Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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By Devon Frye on July 18, 2018 in Brainstorm
Nearly 20 percent of teens in the U.S. report hurting themselves intentionally.
By Kevin Bennett on July 17, 2018 in Modern Minds
Can you spot active shooters before they become violent? Based on recent shootings, a new FBI report identifies pre-attack behavioral signals to watch out for.
By Christopher Bergland on July 17, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that one 15-minute aerobic workout can improve brain connectivity and efficiency.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on July 17, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
As violent video games continue to grow in popularity, do they lead to real-life violence?
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 16, 2018 in Finding a New Home
New research shows that our beliefs about how much control we have over our lives as we age, can influence our mental abilities via their influence on our activity levels.
By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on July 16, 2018 in Urban Survival
A recent study finds that yoga could help reduce fall risk in people with Parkinson's disease.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
Some people are really good at logical reasoning. Other people seem more strongly swayed by whether the information fits with what they already know.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in The Forgiving Life
Too often, people are living in the present with the weight of the past inside of them. It not only is unproductive to let this happen but also you can be freed to thrive.
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on July 16, 2018 in The Red-Light District
Although gaming disorder is controversial, some experts have weighed in with proposed signs.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on July 16, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Are we turning the corner on sexual harassment? New research on insecurity and status extends our understanding of what spawns sexual harassment.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 15, 2018 in Finding a New Home
What results in good parenting? Parental characteristics? Children’s? A study of nearly 1,000 twins points to a few different factors.
By Mirsad Serdarevic Ph.D. on July 14, 2018 in Sound as a Bell
If football teams are brains then their midfield players are their prefrontal cortex – making decisions, solving problems, and controlling stress response.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 14, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People high in narcissism need to be the center of every conversation. New research shows what drives them to dominate and how you can intervene to get a word in edgewise.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Culture Conscious
A new study investigates a recurring question: Do interculturally competent people go abroad, or does going abroad increase one's intercultural competence?
By Daniel P. Keating Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Stressful Lives
The potential psychological harm from traumatic events merits attention. But we need to also focus on resilience. The boys rescued from the Thai cave may benefit from that.
By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on July 12, 2018 in Stepmonster
Research illuminates the three most common sexual fantasies in the U.S.—and more.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 11, 2018 in Finding a New Home
A meta-analysis based on data from 31 studies and 25 million people confirms a link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on July 11, 2018 in Canine Corner
New data shows that puppies can learn not only by watching the behavior of dogs, but by watching the behavior of people as well.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on July 11, 2018 in Demystifying Psychiatry
There are drugs that rapidly lead to increased connections between nerve cells and have therapeutic potential for treating psychiatric illnesses.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 10, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Your belief in your ability to succeed defines your level of self-efficacy. New research shows why it’s worth building your self-efficacy to train your body and your mind.
By Scott M. Stanley Ph.D. on July 10, 2018 in Sliding vs. Deciding
New CDC data shows just how common cohabitation has become. What are the trends? What are the implications for relationship development and families? Dig in for a serious look.
By Sarah Whitton Ph.D. on July 09, 2018 in Today’s Couples and Families:
Its common knowledge that hooking up is common on college campuses today. But what happens after the hook-up?
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 09, 2018 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines the commonality of trauma (e.g., bullying) in people with eating disorders, and suggests that a history of trauma should influence treatment.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on July 09, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
The evidence of how well sunscreen protects against skin cancer is mixed.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 09, 2018 in Talking Apes
It’s not just the sensual pleasure but also the deep personal connection that makes partnered sex so fulfilling.
By David Niose on July 07, 2018 in Our Humanity, Naturally
The Great Displacement will mean lost jobs for millions, an epic shift for society. One candidate says this can be a great opportunity, if we plan for it.
By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on July 06, 2018 in The Freedom to Change
If you have ever wondered what drives your leader's behaviors toward you at work, attachment theory can help. It's not all about romance.
By Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D., and Caryl Rivers on July 06, 2018 in A Woman's Place
Policy presents grave danger to kids at the border.
By Christopher Bergland on July 06, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research on parrots suggests that robust connectivity between the cerebellum ("little brain") and the cerebrum facilitates complex cognitive abilities in both birds and humans.
By Cami Rosso on July 05, 2018 in The Future Brain
The pharmaceutical and biotech industries are ripe for disruption. Startups and corporate behemoths alike are investing in artificial intelligence technology solutions.