Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Understanding and improving the mental health of immigrants
New research explores the meaningfulness of routine activities and how engaging in meaningful activities is related to well-being.
How effective is ketamine infusion for depression? A recent review provides some answers.
On the dangers—and the appeal—of dichotomous thinking.
Donald Trump is among the most powerful people in the world. I use the example of Trump to discuss the six bases of social power.
In these last days of Trump’s presidency, I review answers to the question of diagnosing the mental health of public figures.
A new cross-sectional research study of over a half-million participants concludes that loneliness and social exclusion increase pain.
New research examines whether ketamine infusion is effective for treating symptoms of depression.
A recent research paper discusses stress reactivity and ways to manage stress.
New research compares the effectiveness of ketamine administered orally, intravenously, and intranasally.
We all negotiate (or try to), whether with our political opponents or with our friends and family. But what tactics should we use?
In a recent review paper, Melissa Hines of the University of Cambridge discusses the effects of testosterone and socialization on gender development.
New research explores mate retention behaviors (benefit-provisioning and cost-inflicting) in narcissists’ romantic relationships.
New research examines the causes of the health benefits of marriage.
Despite facing criticisms for mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic, heads of governments, new research finds, enjoyed increased approval ratings in the initial phase of the pandemic.
How are homosexual and bisexual individuals different from heterosexuals, in terms of their personality? New research provides some answers.
We know gratitude can be good for one’s health and relationships, but what is the best way to express gratitude to a partner? A new study investigates.
A new study reviews and ranks the best of 36 mindfulness apps for children.
Does the personality, and not just the political views, of a politician matter to you? Why? New research sheds some light on this question.
New research examines the link between voting for Trump (and aggressive politics) and “precarious manhood."
How often have you seen Trump express fear? Sadness? Trump often expresses or evokes certain kinds of emotional experiences.
New research examines the "emotional core" of narcissism.
The 2020 United States presidential election is here. In this post, I discuss common reasons Americans vote or do not vote.
New research examines how responses to sexual advances affect sexual and relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships.
A review of new research on the psychology of protests and riots, in light of Black Lives Matter, anti-mask, and other types of recent protests.
Who is more likely to play hard-to-get, and who is more likely to pursue such a person? New research sheds light on these questions.
New research suggests one in four Americans are taking an over-the-counter drug that might make them more inclined to take risks.
A new study explores common reasons people with depression offer for and against wanting to get better.
"Cuties" has caused much controversy because it appears to sexualize and objectify young girls. How do we justify this on the screen?
New research suggests that in predicting future mental illness, the subjective experience of child abuse may be more important than objective records of maltreatment.
A new study examines potential obstacles to friendship.
Arash Emamzadeh attended the University of British Columbia in Canada, where he studied genetics and psychology. He has also done graduate work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology in U.S.