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By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on March 20, 2018 in Feeling It
We value excitement, stress, hustle, and bustle. What we fail to realize is that by staying calm we conserve our energy, are happier, and more emotionally intelligent.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 20, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
Psychology aims to explain many dimensions of the human experience. But what do people believe can be explained scientifically?
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on March 20, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
From your typical breakfast choices to everyday hassles at work, evolution touches each and every aspect of your day. Every day. Here is how.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on March 20, 2018 in The Imprinted Brain
The first study to directly compare social mentalizing in autism and schizotypal personality disorder confirms the prediction of the diametric model.
By Brad J. Bushman Ph.D. on March 19, 2018 in Get Psyched!
We all want to prevent youth violence. Here is the science behind how to actually do it.
By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D. on March 19, 2018 in Longing for Nostalgia
Is the stigma associated with hearing voices warranted?
By Utpal Dholakia on March 19, 2018 in The Science Behind Behavior
Research suggests setting an emergency fund goal, saving every day, & making saved money visible.
By Signe Whitson L.S.W. on March 18, 2018 in Passive Aggressive Diaries
Good news: On-the-spot strategies to bring an end to bullying are highly effective. More good news: if the first opportunity is missed, you still have time to help.
By Mary C Lamia Ph.D. on March 18, 2018 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
When a relationship ends, what motivates us to go backward rather than forward?
By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. on March 18, 2018 in Caveman Politics
Why do political conservatives hold a "beauty advantage"? New research provides a couple of common-sense explanations.
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on March 17, 2018 in Friendship 2.0
The science is beginning to show that purpose—not pure happiness—is what helps our well-being. Here's how to begin the search for yours.
By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on March 17, 2018 in Brain Workout
We all know intuitively what a puzzle is. But what is a puzzle actually? This blog will attempt an answer.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 17, 2018 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A recent study claiming that deviations from mainstream religious belief, including atheism, result from deleterious genetic mutations is based on very poor science.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 17, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
For some people, the prospect of rejection colors all their close relationships. New research shows how these overly sensitive individuals turn off the people they most care about.
By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D. on March 16, 2018 in Wild Connections
We are capable of detecting inequality instantly and are extremely sensitive to it, yet we insist that life isn’t fair. Is that reasonable?
By Jaime Derringer Ph.D. on March 16, 2018 in Why We Vary
Media outlets reported that 7 percent of Scott Kelly's DNA changed after he spent 17 months in space. What actually happened, and what we can learn from the Kelly twins' DNA?
By Jenna Birch on March 16, 2018 in Navigating the Love Gap
Research may indicate some modern "almost relationships" take a longer time to solidly form.
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on March 16, 2018 in Time Travelling with Apollo
Even before they can talk, infants are capable of using logical reasoning to form and test hypotheses about uncertain future events.
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on March 15, 2018 in The Pregnant Pause
Pregnancy offers many “extra opportunities” for perfectionism to bubble to the surface. Is there hope?
By Nir Eyal on March 15, 2018 in Automatic You
By understanding our cognitive quirks, we can outsmart our own brains.