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A majority of the best-selling textbooks researchers examined were found to include fallacies or misinformation.
Societal introspection decoupled from scientific understanding and open dialogue is always dangerous. Are we focusing on male/female professional dynamics—but ignoring key facts?
Thinking ahead might motivate disadvantaged students to push harder as they encounter academic obstacles and opportunities.
A recent study explores the cognitive effects of working out.
Researchers are working on algorithms that they hope could be used to detect cases of depression and PTSD.
There’s endless handwringing about how soon AI and automation will gut today’s workforce. Some organizations flip the equation—and the narrative—with their focus on human labor.
A scientists gain a more detailed understanding of loneliness and its hazardous effects on our health, they’re also gathering evidence on ways to overcome it.
He was betrayed by a wife who took everything. He's on retainer with the NSA. Whatever the disclosure, it comes before he even knows whether or not you are trustworthy.
The prescriptive use of adventure, plus the therapy.
Dissecting the genius of a collage artist who wants to take you to fairyland.
The meta-question in psychology is now "What questions are off limits?" Increasingly, the answer is "Any inquiry that interferes with people's sense of how the world should work."
New research challenges links between anxiety disorders in women and complications of pregnancy.
Mental health experts go beyond warning of the dangers of Donald Trump's presidency to take political action.
How spacing out can unlock your creativity. By Manoush Zomorodi.
Researchers are exploring the influence of historic income inequality on how we make choices and behave.
Scientists are exploring what social media can reveal about patterns of wrongdoing.
Afraid of sharks? Flying on airplanes? This journalist thinks you should calm down.
A former psychologist shares the wonders of chasing eclipses.
As misunderstood news spread that psychiatrists may now comment on Trump's mental condition, the American Psychiatric Association sought to correct the mistake.
If the "suicidal robot" followed this new model, it wouldn't have drowned.
Apple introduced new emojis yesterday, but we barely agree about the old ones.
Psychology Today is 50 years old! The next 50 years will bring the ability not just to quantify but also to alter the brain—the golden age of behavioral science is just beginning.
Nothing absolves bad actors, but shifting your focus from reactive to proactive and intentional allows you to master your own mind, which is all that you can ever control.
Guest post by Bernadette Jiwa.
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Guest post by Paula Poundstone.
At a conference at Yale, psychiatrists and psychologists begin carving out a new role to combat the gaslighting of America by Donald Trump.
Are poorer children deprived of opportunities for healthy cognitive development? How can we improve these conditions? Kimberly Noble, MD, Ph.D., offers some insight.
Feedback learning ability might predict academic achievement better than IQ.
A chat with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
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