How to activate your brain's superpowers.
By Christopher Bergland on December 15, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
A new meta-analysis of 23 studies debunks the myth that evening exercise causes insomnia. In fact, non-vigorous physical activity before bedtime can help people sleep better.
By Sander van der Linden Ph.D. on December 14, 2018 in Social Dilemmas
A new study adds to a body of research finding that liberals and conservatives polarize over sexual harassment claims. Different "moral foundations" may help explain why.
By Christopher Bergland on December 14, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Recently the New York Times published an article about a new study offering fresh clues about how our "little brain" evolved to influence modern humans' skull shape and brain size.
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 Christopher Bergland on December 13, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New state-of-the-art neuroscience research suggests that imagination can help the brain unlearn fear in ways that have been underestimated and unexplored until now.
By Devon Frye on December 12, 2018 in Brainstorm
A study finds that men with “hostile sexist” views perceive female romantic partners as having the upper hand—and may be more likely to act aggressively towards them as a result.
By Arash Emamzadeh on December 11, 2018 in Finding a New Home
A new study finds that across 16 years of marriage, a husband’s negative perception of his wife’s friends is predictive of divorce.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
You may know that your relationship is doomed when your partner begins to “ghost” you, but it can be just as distressing when orbiting takes its place, according to new research.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 11, 2018 in ExperiMentations
New research provides surprising insights on how relationship conflict and couples satisfaction is influenced by personality.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Out of the Ooze
The "Liking Gap" explains why you should feel upbeat after meeting new people.
By Lydia Denworth on December 10, 2018 in Brain Waves
Do you fear social media is getting in the way of time with friends and family? A new study examined how people spend their time when they log off. The results were surprising.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on December 10, 2018 in Brain and Behavior
This technique worked as well as conventional TMS.
By Richard Stephens Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Artists vs. Psychologists
New research finds flipping the bird is not equivalent to vocal swearing when it comes to pain relief
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Animal Minds
With fewer predators to worry about, city frogs produce more complex mating calls. What do female frogs think of this?
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Psych-illogical
Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. So what should be done with this Christmas classic?
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in The Baby Scientist
Spanking has been a common form of discipline for decades. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that parents don't spank their kids. Here's the research on why.
By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Fellow Creatures
The presence of a dog leads to more friendly encounters for people with intellectual disabilities, according to a study of a dog-walking program.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz are willing to engage in dialogue and disagreement because they see each other as intellectual equals who share a common humanity.
By Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Gender and Schooling
Teachers can do more to support gender and sexual diversity in schools. Here's how.
By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Buddy System
Are you a mother-in-law struggling with your relationship with your daughter-in-law? New research may help.
By Arash Emamzadeh on December 06, 2018 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines whether communal narcissists are truly different from other narcissists.
By Nick Hobson, Ph.D., Leandra McIntosh, and Maryam Marashi on December 05, 2018 in Ritual and the Brain
Caught in the cycle of failure? Feeling stuck? Not to worry. According to the latest science, failure is the key to your success.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in The Squeaky Wheel
Our culture of happiness can give us the wrong message about distressing feelings.
By Anne M. Cleary Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in Quirks of Memory
How does it feel when a word is on the tip of your tongue? "Frustrating" is the common answer, but new research suggests that may be wrong.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People high in introversion may feel they don't fit into an extroverted culture. New research shows how they can improve their well-being if by overcoming the extraversion deficit.
By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Conscious Communication
Do you need to distance yourself from your family? New research questions unconditional family closeness and explores four ways people experience distance from family.
By Christopher Bergland on December 04, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research on the science of teamwork suggests that the "hot hand phenomenon" of previous success increasing the odds of future success is not a fallacy.
By Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH on December 03, 2018 in Being Unlonely
1 in 5 Americans is a caregiver, often for a friend or family member; many are plagued by loneliness and social isolation. Here's how to care for caregivers this holiday season.
By Tim Lomas Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in Finding Light in the Darkness
What does it mean to be pro-social? Studying other cultures can provide new insights.
By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in Attraction, Evolved
Scientists have looked again at the claim that a low waist-to-hip ratio and body mass index are associated with higher levels of fertility.