Essential Reads

Will Trump’s Immigration Policies Create Child Terrorists?

By Jack Turban on April 25, 2017 in Political Minds
Research suggests that policies and rhetoric targeting Muslim majority nations may backfire by creating child terrorists.

How to Decide Whether to Use a Donor During Infertility

If you had planned to create a family with biological children, but are unable to do so, opening up to other approaches can require a lot of mental and emotional work.

How Education Research Can Track Intrapersonal Changes

By APA Division 15 on April 25, 2017 in PsychEd
Education research should focus on situations and processes, not just on differences between groups of people. Intrapersonal research advocates personalized approaches to learning.
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A Lament That Remains

There are many things you outgrow as a child but you don't outgrow the death of a parent.

Love and Exile: Decoding the Many Rules of the Girl Code

By Jen Kim on April 24, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
What do women want from their female friendships? Decoding the rules of the Girl Code.

Do Half of All Marriages Really End in Divorce?

Does the thought that half of all marriages end in divorce have you afraid to tie the knot? That statistic is outdated, and knowing more about the facts can ease your fear.

Femme Fatale: Sexy Women Sway Men to Do Bad Things

Do sexy women send a man's moral compass haywire? New research shows that exposure to sexy images makes a man more likely to cheat, lie, and steal.
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Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Future of Humanity

Is merging the human brain with artificial intelligence the next phase of human evolution?

Is Alex Jones a Conspiracy Theorist or a Performance Artist?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on April 23, 2017 in Psych Unseen
If Jones isn't delusional, what about his followers?

Overcoming the Paralysis of Toxic Shame

How might toxic shame play a role in your anger?

A New Way to Predict Whether Your Partner Will Be Unfaithful

Being able to figure out how faithful your partner will be would seem to be a worthwhile goal. New research suggests a pretty simple, “skin-deep” method.

Even Fish Need Friends

By Lydia Denworth on April 21, 2017 in Brain Waves
Friends calm us down when we're stressed. But how? There's still a lot scientists don't know, but recent studies in animals and humans provide some answers.

Need a Midday Energy Boost? Skip the Caffeine, Take a Walk

Brief bouts of low-to-moderate intensity physical activity are more energizing than a 50 mg dose of caffeine (such as a can of soda or shot of espresso), according to a new study.

Treating Depression by Training Your Amygdala

A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.
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Shrinks Define Dangers of Trump Presidency

By Hara Estroff Marano on April 20, 2017 in Brainstorm
At a conference at Yale, psychiatrists and psychologists begin carving out a new role to combat the gaslighting of America by Donald Trump.

Some Differences Between Traditional and New Therapies

By Stefan G. Hofmann Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in New Therapies
What is the future of psychoanalysis? Is there one?

Going, Going, Gone? Human Sperm Counts Are Plunging

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in How We Do It
Accumulated evidence confirms that human sperm counts have fallen markedly in industrialized countries since the 1930s. Male fertility and reproductive health are threatened.

Does Legalized Marijuana Result in More Teen Use?

Dueling data about whether or not legal marijuana increases teen use has led to a lot of confusion and scientific cherry picking.

What Motivates Us and Why

What methods work best to encourage people to strive for lofty goals?

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