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 Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D. on August 19, 2019 in The Craving Mind
Recent research reveals three simple steps to teach your brain to break bad habits.
By Ty S. Schepis Ph.D. on August 04, 2019 in Adolescents, Young Adults and Substance Use
A Congressional hearing provides even more evidence that JUUL marketed vaping to teens.
By Ty S. Schepis Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in Adolescents, Young Adults and Substance Use
From 2017 to 2018, vaping jumped from one in six to over one in four high school seniors. It isn't just nicotine, the liquid could contain THC and other marijuana compounds.
By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Nudging Ahead
College students engage in all kinds of risky behaviors, from smoking to excessive alcohol use. Could colleges use text messaging as a way to motivate students to be healthier?
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on June 02, 2019 in How Do You Know?
Educated outsiders can predict world events better than professional CIA analysts, leading to insights about good analysis. Can keeping score of predictions improve psychology?
By Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D. on May 29, 2019 in The Craving Mind
Mindfulness is more than just hype. Evidence shows it's a powerful tool for lasting mental and behavioral health change.
By Richard Gunderman MD, Ph.D. on May 20, 2019 in Fully Human
For decades, a diagnosis of lung cancer seemed like a death sentence. Now there is a way to make many lung cancers curable.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on May 08, 2019 in The Antidepressant Diet
The rationale is that it's less toxic than smoking cigarettes. But is this correct?
By Devon Frye on April 13, 2019 in Brainstorm
A new study finds further evidence of an association between cannabis use—particularly heavy use—and a risk of developing psychosis. But questions about causality remain.
By Amy Copeland, Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Cycles of Addiction
New research provides some answers.
By Meg Selig on January 06, 2019 in Changepower
Micro-exercises. The G-spot. Lottery winners. Music and eating. Recent research could improve your health, happiness, and habits.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 06, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
A youth was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for a friend's overdose.
By Christopher Bergland on November 01, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, new research suggests that regular cannabis users who abstain from using marijuana for one month show specific cognitive improvements.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on July 05, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Cannabis is widely believed to relieve chronic pain, but this conclusion is based on limited evidence. New research sheds light on the issue.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on May 06, 2018 in ExperiMentations
How can couples in troubled relationships ensure their future health and well-being? Long-term research on couples' health behaviors provides actionable insight.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on October 18, 2017 in Cravings
Scientists are digging deeper into the secrets of longevity.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on September 29, 2017 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Anxiety, depression, and PTSD are more common in people that have lung diseases like COPD and asthma.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on September 19, 2017 in Canine Corner
Biomarkers show that living in a home with a tobacco smoker prematurely ages dogs at a cellular level
By Anne Moyer Ph.D. on August 01, 2017 in Beyond Treatment
Today, cancer is less stigmatized and more openly discussed, but stigma can still affect the well-being of cancer patients.
By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on June 21, 2017 in Trust
If you're struggling to achieve your goals, try recruiting a little help from your friends.
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on February 03, 2017 in The Gravity of Weight
Electronic cigarettes have become big business throughout the U.S. and worldwide. What do we really know about the safety of these products?
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 14, 2016 in Science of Choice
We can use the insights from the prisoner dilemma to suggest ways to resist changing motivation.
By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on November 06, 2016 in The Power of Rest
Do e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?
By Peter Edelstein M.D. on August 31, 2016 in Patient Power
The Donald would be the oldest person to occupy the Oval Office! And is Hillary suffering from confusion? What are their real medical risks if either becomes Commander in Chief?
By Theodora Ross M.D. PhD. on July 26, 2016 in A Cancer in the Family
How reframing lung cancer can lead to earlier diagnoses, more knowledge about the disease and maybe, just maybe, a cure.
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