There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Susi Ferrarello Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in Lying on the Philosopher's Couch
Do women tend to hide their strength in order to be more attractive to their partners?
By Kevin Mitchell, Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in Innate
If we all come with pre-wired traits, and adaptations based on our past experiences, are our decisions ever truly free?
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on October 09, 2018 in Stretching Theory
Too many choices can leave you dissatisfied and disappointed. How can we design a healthy choice environment?
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on October 09, 2018 in Wicked Deeds
The concept of evil is man-made and defined by a specific time and culture.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on September 15, 2018 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
The answer is as disturbing as it is exciting.
By David A. Rosenbaum Ph.D. on June 09, 2018 in Perception and Performance
Toddlers forget to let go of objects, clutching them needlessly and impeding their performance. Deep lessons can be learned from this understudied behavior.
By Cami Rosso on May 20, 2018 in The Future Brain
"Westworld" raises many philosophical questions on the potential impact of human-like robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
By Robert W Firestone Ph.D. on May 04, 2018 in The Human Experience
Some couples or families tend to exert excessive control over their members by imposing attitudes and regulations that favor obligation over choice and image over self-expression.
By David Niose on March 31, 2018 in Our Humanity, Naturally
The abolition of hell would reflect an attempt to adapt traditional religion to modern concepts of morality and justice.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on February 22, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Neuroscience research continues to open up new vistas, fundamentally changing who we are. Change the brain, and the mind must follow. What does this mean for cherished creativity?
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on February 15, 2018 in One Among Many
The Florida shooter planned and executed his gruesome deed. He is responsible. To say that he acted out of his free will is pointless. It undermines our understanding.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on January 07, 2018 in The Squeaky Wheel
When your heart gets broken, your brain does too.
By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on December 29, 2017 in The Big Questions
Do our goals and motivations influence what we see?
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on December 26, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Holt was a brilliant observer of children in their everyday lives, who decades ago developed some profound insights into how children learn. I wish more people understood them.
By Eric Dietrich Ph.D. on December 23, 2017 in Excellent Beauty
Many people think that morality varies from culture to culture, person to person. But morality is as objective as mathematics or physics.
By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on December 18, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
Are you resistant to change? If you want things to stay the same, then something is going to have to change.
By Gina Barreca Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Snow White Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Forget those articles in Cosmopolitan asking, "What Do Men Want in Bed?" The answer is simple: They want sex and a sandwich. Maybe pizza.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on October 30, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Advances in computational techniques move neuroscience forward by mapping out causality within functional brain networks.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Boundless
Optimism enables the belief that life is worth living.
By David Ropeik on September 27, 2017 in How Risky Is It, Really?
Do we consciously think for ourselves, or does our brain subconsciously do our thinking for us? A fun test with a famous intellectual raised, but failed to answer, the question.
By Robert Puff Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in Meditation for Modern Life
No matter what life throws at us, over time our happiness tends to bounce back to the same point.
By David Kyle Johnson Ph.D. on July 10, 2017 in Plato on Pop
Can personal experience ever be used to justifiably override scientific evidence or argument?
By Ezequiel Morsella Ph.D. on June 05, 2017 in Consciousness and the Brain
How does the unconscious influence why you do the things you do?
By William L. Mace Ph.D. on May 30, 2017 in Campus Confidential: Coping with College
A nation of adult-children cannot be a nation of self-governing people.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on May 21, 2017 in One Among Many
Is "prospection" the newest and holiest of grails in psychology?
Seligman: "Yes." We: "No."