There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Life, death and free will.
Nathan A Heflick Ph.D.
Can we enjoy things more just by smiling?
Does social support relate to anti-inflammatory gene expression in people with asthma?
Is it better to fight or accept negative metal states?
New research explores the link between thought speed and mental health.
Do interactions with peripheral members of our lives relate to well-being?
Kavanaugh showed anger, while Ford did not. What do gender norms have to do with the perceived credibility of these two individuals?
Does a stable government reduce religiosity?
For many males being kind, warm, and emotionally open is a sign of weakness. A by-product of this is feelings of existential isolation.
Can music help reduce emotional eating?
Space is a beautiful, magnificent thing. But what impact does thinking about it have on our mental health, empathy and feeling of connection to others?
How do atheism and theism impact people's meaning in life and death anxiety when thinking about death?
Russia and Cambridge Analytica tried to persuade people's votes. But why does everyone deny that this influenced them specifically? Research provides answers.
Story after story was shared in which music had changed people's lives in meaningful ways, helping people not just to survive but to live.
Do people want less, if it means other people don't get more? How do studies testing this potentially relate to the support (or lack of support) for Trump's new tax cuts?
Do our goals and motivations influence what we see?
What counts as sex is shaped by our own sexual preferences.
Do those in power estimate the time things will take to be completed more than those not in power?
Power plays a role in how effectively we recognize emotion in others.
The need to appear masculine impacts men's mental health.
What do playing cards with red spades and black hearts have to do with your desire to punish people or to defend your political views?
When death comes, will it be as bad as we think?
We tend to see outgroup members as all alike to each other. But this simply isn't the case.
Fake news has a strong appeal. Why do we fall for it?
If others get more, would we prefer to get nothing?
When it comes to being hired, is there a "dark-side" to being attractive?
The phrase "gentleman and scholar" could've been coined to describe Robert Kastenbaum. In his death, reflected through his life, we have much to learn from this man.
Is religion associated with thinking you are better than others?
Can nueroscience research provide clues into the support of Donald Trump among White, religious people in America?
Sexual objectification may help preserve self-control.
New research tests the frequency of unwanted sexual gazing.
Nathan Heflick, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom.
This blog focuses on empirical research within the areas of social psychology and existential psychology. Frequent topics include religion, death and dying, psychogical well-being, violence and gender.