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By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on May 20, 2018 in Living Single
Marriage rates have been plummeting. A new study asks why and ends up showing that we need new ways of thinking about how to live a life.
By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on May 19, 2018 in Side Effects
Our well-being and that of our neighbors is far more interlinked than we realize.
By Hans Rutger Bosker Ph.D. on May 18, 2018 in Chitchat About Chatter
Do you hear Laurel or Yanny? The psychology of the social media hype revealed...
By Tim Lomas Ph.D. on May 18, 2018 in Finding Light in the Darkness
Are you ambivalent (or even annoyed) about the royal wedding? This Buddhist idea might help.
By Arash Emamzadeh on May 17, 2018 in Finding a New Home
Does watching TV make us unhappy—as many TV critics continue to claim—or are we drawn to TV when we are already unhappy? A new study investigates this chicken-or-egg question.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on May 17, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
The recent arrest of Joseph DeAngelo as the "Golden State Killer" reveals a life with many parallels to Dennis Rader, the "BTK Killer" of Wichita.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on May 16, 2018 in Your Brain on Food
Marijuana users who also smoke cigarettes face a challenging dilemma: do they feel genetically lucky?
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on May 16, 2018 in Canine Corner
Dogs and their owners can have similar allergic responses depending upon where they live and their lifestyle.
By Daniel L Carlson Ph.D. on May 16, 2018 in The Chore Chart
American couples are having less sex today than in the past. This is true for all except those that share housework. Here are the 3 reasons why egalitarian couples thrive.
By Christopher Bergland on May 16, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Vagus nerve stimulation may enhance the brain's ability to rewire itself.
By Anne M. Cleary Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Quirks of Memory
Have you ever felt that insight came to you in a dream? From where do innovative ideas come? New research helps explain why the old adage "sleep on it" may be true.
By Edie Jarolim Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Freud’s World
Freud and Vienna had a mutual love-hate relationship. New attention to its internationally famed resident suggests that love may be on the ascendance in Austria's capital.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Lorin Lindner's "Birds of a Feather: A True Story of Hope and the Healing Power of Animals" shows how much animals can help us along when times are tough. It's a game-changer.
By Thomas Hills Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Statistical Life
America's voting system is rigged from the inside out, and minorities are the ones taking the hit.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
There are many ways that someone can feel powerful in the world. Some of them are actions you can take to feel a greater sense of power.
By Natalie Bazarova Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Social Media Stories
Here's what cyberbullying researchers and advocates will need to address to continue the fight against it.
By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Ritual and the Brain
Feeling stressed? You might be adding to your anxiety by not planning your life properly. New science explains.
By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Attraction, Evolved
Are people distracted by attractive others more likely to cheat?
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 13, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Behavioral evidence shows dogs feel jealously, and a new study has discovered more amygdala activation when they watched a fake dog get food than when food was placed in a bucket.
By Daniel Robinson on May 12, 2018 in Sanity Over Success
What the mothers of 'A Dangerous Son' want you to hear.
By Leonard Sax M.D., Ph.D. on May 12, 2018 in Sax on Sex
Is Fortnite good, bad, or other?
By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on May 12, 2018 in Sense of Time
Can we as humans foresee the future? A recent review of the scientific evidence makes this strong claim.
By Gil Greengross Ph.D. on May 12, 2018 in Humor Sapiens
Is humor good for your health?
By Lydia Denworth on May 11, 2018 in Brain Waves
Have a lot in common with your friends? You might be surprised to learn just how deep the similarities go.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 11, 2018 in Cravings
Feeling stressed? Brain-dead? Dark chocolate can give you the mental boost you need to feel and perform better.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on May 11, 2018 in Media Spotlight
What are the psychological costs of unwanted pursuit behavior and stalking? New research explores how different kinds of harassment can affect women.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on May 11, 2018 in Close Encounters
Facebook lets us broadcast our relationships to the world and learn about our partners' lives. What does this mean for our relationships, and what role does personality play?
By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 10, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
Some facts that seem perfectly obvious are also incorrect. Confidence may be more a marker of how likely other people are to agree with a statement than its truth.
By Edward A. Wasserman Ph.D. on May 09, 2018 in The Mind Menagerie
If we’re going to contend with the damage wrought by fake news, then we must understand how it exploits our adaptive learning processes.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on May 09, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
For decades, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines advised that drinking in moderation was healthy, but a new analysis finds otherwise.