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Understanding and improving the mental health of immigrants
New research examines the causes of the health benefits of marriage.
Despite facing criticisms for mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic, heads of governments, new research finds, enjoyed increased approval ratings in the initial phase of the pandemic.
How are homosexual and bisexual individuals different from heterosexuals, in terms of their personality? New research provides some answers.
We know gratitude can be good for one’s health and relationships, but what is the best way to express gratitude to a partner? A new study investigates.
A new study reviews and ranks the best of 36 mindfulness apps for children.
Does the personality, and not just the political views, of a politician matter to you? Why? New research sheds some light on this question.
New research examines the link between voting for Trump (and aggressive politics) and “precarious manhood."
How often have you seen Trump express fear? Sadness? Trump often expresses or evokes certain kinds of emotional experiences.
New research examines the "emotional core" of narcissism.
The 2020 United States presidential election is here. In this post, I discuss common reasons Americans vote or do not vote.
New research examines how responses to sexual advances affect sexual and relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships.
A review of new research on the psychology of protests and riots, in light of Black Lives Matter, anti-mask, and other types of recent protests.
Who is more likely to play hard-to-get, and who is more likely to pursue such a person? New research sheds light on these questions.
New research suggests one in four Americans are taking an over-the-counter drug that might make them more inclined to take risks.
A new study explores common reasons people with depression offer for and against wanting to get better.
"Cuties" has caused much controversy because it appears to sexualize and objectify young girls. How do we justify this on the screen?
New research suggests that in predicting future mental illness, the subjective experience of child abuse may be more important than objective records of maltreatment.
A new study examines potential obstacles to friendship.
New research on the effects of the pandemic on mental health and some suggestions for stress management.
Does someone's sex determine the mate characteristics they prefer? Or are these differences overrated? New research provides some answers.
Mask or no mask? Vaccination or no vaccination? Are appeals to personal choice harmful? A new study sheds light on this.
How confident are you when judging the quality of a previous relationship? A new study discusses illusions in relationship appraisal.
A new study finds that service dogs may provide not only concrete help but also improve the social/psychological health of people with chronic conditions and disabilities.
A new study examines the link between poor health and lower social status, suggesting it is mediated by stress exposure and response.
A recent study reviews gut microbiota in depressed individuals and discusses the effects of probiotics in depression.
Which antidepressant works the best and has the fewest side effects? One review paper compared 21 antidepressants to find out.
A paper examined 15 psychotherapies, and concluded that all were effective. However, after considering bias, only two remained significant.
A new study suggests economic status cues can affect our perceptions of competence.
A new study suggests fathers should take significant time off after the birth of a child because doing so is associated with positive relationship and parenting outcomes.
Was it appropriate for Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew, health professionals and media personalities with large followings, to have said what they did regarding Covid-19?
Arash Emamzadeh attended the University of British Columbia in Canada, where he studied genetics and psychology. He has also done graduate work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology in U.S.