The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
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.
How do elite athletes get their competitive edge?
Humans relate to each other more positively when there's a dog in the mix.
Are narcissists born or made? New ideas about this personality trait suggests that biology plays a key role.
For women, attraction is hardly about good looks and money.
If you think we vote judiciously, think again.
A new study reveals when others keep our confidences — and when they betray them.
Studies reveal the extent to which our voices betray who we really are.
A new study explains why the friendship between straight women and gay men is so strong — and unique. In a word, trust.
It's said that it's the thought that matters, but research reveals that there's more behind our gift giving decisions than we may realize.
How can you convert online interest into an offline date? New research reveals evidence-based tips on how to increase your chances of meeting a potential match in person.
We know narcissists are self-involved, grandiose, and exploitative. But would you know one if you met one? It may be more difficult than you think.
He's been called racist, sexist, and a bully. Yet he's surging in the polls. But why? There's a study for that.
A study sheds light on whether Night Owl men are more sexually competitive.
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.