What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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By Robert Bartholomew Ph.D. on January 27, 2020 in It's Catching
Viral media may be more of a worry than Coronavirus .
By David Ludden Ph.D. on January 27, 2020 in Talking Apes
Men have no monopoly on aggression, and they can often be the victims of violent acts in the home.
By Tyler J. VanderWeele Ph.D. on January 27, 2020 in Human Flourishing
Ongoing research helps uncover clues as to what shapes meaning in life.
By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on January 27, 2020 in The Race to Good Health
Grief and loss are part of life, but that doesn't make it easy. Here are a few tips to help your child cope.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 27, 2020 in Canine Corner
New research investigates whether your dog will heroically act like Lassie or Rin Tin Tin, and try to rescue you when he sees that you are in distress.
By Timothy R. Levine Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Lying and Deception
As world events go, this was horrific. As failed lies go, it was typical.
By Christopher Bergland on January 25, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
A meta-analysis of 190 fMRI studies advances our understanding of how the brain processes different types of rewards relating to food, sex, and money.
By Melissa Shepard MD on January 25, 2020 in Erasing Stigma
Feeling blue this winter? A few small changes can help.
By Daniel L Carlson Ph.D. on January 24, 2020 in The Chore Chart
January 26 is National Spouses Day, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a spouse—or hoping to become a better one—here are a few things to know.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on January 24, 2020 in Social Instincts
New research explores why some photographs are more attractive than others.
By Jessica M Alleva Ph.D. on January 23, 2020 in Mind Your Body
Does pregnancy change how women think and feel about their bodies? A new study reveals the ways women might feel more—and less—dissatisfied with their bodies during pregnancy.
By Christopher Bergland on January 23, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Throughout history, anecdotal reports have linked acute stress with premature gray hair. Now, new research in mice helps us understand how too much fight-or-flight stress may turn hair white.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on January 23, 2020 in ExperiMentations
Expanded research on childhood adversity and neglect draws connections with adult outcomes and clarifies bullying issues.
By Guest Blogger on January 22, 2020 in The Guest Room
Musical experiences may vary more within cultures than between them.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on January 22, 2020 in Social Instincts
New research explores the development of loneliness in midlife and old age.
By Charlotte Markey Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Smart People Don’t Diet
Wishing you had stuck to your New Year's resolution to lose weight? Here's why weight loss is so hard.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People often have conflicting memories of the same event. Rather than call someone else a liar, new research on correcting false memories suggests how to get your point across.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 20, 2020 in Canine Corner
The ability to recognize subtle distinctions in spoken word sounds is not a uniquely human ability since recent research shows that dogs can do that as well.
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
Beards prompt snap judgments about the person behind the hair. What kind of judgments? You might be surprised.
By Christopher Bergland on January 19, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Being inauthentic at work can take a heavy psychological toll and diminish your odds of long-term career success, according to new research.
By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. on January 19, 2020 in Caveman Politics
One of the hottest topics in politics is polarization. Humans and non-human animals share many behaviors, including splitting into competing groups.
By Carolyn Roy-Bornstein M.D. on January 18, 2020 in Last Stop on the Struggle Bus
How family cohesion in adolescence promotes better mental health in adulthood.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 18, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
According to new research, highly neurotic individuals have trouble monitoring their emotions, negatively affecting their health.
By Obehi Alofoje M.S. on January 17, 2020 in The Productive Millennial
A step-by-by step guide to surviving the January blues.
By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on January 15, 2020 in Life After 50
Benevolent sexism, unlike hostile sexism or other overt forms of discrimination, can be deceptive because it comes with a smile.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on January 15, 2020 in Evidence-Based Living
A major new clinical report on autism spectrum disorders summarizes the body of evidence that has developed over the past 12 years.
By Ingo Zettler Ph.D. on January 15, 2020 in Individual Differences
A new meta-analysis shows which traits are linked to prosocial behavior.
By Alex Dimitriu M.D. on January 14, 2020 in Psychiatry and Sleep
When we go to sleep, our brains go to work, performing critical functions that affect cognition and memory.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 14, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The announcement that Prince Harry and Princess Meghan seek freedom from the royal family can be understood from research on the role of ambivalence in family relationships.
By Christopher Bergland on January 14, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Research in mice may lead to pharmaceutical treatments that block traumatic memories.