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By Christopher Bergland on March 18, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Even minuscule experiences with nature—such as seeing some trees and sky from a classroom window—can help students perform better academically, according to a new critical review.
By Rob Henderson on March 17, 2019 in After Service
The rich and famous wrongly bribed their kids into college. Here are 5 other stunning facts about college in America.
By Christopher Bergland on March 17, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that breathing in through the nose helps the brain focus better on specific tasks.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on March 16, 2019 in The Squeaky Wheel
Rates of depression are going up but access to care is not, especially among certain groups.
By Kenneth Ginsburg M.D., M.S.Ed on March 16, 2019 in Raising Resilient Children and Teens
Positive takeaways for parents struggling to process the college admissions scandal and the anxiety that comes from extreme parenting.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on March 16, 2019 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Have students at NYU and Sarah Lawrence lost their minds? Or is there something we're missing?
By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Ulterior Motives
Does the amount of money someone has at a given time affect their generosity? At some level, it has to.
By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Between You and Me
From stress-buffering to getting you active, here are four new findings that teach us a little more about the how and why of gratitude.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
A new dark side of parental ambition has just been exposed that may crush a child's self-belief.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on March 14, 2019 in Between Cultures
New research shows how negative emotions change the brain’s neural circuitry by suppressing connectivity of the “trust network.”
By Christopher Bergland on March 13, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New state-of-the-art creativity research has identified some surprising ingredients and personality characteristics that facilitate "Aha!" moments.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on March 13, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
A study published this month found that 45 percent of all Americans have had an immediate family member spend time in jail or prison.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on March 12, 2019 in Balanced
How effective is lavender oil at easing the symptoms of anxiety? You may be pleasantly surprised.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on March 12, 2019 in Canine Corner
Although there are proven health and psychological benefits associated with dog ownership, a new study shows that seniors, dogs, leashes, and gravity may make a dangerous mix.
By Christopher Bergland on March 12, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research shows how people's brains get on the same wavelength with other audience members at musical concerts and why overplayed songs fail to hold our attention.
By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on March 11, 2019 in Head Games
A new study helps explain the whys and hows of ghosting.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on March 11, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
The science of salience shows how the attention being given to President Trump signing Bibles for survivors of the Alabama tornadoes may be more about psychology than theology.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on March 11, 2019 in Brain and Behavior
A three-dimensional model that functions like the human blood-brain barrier has been created.
By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on March 11, 2019 in Making Meaning
The FDA just approved a totally new kind of antidepressant in nasal spray form. Some doctors are thrilled, others concerned. Here are the basics you need to know about esketamine.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on March 10, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Performance on a test at the end of a course does not always correlate with long-term learning. But we found a brain marker that does.
By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on March 10, 2019 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
Though the media can be expected fan the fears of anxious fliers, there is no reason to associate the two crashes.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Between the Sheets
Do the people who want understanding and forgiveness for their own infidelities become "judgy" when they get cheated on? How the self-serving bias results in sexual hypocrisy.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
A criminal psychologist tackles a wide range of behaviors that we consider deviant or downright evil, using science to make us re-examine our ideas.
By Christopher Bergland on March 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Cannabis use is linked to changes in the structure and function of the cerebellum in ways that may drive addiction, according to a growing body of evidence.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on March 09, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
In a long distance romance, does absence make the heart grow fonder, or is out of sight out of mind? It apparently depends on thinking, timing, and consistently of contact.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 09, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
By definition, narcissism is a quality that would seem to make productive relationships impossible. New research shows that, under the right circumstances, narcissism isn’t so bad.
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on March 09, 2019 in Denying to the Grave
New treatments are cropping up for depression, but do we understand how they compare to each other? Here's what happens when science operates in silos.
By Mark L. Ruffalo L.C.S.W. on March 09, 2019 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
The 2012 Pittsburgh shooting reminds us of the urgent need to fix our broken mental health care system.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on March 08, 2019 in Presence of Mind
Senator Martha McSally's (R-AZ) testimony about her sexual assault while serving in the Air Force illustrates common sexual harassment dynamics and points the way for change.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on March 08, 2019 in The Moment of Youth
New research suggests that what’s simmering inside of American psyches may be as vital to the climate change debate as the greenhouse gases bubbling from the earth's waterways.