Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Living Single
Researchers expected people living alone to be more vulnerable to increased loneliness. Instead, people have tended to feel more supported, regardless of living arrangements.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Insight Therapy
Casinos are intentional environments, designed for a purpose. The purpose is to take your money and make you feel good about it—no easy task. How do they do it?
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Checkpoints
Did the popular Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" spark an increase in youth suicides? The answer may say more about societal morality than it does about television.
By Georgia Witkin Ph.D. on July 02, 2020 in The Chronicles of Infertility
When the world opens up and we are back to our old routines, how can we keep the relationships we depended on during this difficult time strong?
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 02, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
What the science on social isolation and loneliness does and does not reveal.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on July 02, 2020 in In the Name of Love
Can casual sex be part of profound friendship? How similar is “friendship with sex” to romantic love?
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on July 01, 2020 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Are you convinced your views are correct? Research on the futility of arguing suggests that debating others and pushing your views rarely changes minds.
By Jack Turban MD MHS on July 01, 2020 in Political Minds
Mindy Kaling's new Netflix show is the program about children's mental health we've been waiting for.
By Omri Gillath Ph.D. on July 01, 2020 in All We Need Is Love
Left on read? Benched? Modern technology injects new life to old mating strategies of playing, and pursuing, hard-to-get.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on July 01, 2020 in Canine Corner
Does the sound of fireworks or thunder frighten your dog? New research shows which methods of treating fear of loud noises in dogs work, and which don't.
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on June 30, 2020 in Friendship 2.0
Differences of opinion about safety precautions for the coronavirus are causing friction in many relationships. Here are ways to manage the conflict.
By Matt Johnson Ph.D. on June 30, 2020 in Mind, Brain, and Value
New research helps us understand why the eyes are both powerful and mysterious.
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on June 30, 2020 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
Many try to focus as much as possible on the present. But transcending the moment is often much more helpful.
By Gery Karantzas Ph.D. on June 30, 2020 in The Science of Love
Life in lockdown has been tough on many relationships—but negotiating the transition back to “normal” can also be a challenge. These three factors can help the relationship survive.
By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on June 29, 2020 in Conscious Communication
New research reveals six ways women in male-dominated workplaces are disrespected at work, and what women do about it.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on June 29, 2020 in Insight Therapy
We commit an error when we rush to attribute someone’s behavior to their character qualities while ignoring the much greater role played by circumstances.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on June 29, 2020 in Talking Apes
If you and your partner are experiencing sexual desire discrepancy, here are some strategies for resolving the issue that have been tested by other couples.
By Kailey Spina Horan, Ph.D., LMHC on June 28, 2020 in The Reality of Gen Z
How much time have you spent worrying today? Here's how to gain back control.
By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. on June 28, 2020 in Caveman Politics
What is the fully informed, expert estimate of the probability that a typical person has COVID-19 right now? Is it 1%, 10%, 25%, or something else?
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on June 28, 2020 in Living Single
People who are true to themselves enjoy being alone. Solitude lovers are also curious about their feelings, even the negative ones.