Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on April 22, 2018 in Home Base
Do you have a bad swearing habit? Turns out all that cursing may have an upside-- it gives your pain tolerance a boost.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Dogs' noses are amazing works of art. Two recent books discuss this fascinating organ and a new study shows scent enrichment reduces stress (activity and barking) in shelter dogs.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Making a great first impression is a sure-fire way to get others to trust you. New research on people high in the Dark Tetrad traits shows why they fail when meeting new people.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Talking Apes
Feelings of déjà vu and premonition seem spooky, but when we understand the common tricks our memory plays on us, there’s nothing unusual about these experiences.
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on April 21, 2018 in Psychiatry for the People
Are you spiritual, but not religious? Depending on your practice, research suggests you may be at greater risk for depression.
By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Pop Psych
The world seems less fair to the unattractive and poor.
By Arash Emamzadeh on April 20, 2018 in Finding a New Home
Prejudiced Immigration policies are unfair but they are not hurting anybody. Or are they? New research shows the many ways that biased policies impact migrant mental health.
By Temma Ehrenfeld on April 20, 2018 in Open Gently
Here's what we know (and what we don't).
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 19, 2018 in Social Instincts
People with more intense lucid dreams reported lower levels of distress.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on April 18, 2018 in Cravings
New research shows that some of the most beloved wild animals on earth are dying out, while our minds get tricked into thinking they are safe and abundant.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 17, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People high in neuroticism, with their tendency to worry unnecessarily, can make them unduly anxious and stressed. New research shows what’s behind all that worrying.
By Tim Lomas Ph.D. on April 17, 2018 in Finding Light in the Darkness
Why has hygge become so talked-about? Understanding its international appeal.
By Christopher Bergland on April 17, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
A pioneering new study has identified a link between faster running and better learning.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on April 16, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
When you want to know what someone else is thinking or feeling, the old adage to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” typically springs to mind.
By The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues on April 16, 2018 in Sound Science, Sound Policy
April is National Minority Health Month. Health disparities is about social justice. Every person should have the right to optimal health regardless of their race or ethnicity.
By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on April 16, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Three months from now, will you like the person you met yesterday? Researchers can look at the brain activity of both parties and predict future affection.
By Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos Ph.D. on April 15, 2018 in Neuroscience in Translation
Wonder whether behavioral interventions can change how the brain works in autism? Recent research is trying to figure it out.
By James J. Sexton Esq. on April 15, 2018 in If You’re In My Office, It’s Already Too Late
Is your marriage ruining your sex life? A divorce lawyer shares the ways his clients made mistakes in the bedroom and how to prevent it from happening to you!
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on April 14, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
As illustrated by the Bill Cosby case, when it comes to spotting sexual predators, past behavior often predicts the future. Career perpetrators exploit aspiration and ambition
By Art Markman Ph.D. on April 13, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
When you see other people in the world, you make several predictions about them. How do you analyze a situation to explain what they are doing?
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on April 13, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
Many mental health problems that continue into adulthood actually begin during childhood and adolescence. Can treating youth early on help?
By Lydia Denworth on April 11, 2018 in Brain Waves
Being a mother or father means making big changes in behavior. For the first time, scientists have worked out the details of a brain-wide circuit for parenting.
By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on April 11, 2018 in Attraction, Evolved
Why do our partners sometimes show affection when they don't feel it?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 10, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
In the latest Facebook scandal, millions of people became unwitting participants in large research projects. Details on some of the studies show what went wrong.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on April 10, 2018 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
New research explains the allure of fake news.
By Edward A. Wasserman Ph.D. on April 09, 2018 in The Mind Menagerie
Can a robotic reptile teach children compassion instead of aggression? New research suggests a promising outcome.
By Christopher Bergland on April 09, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, researchers have identified that healthy older adults can produce as many new brain cells as younger counterparts.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 07, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Cellphones present us with endless ways to communicate, but in phubbing, you make others feel inferior when you snub them with yours.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on April 06, 2018 in Science of Choice
Young people think of their future selves in the same way that they think of strangers.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on April 06, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
Many people see meditation as a magic bullet that can reduce pain, relieve depression, and sharpen our focus. But in fact, the evidence on meditation is flawed.