There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Adrian M Owen OBE, Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Into The Gray Zone
Vegetative state patients don't recover very often. But when they do, the results can be truly astonishing.
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on February 07, 2019 in Freedom to Learn
We sometimes solve problems best when we stop trying.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on January 22, 2019 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
To get to the truth, it is best to understand why you might be lying.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
Substantial research indicates how intimate connections are crucial to our health and well-being. Yet such secure ties don’t come that easily. Why not?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Do you live your life assuming that your actions, good or bad, will come back to help or haunt you? Do you believe in jinxes? These 10 questions will test those beliefs.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on November 12, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Intimidation is a hidden undercurrent in many of relationships. Dealing with intimidation is easier once we understand what may be going on underneath the surface.
By Steve Rathje on October 25, 2018 in Words Matter
When it comes to reasoning, identity trumps truth.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on October 21, 2018 in Patient Zero
Chronic pain patients are simply trying to survive.
By Christopher Bergland on October 16, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Implicit bias is held deep within the brain below conscious levels of awareness, according to a new review of the neurobiology of unconscious bias.
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on October 13, 2018 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
Are you depressed or happy? This exercise when walking in nature uncovers secrets buried in your unconscious, helps you know yourself & your partner better and can improve health .
By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on September 11, 2018 in Dating and Mating
Although we are unaware of their influence, unconscious forces can have a strong effect on both the initial spark and our long-term romantic interactions.
By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on September 03, 2018 in Cui Bono
The political right is convinced that they are saving civilization while the left is destroying it. The left believes the opposite. Both are acting in their own self-interest.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on June 20, 2018 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Your brain is a lot cooler than you thought it was.
By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on June 06, 2018 in Scientocracy
When it comes to food consumption, the most important organ is our brain.
By Elizabeth Aura McClintock Ph.D. on May 18, 2018 in It’s a Man’s, and a Woman’s, World
Academia is a notoriously accepting of eccentric and informal attire—for men. Why are female faculty members held to a higher standard?
By Robert W Firestone Ph.D. on May 18, 2018 in The Human Experience
People repress the full realization of death and dying and develop various defenses to keep the suppressed material at bay.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on May 04, 2018 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Discover the impossible between your ears.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on May 04, 2018 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
Freud wasn't all wrong: Here's what he got right about love and sex.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA 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 David P. Barash Ph.D. on April 08, 2018 in Pura Vida
There is an immense difference between different dog breeds (and between individuals). Although training and experience count, so does their genome.
By Sarah Chaney Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in The History of Self-Harm
Psychoanalysts in the 1930s saw self-harm as evidence of universal drives, which explained not only self-injury but war and violence. What is the legacy of their research today?
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on January 01, 2018 in Out of the Ooze
Do dreams mean anything? Psychologists are genuinely divided over the function and meaning of dreaming, but psychoanalysts believe that they are a window into the unconscious.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 17, 2017 in ExperiMentations
A lot of people don't know what psychoanalysis is. This post will clear up that confusion.
By Laura Otis Ph.D. on November 26, 2017 in Rethinking Thought
As a metaphor for learning, sound has a shadier reputation than sight.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on November 03, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Good politicians make the complex simple but good leaders make the complex important.