There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Ingo Zettler Ph.D. on January 21, 2019 in Individual Differences
Which personality characteristics affect cheating? This is what recent large-scale meta-analyses and re-analyses tell us.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 21, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
In a new book, a young woman comes to terms with learning that her doting father was also a serial killer.
By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on January 20, 2019 in Without Prejudice
New study reveals that men with daughters become less sexist, known as the “mighty girl” effect. But this story is more complex than the headline would have you believe.
By Christopher Bergland on January 20, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research identifies three quick and easy writing exercises that can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on January 20, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
January 21 is National Hugging Day 2019 – Did you know that there is quite a lot of fascinating psychological research on how we embrace each other?
By Sanjiv Chopra, MD and Gina Vild on January 19, 2019 in Your Life’s Purpose
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” -Mary Oliver
What her life teaches about how to find joy
By Georgia Ede MD on January 19, 2019 in Diagnosis: Diet
What is the best diet for the future of our species?
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 19, 2019 in Living Single
Singles are more satisfied with their lives today than a few decades ago, and singles get more satisfied with age. Having a partner isn’t very relevant to feeling lonely anymore.
By Cami Rosso on January 18, 2019 in The Future Brain
How does quantum physics and artificial intelligence impact humanity's future? The first commercial quantum computer was unveiled at CES.
By Lydia Denworth on January 18, 2019 in Brain Waves
Faced with a risky decision? An unusual new study reveals the push and pull that takes place in the brain as you weigh your options.
By James Kuzner Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in Shakespeare's Love Lessons
Facebook's Ten-Year challenge shows how anxious many of us are about aging. Books can help banish that anxiety.
By Christopher Bergland on January 17, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
The cerebellum may regulate reward-driven behavior, addiction, and sociability by modulating the release of dopamine, according to a new study.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 17, 2019 in Canine Corner
Does the fact that larger dogs generally have larger brains mean that bigger dog breeds are smarter than smaller dog breeds?
By Christopher Bergland on January 16, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
After analyzing millions of candid photos, research found 35 facial expressions that convey emotions across cultures. Surprisingly, 17 convey happiness.
By Arash Emamzadeh on January 15, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines a model of how anger is perpetuated in a romantic relationship. It also suggests ways to break the cycle.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 15, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
If you had to characterize the ideal personality, what criteria would you use? New research shows that experts agree on 4 basic qualities that can make you truly healthy.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on January 15, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
While working later in life may seem prudent financially, most people do not continue to work past the typical retirement age.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on January 14, 2019 in Brain and Behavior
All of which raises the health risks well into adulthood
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Human Equation
Is there such a thing as too much love? Maybe not, but in serial killer Dellen Millard's case, there was too much of something.
By B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., Anthony Rostain M.D. on January 13, 2019 in The Stressed Years of Their Lives
Our market-driven, individualistic, and fragmented approach to college mental health is simply not up to the enormity of the challenges ahead.
By Elizabeth Mazur, Ph.D. on January 12, 2019 in De-Stressing Disability
Do daters reveal their disabilities online?
By Lydia Denworth on January 12, 2019 in Brain Waves
The secret to healthy aging? A new study reveals the powerful, positive and pervasive effects of filling life with people and activities that feel worthwhile.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 12, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Holding a grudge can make your relationships unpleasant, if not miserable. New research suggests the 5 best ways to help you get past that grudge and move on.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Women Who Stray
Will new guidelines on treating men help or hurt?
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Animal Minds
Humans can judge the weight of objects without ever handling them. What about other animals?
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on January 10, 2019 in Media Spotlight
Along with health issues like obesity and mood disorders, the stress of becoming a parent may impact the immune system in ways that continue to impact health much later in life.
By Arash Emamzadeh on January 10, 2019 in Finding a New Home
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.
By Cami Rosso on January 09, 2019 in The Future Brain
Pioneering Caltech researchers create a DNA-based computer that is small enough to run inside a single cell.
By Christopher Bergland on January 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, researchers at MIT have identified a specific genetic mutation that is correlated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 09, 2019 in Canine Corner
New data shows that in conformation dog shows male and female dogs do not have the same likelihood of winning and earning titles.