It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Mark Travers Ph.D. on September 23, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research says yes, but it depends on your follow-through.
By Linda Wasmer Andrews on September 23, 2019 in Minding the Body
Fall is a great time of year for embracing change, fostering mindfulness, and renewing connections with family and friends.
By Christopher Bergland on September 22, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Want to make sure you don't sound phony the next time you write something personal? New research identifies easy ways to decode when someone's writing is authentic or inauthentic.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 21, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
When someone apologizes for misbehavior, what leads you to believe whether the regret is sincere? New research on remorse shows what cues to use in deciding whether to forgive.
By Douglas Vakoch Ph.D. on September 20, 2019 in At Home in the Cosmos
UFO enthusiasts are converging on Area 51. Skeptical scientists, however, are unimpressed.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on September 20, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research identifies personality traits that predict success in the gym.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on September 19, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Does your child behave impulsively? Managing a child who struggles can be exhausting, but new research suggest that factors like sleep and screen time use could make a difference.
By Christopher Bergland on September 18, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Adolescent use of e-cigarettes and vaping products doubled from 2017 to 2019.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on September 18, 2019 in Demystifying Psychiatry
A recent study provides evidence that anorexia nervosa is both a psychiatric and metabolic disorder.
By Michael Gurian on September 18, 2019 in The Minds of Boys and Girls
As parents, we feel like we've given up our power in the face of cultural forces, but we must take it back on social media. The science supports us.
By Arash Emamzadeh on September 17, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A recent study in older children examines the relationship between the ability to read minds in social situations and the experience of social anxiety.
By Patrick L. Plaisance Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Virtue in the Media World
People created by AI algorithms are informing us, entertaining us, and selling us things. How can we make sure moral values shape the technology and not the other way around?
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Singletons
Studies suggest Millennials can wait to have babies. Here's evidence to answer common family planning questions.
By Christopher Bergland on September 17, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
A growing body of evidence suggests that boosting positive childhood experiences before the age of 18 may reduce the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences in adulthood.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on September 16, 2019 in Brainstorm
Parents and schools should help kids fact-check what they’re “learning” online.
By Christopher Bergland on September 15, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
An international team of "little brain" thought leaders has published a task force paper that highlights the significance of knowing that the human cerebellum influences cognition.
By Harriet Dempsey-Jones Ph.D. on September 15, 2019 in Plastic Fantastic
Artists who paint with their feet can do amazing things on canvas, but what's going on in their brains is just as impressive.
By Karen L. Blair Ph.D. on September 14, 2019 in Inclusive Insight
The cost of transitioning varies widely across the globe, with many of the hidden costs not covered for transgender and gender diverse individuals.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 14, 2019 in Cravings
A review of studies confirms that surrounding yourself with natural life can boost your well-being and quality of life in more ways than one.
By Daniel Marston Ph.D. on September 14, 2019 in Comparatively Speaking
Why is play so important for children? Animal and human research show both the "hows and whys" of this question.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on September 14, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research takes a deep dive into large-scale impact of harm to children, identifying the most pressing targets for intervention.
By Christopher Bergland on September 14, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New animal research identifies a possible link between acute inflammation of the cerebellum and "depression-like" symptoms marked by a decrease in motivation and sociability.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on September 14, 2019 in Shouldstorm
New research finds that social media hurts our teenagers' mental health, but another recent study disagrees. How do we reconcile them?
By Caroline Kamau, Ph.D. and Asta Medisauskaite, Ph.D. on September 13, 2019 in Doctor, Nurse, Patient
New research shows that work-related distress can multiply the risk of frequent headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms, insomnia, binge-eating and reliance on alcohol or drugs.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on September 13, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
What are the consequences of putting a kid on a diet? A new review article takes a careful look.
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on September 12, 2019 in Animal Minds
Rats quickly learn to play hide-and-seek with humans—and they turn out to be quite strategic players!
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on September 10, 2019 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
Where have all the "good men" gone? New research suggests economic differences between unmarried women and available men.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on September 10, 2019 in Canine Corner
An unexpected research finding suggests that when it comes to effectively house-training a dog, size matters.
By Christopher Bergland on September 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
There may be lifelong psychological and relationship-related benefits associated with seven specific "positive childhood experiences," according to a new first-of-its-kind study.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on September 09, 2019 in Brain and Behavior
What are underlying causes of this difficult disorder?