There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on February 21, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
Have you struggled to recover from a psychological condition? Maybe it's time for a better story about health and healing.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on February 21, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
People who struggle with alcohol and drugs offer novel arguments against having a problem.
By The Choice Blindness Lab on February 21, 2019 in Knowing Decisions
False beliefs and confabulated arguments can shape our political views without us realizing it.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in In Practice
Critical skills for maintaining and improving emotional trust.
By Julia Shaw Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Making Evil
The fact that we have to put so many men in cages to keep us safe is a symptom of a diseased society. We urgently need to do something about it.
By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Attraction, Evolved
A dose of oxytocin may increase the differences between men's and women's partner preferences.
By Scott Atran Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in In Gods We Trust
Brain research on a radicalizing population shows the importance of social marginalization and sacred values.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If people prefer social and mating partners who are kind and selfless, why are there so many jerks out there? An evolutionary perspective can help us understand why.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on February 19, 2019 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
Families face terrible choices when symptomatic loved ones have nowhere to go.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
It's important that parents provide a constructive perspective about failure.
By Andy Tix Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in The Pursuit of Peace
Same-sex relations remain a controversial topic. As the United Methodist Church votes on "a way forward," one psychologist seeks to help with respectful dialogue.
By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in Finding the Next Einstein
Recent stories show that some colleges are closing. A major sociologist argues that higher education is in good health and thriving, though will meet new challenges soon.
By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in Get Out of Your Mind
Humans can do something no other animal can do. And it's this quality that allows humans to consciously shape their own evolution.
By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Intimately Connected
Insecure patterns of attachment may impair sexual functioning in romantic relationships.
By Diana Kirschner Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Finding True Love
Have you ever wondered how to deal with a partner who can't or won't commit? You may find at some point that you want to leave.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in The Moment of Youth
Leadership skills do not come naturally to most young people. Parents can foster these skills by giving children a safe, nurturing environment in which to practice.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Having a sense of humor should help you be appreciated more positively but new research shows how gender factors into the equation when people tell jokes.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on February 15, 2019 in Cravings
Feeling down? Your eating habits could be helping—or hurting—your mental health.
By Mark L. Ruffalo L.C.S.W. on February 15, 2019 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
Dissociative identity disorder represents the most controversial diagnosis in the history of psychiatry. Is it time to remove it from the DSM?
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on February 15, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
How a new theory of mental health and disorder—known as the Anatomy of Emotional Warfare—lines up with the unified theory.