Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
Verified by Psychology Today
By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Laugh, Cry, Live
This week’s #metoo moment yields a pointed lesson on how sexual harassment is mostly about power dynamics—and even feminist scholars can wield power plays.
By Cami Rosso on August 16, 2018 in The Future Brain
The World Economic Forum predicts AI will destroy the traditional financial services industry business model.
By Devon Frye on August 16, 2018 in Brainstorm
A crowdfunded initiative aims to shed much-needed light on body-focused repetitive behaviors.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on August 15, 2018 in Bias Fundamentals
A new study suggested trigger warnings might harm students. But several caveats have been missed. The results even reveal that warnings might be helpful.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on August 15, 2018 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
What can we do about bigotry, hatred, and racial violence? A former skinhead says the answer is love.
By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 15, 2018 in Urban Survival
Research finds that 10 minutes of walking and meditation can improve your mood.
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.