A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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Understanding and improving the mental health of immigrants
The 2020 United States presidential election is here. In this post, I discuss common reasons Americans vote or do not vote.
New research examines how responses to sexual advances affect sexual and relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships.
A review new research on the psychology of protests and riots, in light of Black Lives Matter, anti-mask, and other types of recent protests.
Who is more likely to play hard-to-get, and who is more likely to pursue such a person? New research sheds light on these questions.
New research suggests one in four Americans are taking an over-the-counter drug that might make them more inclined to take risks.
A new study explores common reasons people with depression offer for and against wanting to get better.
"Cuties" has caused much controversy because it appears to sexualize and objectify young girls. How do we justify this on the screen?
New research suggests that in predicting future mental illness, the subjective experience of child abuse may be more important than objective records of maltreatment.
A new study examines potential obstacles to friendship.
New research on the effects of the pandemic on mental health and some suggestions for stress management.
Does someone's sex determine the mate characteristics they prefer? Or are these differences overrated? New research provides some answers.
Mask or no mask? Vaccination or no vaccination? Are appeals to personal choice harmful? A new study sheds light on this.
How confident are you when judging the quality of a previous relationship? A new study discusses illusions in relationship appraisal.
A new study finds that service dogs may provide not only concrete help but also improve the social/psychological health of people with chronic conditions and disabilities.
A new study examines the link between poor health and lower social status, suggesting it is mediated by stress exposure and response.
A recent study reviews gut microbiota in depressed individuals and discusses the effects of probiotics in depression.
Which antidepressant works the best and has the fewest side effects? One review paper compared 21 antidepressants to find out.
A paper examined 15 psychotherapies, and concluded that all were effective. However, after considering bias, only two remained significant.
A new study suggests economic status cues can affect our perceptions of competence.
A new study suggests fathers should take significant time off after the birth of a child because doing so is associated with positive relationship and parenting outcomes.
Was it appropriate for Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew, health professionals and media personalities with large followings, to have said what they did regarding Covid-19?
Why bother conducting experiments on treatments for COVID-19 (e.g., chloroquine) instead of relying on anecdotal evidence about their effectiveness? Random assignment is discussed.
Why do we need to do experiments on treatments for Covid-19 instead of relying on anecdotes about their effectiveness? Sampling techniques are discussed.
I share the painful struggles of some people with mental illness during the coronavirus outbreak.
Many people find that watching the news of the coronavirus spreading makes them nervous. Here are four ways to get your news without all the anxiety.
Time to gain clarity about Coronavirus Disease 2019.
A recent study examines common reasons people hold a negative attitude toward foreigners and immigrants, especially refugees.
Four distinct views of romantic love—as an evolutionary adaptation, a blind force, what unites us with our soulmate, and a social construct.
The CRAAP Test can help you evaluate the credibility and reliability of what you are reading.
Does caring for yourself feel selfish or like too much work? These three metaphors might help motivate you to engage in more self-care.
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.