The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on July 11, 2020 in ExperiMentations
Emerging research defines a unique constellation, connecting risks with health and illness, coping, stressors, and key COVID-related factors.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
A new study on couples shows how expressing affection toward your partner can help your relationship while keeping both of you mentally and physically healthier.
By Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D. on July 11, 2020 in Deviced!
The pandemic is hard on adolescents. Here are a few tips that can help.
By David Livingstone Smith Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Philosophy Dispatches
Dehumanization fuels the worst atrocities that human beings perpetrate on one another. Find out what it is and how it works.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 12, 2020 in How To Do Life
An augmented synthesis of my previous writings on the subject.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Close Encounters
New research shows there are three types of relationship history patterns. Which patterns are related to the greatest long-term happiness?
By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Rabble Rouser
It is hard to imagine how a person who has experienced actual trauma could possibly be making these arguments.
By Edoardo D’Anna Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Neurotech Bites
A closer look at the science: new technique for producing text from brain implants promises dramatically faster typing speeds.
By Michael R Edelstein Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in The Three Minute Therapist
Beating deep depression. The first step involves clearly diagnosing the cause.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on July 11, 2020 in Fixing Families
While for unfortunately for many of us work is merely working, a means of maintaining our lives, many of us have more choices. 3 ways of looking at the role of work in your life
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in How Do You Know?
Social psychologists understand this issue, but can they change their own bad habits to improve their research?
By Pesach Eisen, MHC on July 11, 2020 in Choice and Rebirth
Those leaving organized religion often have a difficult time putting their deconstructed life back together. A potential factor at play is their internalized stigma of exiting.
By Cami Rosso on July 11, 2020 in The Future Brain
UCLA researchers have developed a deep neural network that can detect harmful bacteria from a water sample up to 12 hours faster than the current gold-standard EPA methods.
By Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Diagnosis: Human
A new study shows how millions will be affected.
By Marianne Brandon Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in The Future of Intimacy
Our modern combination of an evolved cerebral cortex coupled with our primitive sexual biology presents interesting and often challenging scenarios for us all.
By Molly Howes Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Make It Right
It’s really hard to make a good apology, but you can learn to do it.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in The Right Mindset
Although pregnancy discrimination is illegal, it still occurs. A new study has found that it negatively affects the health of both mother and baby.
By Robert Klitzman M.D. on July 11, 2020 in Am I My Genes?
In facing epidemics, how do leaders make stories to excuse their bad behavior and advance their own agendas? How can they instead also help fight the disease?
By Ari Berkowitz Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Governing Behavior
Bodybuilding competitions show how the goal of extreme muscularity is associated with hypermasculinity. This may be unhealthy both physically and psychologically.
By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on July 11, 2020 in Wander Woman
Are your emotions hijacking your good sense and outlook? Answering these three questions will help you regain your perspective and grow through disturbing times and events.
By Claire Lerner LCSW-C on July 11, 2020 in Zero to Six
Some kids need more time to make state changes—from awake to asleep, and asleep to awake. Here's a range of strategies to help children adapt to waking life.
By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in The Political Animal
People have always lived with plagues. The toll of those epidemics was devastating, but they often had upsides.
By Sue Scheff on July 11, 2020 in Shame Nation
Teens are struggling with feelings of loneliness, stress, and anxiety. A new survey shows an increase in suicide attempts among young people. Here's what parents need to know.
By Sarah Rose Cavanagh Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Once More, With Feeling
A book that will hopefully change campus culture and sexual assault.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on July 11, 2020 in Progress Notes
A paradigm-shifting global crisis is actually a decent opportunity to make some constructive changes in our lives.
By Meredith Hemphill Ruden DSW on July 11, 2020 in You, Me and Them
Is your assessment of COVID-19 risk off? Being safe and social today.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on July 11, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Those who did not disclose their traumas were more likely to suffer both minor and major health problems such as ulcers, flu, headaches, cancer, and high blood pressure.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in How To Do Life
Six approaches that may particularly appeal to atheists and agnostics.
By Liesel Sharabi Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Dating in the Digital Age
Quitting is hard—and online dating is no exception.
By Melissa Shepard MD on July 10, 2020 in Erasing Stigma
In uncertain times, embracing discomfort may actually help us find peace.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on July 10, 2020 in Life, Refracted
Have you ever felt stuck on a treadmill in pursuit of life "success"? Try looking at the value of your efforts from an alternate point of view.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Presence of Mind
Cultural traditions that represent and contribute to social inequality are psychologically harmful. When we learn of this, we should willingly retire them.
By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Thinking About Kids
Socializing on Zoom with family on friends? Feel bored and awkward? These tips can make them work better.
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