There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Christopher Bergland on January 16, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
After analyzing millions of candid photos, research found 35 facial expressions that convey emotions across cultures. Surprisingly, 17 convey happiness.
By Mitch Prinstein Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Modern Teen
There are two different types of popularity. Which one do you want?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 12, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Holding a grudge can make your relationships unpleasant, if not miserable. New research suggests the 5 best ways to help you get past that grudge and move on.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
Some 40 years ago, Jonathan Freedman’s "Happy People" was published, marking a new era in the study of happiness in America.
By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in Learning at Work
What leadership experience and research can teach us about authenticity.
By Meg Selig on January 06, 2019 in Changepower
Micro-exercises. The G-spot. Lottery winners. Music and eating. Recent research could improve your health, happiness, and habits.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
Why do our screens seem irresistible? The "Vegas Effect" is one of the reasons. Through understanding, resistance is not futile.
By Lara K Ronan M.D. on January 01, 2019 in The Neurobiology of Wellness
Have you ever wondered why we value particular songs? Research has shown that we are hardwired to have favorite music.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 01, 2019 in Off the Couch
Recent research confirms that loneliness increases the risk of poor health—and even premature death. But overcoming loneliness is not about changing who you are.
By Richard Gunderman MD, PhD on December 31, 2018 in Fully Human
Mary Poppins is "practically perfect in every way" and can do practically anything. So how does she choose to spend her time?
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 31, 2018 in ExperiMentations
New research suggests authenticity isn't what we think it may be, and provides thought-provoking data about what it may be.
By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on December 29, 2018 in Between You and Me
Fighting about the same issue over and over again? Research suggests several ways you can gain perspective and get past this issue.
By Peg Streep on December 29, 2018 in Tech Support
Are you going about changing yourself in the right way? Chances are good you're not, especially if you're falling into the resolution trap.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on December 28, 2018 in Between the Sheets
Not enough sex and too much sex work in your marriage? Here's a coping strategy.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Tech Happy Life
The holidays often mean new video games and devices combined with lots of down time. Screens offer many benefits, but it's easy to overdo it.
By Mariana Bockarova Ph.D. on December 24, 2018 in Romantically Attached
Research shows that these two factors play a large role in feeling most festive during the holiday season.
By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on December 22, 2018 in Between You and Me
Research suggests that giving a gift may feel even better than receiving one.
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Supersurvivors
As people live longer, a new stage of life has emerged. Here’s what all of us can learn from people who find meaning and happiness in their 60s and 70s.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on December 20, 2018 in Tech Happy Life
The stream of news about the effects of screen use can be alarming, but at other times it can seem like there's nothing to worry about. What's the deal?
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 20, 2018 in Living Single
When single people can confide in their friends and rely on them, they are more emotionally healthy. There is a similar dynamic for couples, but it is not as powerful.
By Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, Ph.D. and Abigail Marsh, Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in For Goodness’ Sake
Giving gifts feels good. Does that make the act of gift-giving fundamentally selfish?
By Nate Kornell Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Everybody Is Stupid Except You
How many compliments do you give out? Most of us could give more. Here's why you should.
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Freedom to Learn
In the United States, almost anyone who wants to can get into college, and research shows it doesn't usually matter, in the long run, which college one goes to.
By Bob Rosen Ph.D. on December 17, 2018 in Are You Aware?
If you can look at yourself in the mirror, then you can tap into your innate wisdom and humanity to find and live your higher purpose.
By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on December 17, 2018 in Psychology Tomorrow
So we can forget about work-life balance now.