There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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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 Steve Rathje on October 25, 2018 in Words Matter
When it comes to reasoning, identity trumps truth.
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 Robert Burriss Ph.D. on August 28, 2018 in Attraction, Evolved
Researchers reveal the six types of people who consider themselves straight, but have flings with same-gender partners.
By Emily T. Troscianko on August 22, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
How does anorexia take hold, and what, in the end, makes it loosen its grip—or makes you let go?
By Barbara J. Risman Ph.D. on August 21, 2018 in Gender Questions?
How and why does gender matter even beyond your identity? Or does it?
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 04, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Want to finish your work and enjoy the rest of your life? Research reveals the benefits of personalizing your space.
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on July 29, 2018 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
“A deep, persistent unease with being associated only with the binary gender assigned to them from infancy.”
By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on June 19, 2018 in The Me in We
How to spot regressive behavior in a society.
By Daniel L Carlson Ph.D. on June 12, 2018 in The Chore Chart
Gender reveals are everywhere. But they don't reveal what we think they do.
By Moses Ma on June 09, 2018 in The Tao of Innovation
Here is a recasting of some of Burning Man principles, like Safety Third and the Gift Economy, but applied to the Blockchain.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on April 16, 2018 in Hot Thought
What makes you the same or different over the span your life depends on the interactions of molecular, neural, mental, and social mechanisms.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 03, 2018 in Talking Apes
It can be difficult to apologize, but in the long run we feel better about ourselves — and have stronger relationships — when we make amends for the wrongs we've done.
By Arash Emamzadeh on March 29, 2018 in Finding a New Home
Do you find it difficult to apologize? Do you want to find ways to encourage others to apologize? New research helps us understand these challenges.
By Monnica T Williams Ph.D. on March 20, 2018 in Culturally Speaking
Ethnic identity is all about how people develop and experience a sense of belonging to their culture. Learn how this can impact a therapist's connection to clients.
By Tiffany McLain LMFT on February 23, 2018 in Living Between Worlds
What impact does raising a biracial child have on a white mother's experience of own her racial identity?
By James E. Alcock Ph.D. on February 14, 2018 in Belief
Who do you believe you are? And can you be certain?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Borderline personality disorder is often thought of in terms of early development of the self. A new measure of identity shows the continuing role of identity in adulthood.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on January 29, 2018 in Beastly Behavior
Americans by the millions are pursuing their genealogy and bio-geographical ancestry. But what can this tell us that we don't already know?
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Out of the Darkness
Racism is not "natural." It is a psychological defense mechanism that some people use in response to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity.
By Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D. on January 10, 2018 in Life, Death, and the Self
Identifying as American may be a key factor in how you respond to coverage of Trump's policies.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on January 10, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
There is always a potential tension between seeking justice and emphasizing a victim narrative.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on January 06, 2018 in Talking Apes
Belief in conspiracy theories can satisfy important psychological needs for some people. We need to understand this first before confronting a believer with facts.
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on December 25, 2017 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
We need to better understand what is most important—gender or sex—if we are to reduce the mental health problems of transgender youth.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
We need to face fully the divide in this country and use the principles of family therapy to move in a new and more productive direction.