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By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on June 20, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
You will find artificial sweeteners in diet sodas, yogurts, canned fruits, chewing gum, and ice cream to name a few. Research shows they may be safer than you think.
By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on June 19, 2018 in Fellow Creatures
A new study finds service dogs may help veterans with PTSD, as shown by physiological and psychological measures.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on June 19, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
Much of your behavior is affected by what other people are doing. Why is that so?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on June 19, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Relationships in which one person is a psychopath may seem hard enough. Research shows the even poorer outcome when both fit the psychopathic profile.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on June 19, 2018 in Animals and Us
New research on the biology of taste helps explain why some people may find it more difficult to give up meat than do other people.
By Abigail Fagan on June 18, 2018 in Brainstorm
A major organization representing psychologists is highlighting the psychological danger of family separation.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on June 18, 2018 in Cravings
Develop higher levels of mindfulness to prevent feelings of rejection and exclusion.
By Arash Emamzadeh on June 18, 2018 in Finding a New Home
I define pride and arrogance and discuss research that shows us how to distinguish the two.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC on June 18, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
Previously debated as a distinct mental health concern, the ICD-11 diagnosis for Gaming Disorder provides a classification to distinguish general use from problematic use.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on June 18, 2018 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
You can help prevent suicide.
By Mitch Prinstein Ph.D. on June 17, 2018 in The Modern Teen
It doesn't matter if your child watches the show or not. Here's why children may be at risk, why they are so susceptible to popular media, and what you can do now.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on June 17, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
From an evolutionary perspective, there are many reasons that dads are a distant second compared with moms.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on June 16, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People with social anxiety disorder can suffer in many ways, not the least of which involves intimacy. The newest approach to treatment focuses specifically on relationships.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on June 15, 2018 in Insight Is 20/20
Parents can use the information from a new study by talking to their kids about social media use in a specific, focused way that encourages insight and reflection in the child.
By Naomi Ellemers Ph.D. on June 15, 2018 in Social Climates
A focus on fathers changes stereotypical views, a recent study suggests.
By Arash Emamzadeh on June 14, 2018 in Finding a New Home
Do you wish that there was a way you could feel more empowered? A new series of studies suggests that the possibility exists—and is available to everyone.
By Devon Frye on June 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
In a new meta-analysis, resistance training was found to be an effective means of reducing symptoms.
By Larry D. Rosen Ph.D. on June 13, 2018 in Rewired: The Psychology of Technology
Will new apps help smartphone users avoid device addiction?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on June 13, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
CBT-I is widely recognized as the treatment of choice for chronic insomnia; a new study reveals how and why the benefits are long-lasting.
By Tim Lomas Ph.D. on June 13, 2018 in Finding Light in the Darkness
As the World Cup starts, what does it mean to have ‘national pride’? Exploring the significance of a complex and difficult phenomenon.
By Madelon Sprengnether on June 12, 2018 in Minding Memory
I was well into my thirties and a beneficial course of psychotherapy when I began to understand that I was not responsible for my stepfather’s death.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on June 12, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Defense mechanisms can play an important role in helping alleviate negative emotions. New research shows there’s one to avoid if you want your relationship to last.
By Christopher Bergland on June 12, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Facial expressions that engage muscles around the eye area known as "Duchenne markers" make someone seem more emotionally intense and sincere, according to a new study.
By Devon Frye on June 11, 2018 in Brainstorm
It can be daunting to talk about a loved one's thoughts of self-harm. Here are some guidelines for an open, empathic dialogue.
By Utpal Dholakia on June 11, 2018 in The Science Behind Behavior
When we make things, we tend to consume them more mindfully and it supports our well-being.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on June 11, 2018 in Talking About Men
What are the root causes of men's mental health woes? Is it male stubbornness and reticence to talk? Or is it a toxic social environment and an unresponsive mental health system?
By Austin Dacey Ph.D. on June 10, 2018 in Reasoning Together
What makes a school a “good school”? Grade point averages and standardized test scores? Class sizes? Or "sustained intergroup contact"?
By Katherine Nguyen Williams Ph.D. on June 10, 2018 in The Modern Child
Anthony Bourdain's mother said, "He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this." How can we tell if our children are at risk?
By Arash Emamzadeh on June 08, 2018 in Finding a New Home
The reason we dislike other groups or teams may have nothing to do with competition.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC on June 08, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
With the recent losses of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide prevention has been highlighted in the media. Here's what you can do to help contribute to suicide prevention.