristics, behaviors, and health issues, are more likely to have been victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Arash Emamzadeh attended the University of British Columbia in Canada, where he studied genetics and psychology. He has also done graduate work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology in U.S.