Why Connecting With Nature Elevates Your Mental Health

What happens when you immerse yourself in nature? Most people feel greater connection and calm, and now a new research study shows how it impacts your overall mental health.

Why You're Likely To Be Unhappy With Your Job

Surveys keep finding chronic unhappiness with work. The usual focus is on managing stress, but ignores the source: An unhealthy management culture.

Why Are Depressed Fathers Likely to Have Depressed Teens?

Here are three potential reasons for the association.

Why Our Closest Family Relationships Can Bring on Depression

Two new studies shed light on midlife depression. One concerns ongoing conflicts with mother and siblings; the other, the effect of untreated depression upon your lifespan.

Midlife and Having Extramarital Sex? The Numbers Are Rising

A new survey reveals a surprising pattern.

Can Embracing Negative Emotions Increase Your Well-Being?

Is it possible that you can increase your happiness in life by embracing unhappy feelings -- your anxieties, fears, anger, resentments, and all sorts of negative emotions?

Do You Regret Sacrificing For Your Partner? Here's Why

Your level of self-esteem affects how good or bad you feel about sacrificing for your partner. But feeling supported increases your success and wellbeing outside the relationship.

Why Leaders With a Moral Purpose Have More Engaged Workers

A sense of purpose underlies what we go after, or pass by; and affects the consequences of both. A new study shows how a moral vision of leaders leads to more productive workers.

Want Long-Term Well-Being in Life? Your Mind Holds the Key

Do you want lifelong vitality and health? Research shows that your state of mind and engagement with others matter more than your physical condition.

Anxious? Worry a Lot? Here’s How It Can Be Good For You!

Feeling anxious and worried can increase your motivation and action for dealing with problems and decisions. Research shows how.

Reflections on a Father's Day Mystery and Its Impact

Why did he run away from the orphanage at 14 and hop freight trains across Canada? What led him to settle into a life that sought security but harbored unfulfilled dreams?

How Sex Bonds Couples, and Why Sometimes It's Not Enough

New research finds that just having sex sustains relationship happiness. But sexual connection emerges from an energized, overall relationship, which grows from three key parts.

Want Greater Health and Well-Being? Try Showing Gratitude!

You might think it's "good" to feel grateful towards others' acts of kindness, but did you know that doing so increases your physical and psychological health

Did Trump’s Election Make Men More Aggressive?

Research is finding that overtly sexist, aggressive attitudes and behavior towards women appears to be increasing post-election.

Want To Hurt Your Relationship? Here's A Quick And Fast Way!

You can hurt your relationship when a bad memory arises in a new situation. But trying to improve your relationship can have contradictory results.

Why You Keep Bringing Workplace Stress Home With You

Do you think getting more rest and sleep helps you let go of workplace stress when you get home each day? A new study says yes; but it fails to recognize the true solution.

Men vs. Women Want Different Outcomes in Couples Therapy

Research shows the same kinds of conflicts around problem solving couples experience at home also affects what they look for in couples therapy.

Does Enjoying Life And Helping Others Affect Your Longevity?

How long you live, and your state of health over the years, appear linked with how well you sustain a sense of enjoyment in life, over the years. But what do you think fuels it?

High Stress Job? Warning: You Might Die Prematurely!

It's long been known that too little control and autonomy in your work can erode your health and wellbeing. But now that's found to lead to early death as well.

New Research Shows Why People Believe False Information

How your brain retrieves information explains the persistence of believing falsehoods.

Attitude to Aging Impacts Everything About Aging

Do you think about aging with dread? Do you embrace it with a positive attitude? Your view of getting older has a direct impact on your mental and physical health, research finds.

Suffer From Anxiety Disorder? New Research That Yoga Helps!

Psychotherapy and medication are typical treatments for anxiety disorder. But new research is showing other ways you can help diminish your symptoms, and are worth trying.

Being Kind to Others Increases Your Well-being

A direct path to increasing your happiness and overall wellbeing is to be kind and giving to others—an ancient perspective; now, new research confirms it.

Good Communication Alone Doesn't Improve Relationships

Research finds that good communication results from a positive relationship that's been built on a solid foundation.

Bad Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You're 40

If you're dissatisfied with your job, or with the management culture you work in, watch out: New research shows that it damages your mental health by the time you reach 40.

An Insecure Childhood Affects How You Deal With Adult Stress

If you experienced insecurity in your relationship with your parents, you're likely to have difficulty when faced with stressful decisions or situations.

Back From Vacation, and Now More Likely to Divorce?

Couples often hope that their relationship will benefit their relationship. But a new study finds that returning from summer vacation is when divorces spike.

Are You Single? You're Likely to Have a More Fulfilling Life

New research finds that single people are not lonely and unhappy, as the stereotype describes. Rather, they experience greater fulfillment and personal growth than married people.

Two Hidden Ways to Sustain Romance and Intimacy

It's easy to overlook the small things that can promote a lasting romantic connection and wellbeing with your partner.

We Psychologists Ignore Our Responsibility to the Public

The challenges, tumult and interdependence marking today's world calls for a new understanding of what psychological health looks like for individuals and society.