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By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on May 24, 2018 in Out of the Darkness
We find meaning when we “wake up” and experience life and the world more fully.
By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on May 24, 2018 in Ritual and the Brain
What you regret and why has a lot to do with how you see yourself.
By Gil Noam Ed.D., Dr. Habil on May 24, 2018 in The Inner Life of Students
If we want to have any chance of stopping this cycle of violence and trauma in school, we have to be ready to listen to what our students tell us and have systems in place to act.
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on May 23, 2018 in How We Do It
The myth that humans are biologically adapted for promiscuous mating with sperm competition is widely accepted but directly conflicts with data on testis size and sperm dimensions.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on May 23, 2018 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Binocular vision gives an accurate picture of an interaction and the relationship as a whole. No matter how accurate one partner’s perspective, it's incomplete without the other's.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on May 23, 2018 in Hot Thought
Moods are brain states that result from the same mechanisms that produce emotions: brain representations of physiological changes and appraisals of goal satisfaction.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on May 22, 2018 in The New Brain
Is blaming fentanyl and the drug industry an effective way to address the root cause of the nation's opoid epidemic, or a desperate effort to find a quick fix?
By Beverly D. Flaxington on May 22, 2018 in Understand Other People
Four things you can say and do to show others you are there for them.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on May 22, 2018 in Beastly Behavior
The key to all evolutionary innovation, and thus all human greatness, is the same thing that makes cancer so inevitable: mutations.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on May 22, 2018 in Close Encounters
There is no shortage of dating advice. Some some is misguided or flat out wrong. Find out what research says about some popular dating advice.
By Cody Kommers on May 21, 2018 in A Friendly Interest
A good book, like a mutual fund, should be judged by its return on investment.
By Dale Hartley Ph.D., MBA on May 21, 2018 in Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes
Intense analysis of the shooter's motives by The New York Times and other outlets misses the point.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 21, 2018 in Talking Apes
There’s far more than just raging hormones behind the risky behaviors that so many adolescents engage in.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on May 21, 2018 in In the Name of Love
There are good reasons for not rushing love and persuasive arguments for the value of quickies. Can we both not rush love and still enjoy having quickies?
By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on May 20, 2018 in Intimately Connected
Do feelings of uncertainty about partners' romantic interest increase or decrease their sexual desirability?
By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on May 19, 2018 in Stress Relief
New advice on how to help children following a school shooting. Much advice found online is solid, but some appears impractical or counterproductive.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 19, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Narcissists believe themselves to be without flaws. When you encounter a malignant narcissist, research shows that this is how to succeed at saying "no."
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on May 18, 2018 in Supersurvivors
The great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl actually warned against searching for meaning in life, because not searching for meaning may be the best way to find it.
By Robert W Firestone Ph.D. on May 18, 2018 in The Human Experience
People repress the full realization of death and dying and develop various defenses to keep the suppressed material at bay.
By Tim Lomas Ph.D. on May 18, 2018 in Finding Light in the Darkness
Are you ambivalent (or even annoyed) about the royal wedding? This Buddhist idea might help.