There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on May 25, 2022 in Motivate!
There are definable motives for mass violence and the killing of innocent individuals. Identifying the causes of depravation are necessary to understand the behavior.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on May 25, 2022 in The Human Beast
A resurgence of facial hair among political extremists, nonconformists, and others is often discussed as a fashion but has an evolutionary history in sexual signaling.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on May 25, 2022 in Canine Corner
A set of graphic images are presented to demonstrate which colors a dog can see and how these differ from human color vision.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 24, 2022 in Ulterior Motives
There is a lot of evidence that happiness and health are linked. The problem is that it is hard to know whether being happy causes better health.
By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on May 24, 2022 in A Better Divorce
Co-parenting is a skill that you and your co-parent can learn and cultivate. Your children will benefit from your efforts with these 10 tips.
By Roger M. Cahak on May 24, 2022 in Vitalogy
Do therapists become emotionally attached to their clients? The answer is often contextual and complicated.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on May 24, 2022 in Stretching Theory
Being “slow” isn’t always a bad thing. Research shows that a slower approach to thinking can reduce bias and increase accuracy.
By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in Your Future Self
What if you wanted to change more than one aspect of your health? Is it a good idea to try shifting two lifestyle habits rather than simply taking on one at a time?
By Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
When you want out of a relationship, which breakup strategies have the best outcomes?
By Troy Rondinone Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in The Asylum
The classic film "Frankenstein" blames the beast on an "abnormal" brain. This speaks to a dark—and ongoing—history of stigma and hate.
By Mark Rego M.D. on May 22, 2022 in Modern World, Modern Mind
Modern life stresses us in a way that makes us vulnerable to mental illness. Only by seeing where modern life and the brain meet will we see how this happens and how to prevent it.
By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in Get Out of Your Mind
If you get lost in painful thoughts and feelings, it often helps to do this simple technique.
By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 in Sense of Time
Consciousness and the felt present moment extend in time. Any brain theory of consciousness has to deal with this fact.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Although it may seem that people don’t like having undesirable personality traits, new research suggests antagonistic people prefer to stay just the way they are.
By Kelly Jakubowski Ph.D. on May 20, 2022 in Music and Memory
Why are we so good at identifying songs from as little as one second of music? And why is it so fun?
By Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN on May 20, 2022 in Choosing Your Meditation Style
Meditation, breathwork, virtual reality, and vibroacoustics may offer some of the same benefits as classic psychedelic medicines.
By Fabiana Franco Ph.D. on May 20, 2022 in Trauma, Resilience, and Recovery
What you need to know about the mental health consequences for refugee children and adolescents fleeing the war in Ukraine.
By Aljoscha Dreisoerner on May 20, 2022 in Soothing Touch
Most research on stress has either been done in the laboratory or on close cousins like burnout. Where is the research on stress in everyday situations?
By Victor Kumar Ph.D. on May 19, 2022 in The Moral Mind
We're only human.
By Lisa van Raalte Ph.D. on May 19, 2022 in Close Communication
In addition to just making us feel closer to others, hugging has substantial physiological benefits.