There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Douglas Vakoch Ph.D. on February 10, 2019 in At Home in the Cosmos
Astronauts can face critical threats to their health and well-being as they attempt to survive and thrive on space missions.
By Chamin Ajjan MS, LCSW, ACT on February 10, 2019 in The Dynamics of Love
Are you struggling to get over a past relationship? Here are tips to move on.
By David Evans on February 07, 2019 in Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Jackie Robinson and the longest walk in baseball.
By Christopher Bergland on February 07, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Self-compassion calms the autonomic nervous system and increases feelings of safety and connectedness, according to a new study.
By Elaine N. Aron Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Highly Sensitive Person
How highly sensitive people can create graceful boundaries, helping them take in what is good for them and keep out what is not.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Human Beast
Agriculture increased food production but introduced hunger, social inequality, warfare, and epidemic diseases.
By Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Craving Mind
Addicted to Twitter? Here's why and what you can do about it.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in Culture Conscious
By forgoing traditional markers of adulthood like driving, having a job, and getting married, young people can put off "adulting" for a few more years.
By Christopher Mruk, Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in Authentic Self-Esteem and Well-Being
Gender, culture, and self-esteem: Are they connected—and if so, how?
By Sophia Dembling on February 05, 2019 in The Introvert's Corner
By playing it too close to the chest, introverts may lose out on useful information about how others perceive us.
By Katrin Tiidenberg on February 05, 2019 in The Visual Culture
Do you take a lot of selfies or do you know someone who does? Do you think that makes you a narcissist?
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on February 04, 2019 in Click Here for Happiness
Want to boost your happiness? Try these simple strategies to be more generous—strategies that not only make you feel good, they make others feel good too.
By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on February 03, 2019 in Nurturing Resilience
Children under 6 shouldn’t have more than an hour a day of screen time, but older children can be online far longer.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on February 02, 2019 in One Among Many
When you must negotiate at both ends, with sellers and with buyers, some psychological challenges arise. They can be met if you keep a clear head.
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on February 02, 2019 in Happy Singlehood
While many share their lives with another person, some people follow a different path, turning loneliness into solitude.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on January 30, 2019 in One Among Many
You may be convicted of a crime, but can you be convicted of unhappiness? If we cannot control happiness, we ought to be allowed at least to judge it.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on January 29, 2019 in Out of the Ooze
Quasi-courtship behaviors energize our everyday relationships and can be a force for good in work situations where cooperation and creativity are key.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on January 29, 2019 in Feeling Our Way
The biggest problem with the search for objective truth is that objective truth rarely matters. People are much more concerned about other people’s approval than about what’s what.
By Katrin Tiidenberg on January 29, 2019 in The Visual Culture
Yes, selfies may be a form of superficial self-admiration or cynical self-advertising. But they may also be a way to create and maintain relationships or build communities.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 28, 2019 in Living Single
Survey data from more than 26,000 households show that single people spend more time on educational activities, and married people spend more time on housework.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on January 27, 2019 in Out of the Ooze
Other people frequently try to deceive us about their feelings. Here's what to be on the alert for.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on January 26, 2019 in Moral Landscapes
The planet is in peril: Time to shift worldviews?
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on January 25, 2019 in Science of Choice
Highly fulfilled people are able to live a life true to their values and pursue meaningful goals.
By Gina Barreca Ph.D. on January 24, 2019 in Snow White Doesn't Live Here Anymore
The most terrible pronouncements in ancient times, verdicts considered worse than death, were exile and banishment: denying the right to have intimate contact with loved ones.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on January 24, 2019 in ExperiMentations
The challenge is more than a fun Internet meme. It says a lot about where we were, where we are, and where we are going.