Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D.
How many atoms does it take to make you? What’s the lifespan of your DNA? How much information can your brain store?
Is it better to regulate our emotions or to let them run their course? Why is suppression mostly unhelpful? How can we get better at managing our emotions? An expert explains.
Forest bathing has been shown to benefit the mind and the body. Experts reveal how to tap into the healing power of the forest.
How the Danes do happiness.
A psychologist reveals his insights on the power of storytelling, healing, and compassion from a life spent between cultures.
Recent research into stress optimization explores how to effectively use stress to our advantage.
As translators of psychological research for wider audiences, science writers are bridge-builders. Here is an inside look at exploring findings on the human mind.
By examining how prejudice operates in the brain, researchers are uncovering not only how complex it is, but also how it might be controlled.
Experiencing positive emotions during difficult situations can help us cope with stress and benefit our well-being.
A neuroscientist explains the mechanisms and motives behind our urge to seek information.
Recent research suggests ways to successfully persist at everyday aversive activities in order to reach our goals.
A leading expert weighs in on the what, why, and how of the strength-based approach in parenting, work, relationships, and self-actualisation.
A recent study offers new insight into the universal and variable ways emotion terms convey meaning across languages and cultures.
New research explores the link between having a global identity and pro-environmental behavior.
The word “hate” is used far too often and too casually in daily life. As psychological research reveals, "to hate" means much more than "to dislike."
Twin studies shed light on the heritable component of well-being.
A recent review explores the mechanisms of how positive emotions can contribute to physical well-being.
After reviewing myriads of studies that explored the science behind a joyful life, psychologist Dacher Keltner arrived at a formula.
What if resilience depended equally on the world around us, as the world within us? An expert resilience researcher and therapist explains the power of our resources.
New research explores the neural mechanisms of how motivation can bias perception.
New research explores the role of culture on the link between negative emotions and health outcomes.
Our cultures—diverse and magnificent—color the way we experience the world and shed light on what it means to be human.
Present-moment awareness can be beneficial for our psychological health and a valuable coping mechanism against stress.
Research sheds light on the transformative power of one of humankind’s most cherished virtues.
New research shows how negative emotions change the brain’s neural circuitry by suppressing connectivity of the “trust network.”
Rather than it being a divine gift reserved for a special few, most of us can boost our charisma levels with the help of a few tricks. Start with how you speak.
To effectively lead multicultural organizations, managers need more than a crash course on the dos and don’ts of different country profiles.
Research on how people make and break rules can help us understand each other better – across nations, organizations and families.
Research suggests that we all are emotion theorists, deciding for ourselves what we believe about emotions. These beliefs, in turn, influence our psychological health.
Hard-to-translate words from around the world that pertain to well-being can enrich our lives in surprising ways.
Marianna Pogosyan, Ph.D., is an intercultural consultant specializing in the psychology of cross-cultural transitions.