There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 20, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
In 2019, Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of social equality is as relevant and important as ever.
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 Badcock Ph.D. on January 19, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
The whole controversial issue of racial and ethnic identity is being transformed by individuals having access to their personal DNA data.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in Between Cultures
Research on how people make and break rules can help us understand each other better – across nations, organizations and families.
By Sophia Moskalenko Ph.D. on December 24, 2018 in Friction
Why did Americans fall for the Russian social media propaganda nine times more than Europeans did?
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on December 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
A large study allowed researchers to investigate the relationship between social isolation and mortality among white and black men and women.
By Jacqueline M. Chen Ph.D. on November 27, 2018 in Race in a New World
People are often driven to identify a multiracial individual's race. Here’s what motivates that curiosity—and why we should resist the urge to ask.
By Elizabeth Letourneau, Ph.D. on November 19, 2018 in Prevention Now
How might I benefit from attending a conference entitled, "Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers"? You might be surprised.
By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on November 15, 2018 in The Race to Good Health
Early detection of PTSD could increase treatment access in urban communities.
By Key Sun Ph.D. on November 05, 2018 in The Justice and Responsibility League
False information contact may produce cognitive prejudice. Moral judgments of prejudice instances alone are insufficient for accurate knowledge about intergroup reality.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on November 02, 2018 in Culture Conscious
New research finds that, compared to students in the United States, members of the seminomadic Himba tribe in rural Namibia are less blind to alternative solutions to problems.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on October 27, 2018 in Between Cultures
Hard-to-translate words from around the world that pertain to well-being can enrich our lives in surprising ways.
By Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, Ph.D. on October 23, 2018 in Life in the Intersection
DNA tests can identify a person's multiracial ancestry. But multiracial identity is far more complex than a genetic test.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 22, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
Social psychology has always tried to address difficult social problems. What about officer-involved shootings?
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on October 21, 2018 in Culture Conscious
Milgram demonstrated that most Americans will obey an authority figure who instructs them to shock another person. Are people in other countries even more likely to be obedient?
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on October 15, 2018 in The Science Behind Behavior
The answer lies in three levels of selection that occurs during the immigration process to the United States.
By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on October 12, 2018 in Without Prejudice
New study allows us to empirically address the role of sexism in voting for Trump over Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election.
By Mellissa Withers, Ph.D., M.H.S on October 12, 2018 in Modern Day Slavery
So-called "nuisance laws" encapsulate how victims of domestic violence are often blamed—and even punished—by our legal system.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 08, 2018 in One Among Many
Bias researchers have stepped into the thicket of race and pain. They do bleed when pricked.
By Laura Niemi, Ph.D. on September 27, 2018 in Morality in Language
Research on perceptions of free speech and hate crimes shows that perceiving harm and the right to express oneself are thoroughly tangled up in prejudices and biases.
By Jennifer Raikes on September 19, 2018 in Hands Up
For a young woman who pulled out her thick bi-racial hair due to trichotillomania, a visit to the salon was anything but relaxing.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on September 11, 2018 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
If 17 Trump supporters were shot at a rally, would you feel the same as if it were 17 Obama supporters? Research suggests we devalue outgroup member's lives.
By Monnica T Williams Ph.D. on August 24, 2018 in Culturally Speaking
The psychedelic train is pulling out of the station, and passengers are giddy with excitement—but people of color are left standing on the platform.
By Neel Burton M.D. on August 08, 2018 in Hide and Seek
The relationship between language and thought is far from simple.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on August 01, 2018 in Bias Fundamentals
Eating ice cream correlates with crime but doesn’t cause it. The underlying lesson is applicable in surprising domains and can even reduce discrimination.