Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Romeo Vitelli Ph.D.
Are there ways of protecting the aging brain and preventing the loss of cognitive functioning? A look at some new advances into brain stimulation in older adults.
New research suggests that excessive fear of missing out be a greater health risk than you might think.
Are we really experiencing a narcissism epidemic, and does social media use play a role? A new meta-analysis raises some disturbing questions.
Despite the controversy surrounding first-time sex, most young people in the United States become sexually active long before they reach adulthood.
Can the quality of our relationships play a role in obesity? A new meta-analytic study suggests that it can (at least for adults).
A a new research study examines how viewers respond to media violence and what shapes their judgments about what they find offensive.
A new study suggests that sleep problems plays a far greater role in aggression than researchers previously suspected.
Understanding how personality can influence lifestyle choices such as sedentary behavior can be useful in encouraging us to be more active.
Though the main causes of obesity are high food intake, lack of adequate exercise, and genetic susceptibility, researchers have long suspected that stress may play a role as well.
In virtually every disaster, there is always the risk of mass panic which can often cause more casualties than the disaster itself. Can new research help prevent this?
A new meta-analysis highlights the effectiveness of virtual reality distraction in controlling different types of pain.
A new study highlights the psychological risks associated with the online harassment that can often occur on social medial sites such as Facebook.
What are the long-term consequences of being bullied as a child? being a victim can be more far-reaching than you might think.
While research studies aimed at identifying the neurological roots of ADHD continue to be published, at least one critic is suggesting that ADHD is a myth.
Intended to help law enforcement agencies identify people at high risk of extreme violence, the TRAP-18 shows great promise though more research is needed.
A new screening tool to help identify potential lone wolf terrorists is currently being evaluated. Can the TRAP-18 help prevent future violence?
Teachers in North America already deal with parents who watch over every aspect of their child's education. But reports out of Asia say that things could be worse. Much worse.
As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, the demand for help and the burden this places on family members, will mean more cases of elder abuse as well.
According to the 2009 National Elder Mistreatment Survey, at least ten percent of elderly people living in American communities (4.3 million people) experience abuse each year
A new research study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that road rage is far more common than you might think.
If you've seen even a single episode of the hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, then you're familiar with Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Understanding the antics of an eccentric genius.
A new study explores the value of higher education in helping seniors stay mentally active and avoid serious health problems such as Alzheimer's disease.
But is grit really something that can be measured by psychologists? A new review article takes a critical look at what has been learned so far.
While employers have been paying more attention to obvious workplace hazards, we need to recognize that psychological hazards also exist in the workplace.
With more and more older adults entering chronic care facilities, there is going to be increased demand for more flexibility regarding patient sex. What form will this take?
Loneliness can occur at any age though the reasons are often very different depending on where we are at any particular stage in life.
Are children who grow up in cities more vulnerable to developing mental illness later in life? A new research study raises disturbing implications about the impact of city life.
As older adults reaching the age of 65 face thirty or more years of relatively healthy living, finding ways to stay active and involved is a challenge that needs to be faced
All humans have an innate need to belong and to remain a contributing member of society. Can this sense of belonging remain even after we have stopped working?
Though there a wide range of different facial cues that influence how people see us, mouth curvature and eyelid-openness seem particularly important
Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Toronto, Canada.