There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 17, 2019 in Canine Corner
Does the fact that larger dogs generally have larger brains mean that bigger dog breeds are smarter than smaller dog breeds?
By Christopher Bergland on January 16, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
After analyzing millions of candid photos, research found 35 facial expressions that convey emotions across cultures. Surprisingly, 17 convey happiness.
By Arash Emamzadeh on January 15, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines a model of how anger is perpetuated in a romantic relationship. It also suggests ways to break the cycle.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 15, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
If you had to characterize the ideal personality, what criteria would you use? New research shows that experts agree on 4 basic qualities that can make you truly healthy.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on January 15, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
While working later in life may seem prudent financially, most people do not continue to work past the typical retirement age.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on January 14, 2019 in Brain and Behavior
All of which raises the health risks well into adulthood
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Human Equation
Is there such a thing as too much love? Maybe not, but in serial killer Dellen Millard's case, there was too much of something.
By B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., Anthony Rostain M.D. on January 13, 2019 in The Stressed Years of Their Lives
Our market-driven, individualistic, and fragmented approach to college mental health is simply not up to the enormity of the challenges ahead.
By Elizabeth Mazur, Ph.D. on January 12, 2019 in De-Stressing Disability
Do daters reveal their disabilities online?
By Lydia Denworth on January 12, 2019 in Brain Waves
The secret to healthy aging? A new study reveals the powerful, positive and pervasive effects of filling life with people and activities that feel worthwhile.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 12, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Holding a grudge can make your relationships unpleasant, if not miserable. New research suggests the 5 best ways to help you get past that grudge and move on.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Women Who Stray
Will new guidelines on treating men help or hurt?
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Animal Minds
Humans can judge the weight of objects without ever handling them. What about other animals?
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on January 10, 2019 in Media Spotlight
Along with health issues like obesity and mood disorders, the stress of becoming a parent may impact the immune system in ways that continue to impact health much later in life.
By Arash Emamzadeh on January 10, 2019 in Finding a New Home
New research suggests that instead of trying antidepressants for a couple of months, there might be a better and quicker way of predicting which antidepressant will work.
By Cami Rosso on January 09, 2019 in The Future Brain
Pioneering Caltech researchers create a DNA-based computer that is small enough to run inside a single cell.
By Christopher Bergland on January 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, researchers at MIT have identified a specific genetic mutation that is correlated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 09, 2019 in Canine Corner
New data shows that in conformation dog shows male and female dogs do not have the same likelihood of winning and earning titles.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
In a conflict-ridden standoff, arriving at a consensus can seem impossible. New research shows how this is made worse with people whose narcissism makes them feel threatened.
By John Bradshaw Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in Pets and Their People
A new study reveals paradoxes among British attitudes towards the predatory habits of domestic cats.
By Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D. on January 07, 2019 in Slightly Blighty
Nearly one in 10 single women will be induced not to marry as a result of a big money lottery win. Additional income encourages single women to remain unmarried.
By Omri Gillath Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in All We Need Is Love
Is moving hurting your close relationships? Only if you treat your friends like your belongings.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in The New Brain
Research on suppressing anger by directly controlling electrical activity in brain circuits.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 06, 2019 in Animal Emotions
When female Barbary macaques observe other individuals grooming one another, it makes them feel good, relax and chill out, and become more friendly toward group members.
By Paul L. Morgan Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Children Who Struggle
Our new study suggests that rescinding the Obama-era school discipline guidance was a mistake as disparities in suspension are not explained by "societal factors other than race."
By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Intimately Connected
Stopping oral contraceptives may enhance the appeal of alternative partners, a recent study concludes.
By Marjorie L. Baldwin Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Beyond Schizophrenia
Shortages of psychiatric beds are so acute that courts are threatening state mental health systems with contempt for holding patients in jail. Now, CMS offers some welcome relief.
By Christopher Bergland on January 04, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research shows how large crowds flow like water in ways that are beyond each individual's control. If not well guided, the fluid-like dynamics of big groups can be dangerous.
By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Finding the Next Einstein
If you want to get smarter this new year, brain training probably won't cut it. Instead, try reading one of these books.
By Mark Derr on January 02, 2019 in Dog's Best Friend
German theorists take a fresh look at the wolf-to-dog transition.