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By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on August 14, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The U.S has become increasingly polarized politically over time. Here are some data that show just how big the problem is—and what we can do about it.
By Abigail Fagan on August 14, 2018 in Brainstorm
Representatives can implement policy to address the epidemic in their district.
By Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D. on August 14, 2018 in How of Happiness
New research suggests that happiness precedes and often leads to career success.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on August 13, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
A new study examines whether using electronic devices in the classroom affects students' exam performance.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on August 12, 2018 in Media Spotlight
A new study examines past research into cyberbullying and who the victims are. Are females more likely to experience cyberbullying than males? And why?
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on August 12, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Recently, researchers from all around met to discuss how to deal with findings and perspectives that are not very popular. Here's a report of the Heterodox Psychology Workshop.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 12, 2018 in Living Single
A scholar thought he answered the question of why men stay single based solely on one vulgar, misogynistic thread on Reddit. He didn’t.
By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on August 11, 2018 in Side Effects
New research warns that self-diagnosing apps are unreliable and encourage overtreatment.
By Christopher Bergland on August 11, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
What is the secret to maintaining a youthful spirit as we age? New research suggests that sticking to a daily schedule that includes physical activity can lower subjective age.
By Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. on August 10, 2018 in Loving Bravely
Over 50% of campus sexual assaults occur between August and November, and parents need to talk with their college students. A professor and family therapist offers some guidelines.
By Christopher Bergland on August 10, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, researchers have identified a possible link between certain mood disorders and an active virus in Purkinje neurons of the cerebellum.
By Sue Scheff on August 10, 2018 in Shame Nation
According to a new survey, more than half of employers have found content on social media that has caused them not to hire a candidate.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on August 09, 2018 in Brainstorm
A recent study indicates a promising, if equivocal, effect.
By Jonathan Foiles LCSW on August 08, 2018 in The Thing With Feathers
Chicago finds itself in the news again. My work in a community mental health center on the West Side has shown me the devastating impact of gun violence.
By Arash Emamzadeh on August 08, 2018 in Finding a New Home
New research suggests that pet adoption might help people with treatment-resistant depression.
By Abigail Fagan on August 08, 2018 in Brainstorm
The Affordable Care Act required that plans in its exchanges cover mental health as well as medical care. Whether treatment truly improved—and what happens next—remains to be seen.
By Jason Tougaw on August 08, 2018 in The Elusive Brain
A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights: "Inclusion should not be a lottery."
By Sean Murphy Ph.D. on August 07, 2018 in Love Factually
Looking for love online? New research suggests relying on matching questionnaires may be a waste of time.
By Arash Emamzadeh on August 07, 2018 in Finding a New Home
Why are many women, including feminist ones, attracted to benevolently sexist men? Recent research offers one possible answer.
By Devon Frye on August 07, 2018 in Brainstorm
A study showing an link between midlife alcohol consumption and dementia should be interpreted cautiously, experts say.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on August 07, 2018 in Singletons
Studies show that drug problems are more likely among early adolescent users.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on August 06, 2018 in The Harm Done
Drinking alcohol often makes people behave in an aggressive manner. But could the reverse be true?
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on August 06, 2018 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
A new study explores which features of the cat-human dynamic parallel dog-human relationships, and which are exclusive to cat-human interactions.
By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on August 06, 2018 in Attraction, Evolved
Many of us often find a relationship with a big age difference to be off-putting, even when that relationship doesn't involve us! New research seeks to find out why.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on August 06, 2018 in In Excess
Online sports betting has become big business worldwide. How is advertising and marketing used to get you to bet?
By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on August 05, 2018 in Our Innovating Minds
Creativity: What's privacy got to do with it?
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on August 05, 2018 in Denying to the Grave
Increased attention to suicide prevention may put too much pressure on clinicians, with the potential for unintended negative consequences.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 04, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Feeling comfortable in your own skin would seem to be an important contributor to happiness. New research shows body image also affects relationship quality.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC on August 03, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
Although little is documented about Rick Genest's mental health history, the unfortunate passing may teach us about cultural stigma and mental health.
By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on August 02, 2018 in In One Lifespan
Sabotage in the workplace is not something we think about every day, and it might seem strange to think about sabotage behaviours playing out in academic work settings.