Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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By Mark Travers Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Social Instincts
How to overcome the "rosy retrospection" bias.
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Happy Singlehood
It is important for viewers to look at films’ messages with a critical eye as to the messages they’re attempting to promote.
By Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
2. Make your phone an asset, not a liability.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
Many people's partners are infatuated with celebrities. Can unrealistic crushes harm real relationships?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Think, Act, Be
Meditation is known to lower stress, quiet the mind, and calm the nervous system. So why doesn't it help you fall asleep?
By Alison Escalante M.D. on January 19, 2021 in Shouldstorm
Advocates point out that the post-traumatic stress response is a useful adaptation to an extreme environment. Perhaps it's time to stop calling it a disorder.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on January 18, 2021 in Between Cultures
How many atoms does it take to make you? What’s the lifespan of your DNA? How much information can your brain store?
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on January 18, 2021 in The Science Behind Behavior
How can an expensive, poor-quality vehicle have satisfied and loyal customers? No other brand does.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on January 18, 2021 in Evidence-Based Living
A new book takes a close look at why family rifts occur and how to mend them.
By Ainsley Hawthorn Ph.D. on January 17, 2021 in The Sensory Revolution
The new educational toy will be available in twenty countries by the end of 2021.
By Tim Leberecht on January 17, 2021 in The Romance of Work
One of the toughest things in these lockdown days is coming to terms with doing nothing. Is doing nothing key to “breaking away from overworking, overdoing, and under-living"?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 16, 2021 in Fulfillment at Any Age
There are bound to be times when your partner’s behavior falls short of expectations. Research on close relationships suggests what might be behind your constant disappointment.
By Michael S. Fenster M.D., FACC, FSCA&I, PEMBA on January 16, 2021 in You Are What You Eat
Part I of III: What I learned from my dog, Freya.
By Guest Blogger on January 15, 2021 in The Guest Room
The pandemic has only exacerbated an already-existing mental health crisis. How can government leaders, clinicians, and community members better serve those in need?
By David Ludden Ph.D. on January 15, 2021 in Talking Apes
New research shows the benefits of affectionate touch, even for those who think they don’t need it.
By Philip E. Stieg Ph.D., M.D. on January 15, 2021 in This Is Your Brain
Song lyrics involve different parts of the brain than spoken words. Here's how a remarkable music therapist harnessed different areas of the brain to get her famous patient talking.
By Melody Stanford Martin on January 14, 2021 in Brave Talk
It's possible to have a conversation with just about anyone, on just about any topic, and not lose your nerve. However, healthy disagreement doesn't magically happen.
By Stephen V. Sobel M.D. on January 14, 2021 in Successful Psychiatry
If you are working in a hospital or any medical clinic or practice and you are stressed, frustrated, sad, scared, angry, or emotionally exhausted, this is for you.
By Amy Athey Psy.D. on January 14, 2021 in Live From Within
Is the stress from our current crises wearing you down? Let's learn from those who have performed under uncertainty and pressure.
By Joseph Mazur on January 13, 2021 in The Speed of Life
What must be said about the risks of side effects from a Covid vaccine.