It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Christopher Bergland on September 20, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
When asked what they value most in an ideal long-term partner, men and women around the globe rank one character trait above all others. Hint: It's not beauty or financial wealth.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on September 20, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
About 3.3 percent of Americans are twins—and one of the many things that make them special is a higher chance of being left-handed. Here's what you need to know.
By Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D. on September 19, 2019 in Life, Death, and the Self
What do we really mean by the notion of a "true self"? It depends on how we think about authenticity.
By Bill Sullivan Ph.D. on September 19, 2019 in Pleased to Meet Me
Google has scanned 30 million books. What secrets can they reveal about us?
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on September 18, 2019 in Curious?
There are problematic sociological trends, including a generational increase in anxiety, conflict, and conflict aversion.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 18, 2019 in The Squeaky Wheel
If you and your partner go to bed at different times, you should probably consider these 10 questions.
By Mariana Bockarova Ph.D. on September 18, 2019 in Romantically Attached
This common piece of advice isn't for everyone, or every situation.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on September 17, 2019 in Balanced
As September is National Suicide Prevention Month, it seems appropriate to discuss how one can help prevent suicide on campus.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The traits of people with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, according to new research, develop over time. A new study shows how these very common traits emerge.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on September 17, 2019 in Out of the Darkness
The mind can have a massive influence over the body, in a way that suggests that it is more than just a byproduct of brain activity.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in Animals and Us
The skyrocketing use of emotional support animals raises serious animal welfare issues.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in The Social Thinker
Despite their popularity, there is little evidence to support the effectiveness of brain supplements. Save your cash and try these easy, science-backed techniques instead.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in Talking Apes
New research points to early signs that a potential partner is likely to cheat on you.
By Benjamin Cheyette, M.D., and Sarah Cheyette M.D. on September 15, 2019 in 1-2-3-ADHD
Need to find just the right medication for ADHD? Learn how different medications work to create focus. They are not all the same!
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on September 15, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
Regardless of the specific motive(s), serial killers commit their crimes because they want to and need to.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on September 15, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Being a person who is able to help a loved one or friend in a crisis creates a lasting bond.
By Neel Burton M.D. on September 14, 2019 in Hide and Seek
...And what we should be doing instead.
By Ned Morgan on September 14, 2019 in In the Mountains
Could mountain scenery boost your creativity and well-being?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 14, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Believing your relationship is strong may be the key to achieving this positive outcome. New research on relationship confidence shows 5 ways to find whether yours will last.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on September 13, 2019 in How Do You Know?
Using current methods, psychology findings are less than 50 percent reliable. What happens when we adopt practices advocated by the Credibility Revolution?