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Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
A new study helps explain the whys and hows of ghosting.
Being marginalized by your family is deeply painful — and can be especially tough at the holidays. Research investigates how to shore up resilience in the face of such conflict.
An examination of the biological basis for music’s relaxing effects.
Think you're an informed and engaged voter? Think again.
A study investigates why people may hold negative views of tattooed individuals.
When adult children choose to estrange from one or both of their parents, the process and outcome can fill them with doubt.
A new study identifies how experiences in childhood can shape our health and happiness as adults.
A new study finds practical strategies to cope with a breakup.
What is it like for an adult to be estranged from a parent? A recent study explores this difficult process.
Prolonged and undesired singlehood as an adult is a real form of loss, which calls for deeper ways of managing the pain.
A new paper explains why prolonged singlehood is a form of loss that's difficult to grieve.
Research finds that eye color can predict certain human characteristics.
Research reveals what makes Olympic champions tick—and the lessons we can all learn from them.
Research finds that the way you sign your name could reflect deep-seated personality traits.
For those who are estranged from their families, the holidays are particularly difficult. Understanding what leads to this breakdown can help raise awareness and support.
As daylight saving time approaches, you just may find yourself drawn to different music.
Researchers zero in on what really turns people off.
Do people with tattoos exhibit different personality traits?
A recent study explores how adult children of an unwell parent make sense of their lives.
New research helps explain why fake news can be so believable.
Bedtime isn't the only difference between early birds and night owls.
Good-looking people get a lot of breaks. But a new study finds that they may not be so lucky in love.
Research reveals that our faces can betray who we are without our even realizing it.
Research reveals the psychology of drinking coffee.
Research helps explain the divide between the political left and right.
Recent research shows how our psychology can be reflected in our dreams.
A new study reveals how tattoos can alter our perception of the men who sport them.
If you work with a lot of difficult people, it may not be bad luck. It may be due to your chosen profession.
Your smile communicates much more than you may realize.
Does it make a difference if you're the oldest, youngest, or middle child? Research suggests that it can, in ways you may not be aware of.
Vinita Mehta, Ph.D., Ed.M., is a clinical psychologist and journalist. She was formerly the Development Producer and Science Editor of PBS's This Emotional Life.