There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Understanding and improving the mental health of immigrants
A new study examines a model of how anger is perpetuated in a romantic relationship. It also suggests ways to break the cycle.
New research suggests that instead of trying antidepressants for a couple of months, there might be a better and quicker way of predicting which antidepressant will work.
Why do we engage in emotional eating (aka stress eating)? A recent study concludes that only two factors are significantly associated with emotional eating.
Christmas is here, and it is time to buy gifts. I summarize important points from new research discussing which toys are beneficial for young children.
New research on mirror exposure therapy is discussed.
A new study finds that across 16 years of marriage, a husband’s negative perception of his wife’s friends is predictive of divorce.
A new study examines whether communal narcissists are truly different from other narcissists.
A new study identifies behavioral, biological, and personality factors in 5th grade students predictive of drinking behaviors in the 10th grade.
The belief that interests have to be developed may have consequences.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a new study finds that a short gratitude activity facilitates healthier eating habits in students.
In light of Trump’s recent anti-immigration ad, the concept of "illusory correlations" may help explain why we mistakenly link crime with ethnic minorities or immigrants.
Halloween is here, and again people are debating young women wearing sexy costumes. Is it their choice? Is it wrong? Is it right? I consider different views.
A mass shooting today killed at least 11 people. In this post I summarize key points from a new review article that examines evidence-based strategies for reducing gun violence.
A new article by Robert Sternberg of Cornell University examines the relation between personality and intelligence in foolishness, wisdom, and toxicity.
Why do some people who acknowledge needing treatment for depression wind up not obtaining it? A new research study examines 15 potential reasons.
New research shows that women whose male romantic partners are supportive of their autonomy, are more likely to eat healthy and lose weight.
A new study suggests that teenagers with certain characteristics, behaviors, and health issues, are more likely to have been victims of childhood sexual abuse.
How can you eat less, especially when at a restaurant? New research suggests that having the doggy bag option reduces consumption.
Ford has recently accused Kavanaugh of attempted rape. Why she did not report it earlier? I use this incident to discuss false rape claims and reasons for delayed reporting.
A recent article discusses and reviews causes and effects of workplace bullying.
A new review of research on spanking finds that even occasional spanking is ineffective, and more importantly, harmful.
Who can you trust: People who are honest, kind, generous, agreeable...? New research suggests that another personality trait is even a better predictor of trustworthiness.
A recent study reveals how self-esteem changes across the lifespan. I summarize the findings and discuss the reasons for changes in self-esteem in different developmental stages.
New research examines whether exercise prior, during, or after a learning task is most likely to improve short and long-term memory.
Does cognitive training work? A recent review, with a particular focus on older patients and people with schizophrenia, says yes.
A recent article on physical separation in adult relationships notes the negative effects of separation, and the role of electronic communication in reducing these adverse effects.
During a job interview, an applicant needs to show that she has the right work attitude. A new study shows that this is culturally determined and can influence hiring decisions.
In a four-part series on panic attacks, I discuss their common features, the bodily symptoms associated with them, and how to manage the attacks. This is the fourth and final part.
In a four-part series on panic attacks, I discuss their common features, the bodily symptoms associated with them, and how to manage them. This is part three.
In a four-part series on panic attacks, I discuss their common features, the bodily symptoms associated with them, and how to manage them. This is part two.
Arash Emamzadeh attended the University of British Columbia in Canada, where he studied genetics and psychology. He has also done graduate work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology in U.S.