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Anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker explores the roots of mental illness stigma in his new book.
Artist Anne Basting is reimagining how to forge connections between those with dementia and their loved ones.
A conversation with neuroscientist David Linden about his new book on human individuality.
It’s not easy to hold yourself accountable for harm you’ve caused others. A new book explains why, and outlines a plan for offering sincere, restorative apologies.
How can clinicians on the frontlines overcome the stress, anxiety, and grief unleashed during the pandemic?
A new study suggests changes in awareness and diagnostic practices are more likely answers.
Appalachian Trail record holder Jennifer Pharr Davis explains how to grapple with social isolation.
The removal of a family member was associated with increased suicidal thoughts, alcohol use, and aggression.
Sports reporter Ben Cohen searches for the existence of the “hot hand” in his new book on the science of streaks.
The actor and filmmaker talk about the creation of the film, in which a woman struggles to protect a friend who is derailed by delusions.
Psychologist Emily Balcetis reveals how to avoid the pitfalls that often prevent people from achieving success.
These factors may make us more likely to treat someone leniently.
People recalled others’ offenses more readily than their own. The perceived intent behind the act was key.
A prime way to cope may be to lean on those outside of your competitive circle.
Being single in adolescence need not be a source of concern.
Expectant moms with opioid use disorder may fear seeking much-needed treatment.
Parents and schools should help kids fact-check what they’re “learning” online.
Some approaches to psychotherapy have stacks of studies backing them up. But a recent analysis shows a need for more rigorous testing—as well as ongoing status checks in therapy.
People who use emotion differentiation skills may experience less distress when grappling with their feelings.
More satisfying decisions may emerge when one person takes the lead.
Women graduates who scored high-paying jobs tended to have close circles of female colleagues.
The disproportionate increase in female suicide is alarming, researchers say, and highlights the need for new, tailored prevention strategies.
From personality traits to confirmation bias: Seven scientists share what they consider solid insights about people and how we behave.
Key barriers to treatment remain, despite increased access to care.
Drug testing is difficult when the end goal is a patient’s biggest fear.
New research examines how having one mental disorder increases risk for a second.
People in faith communities can face distinct challenges in dealing with mental illness. Mental health practitioners and advocates are finding ways to meet them.
Early research finds little evidence that they prevent distress.
A new study finds further evidence of an association between cannabis use—particularly heavy use—and a risk of developing psychosis. But questions about causality remain.
A recent study examined the awareness—or lack thereof—people have about in-the-moment personality impressions.
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