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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By David P. Barash Ph.D.
There's a long history of impaired leaders, and it continues.
By Joe Pierre M.D.
Mistrust and mass appeal.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D.
Changes in the shape and size of the cortex.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN
Monkeys are more cognitively flexible than we are.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The core quality of borderline personality disorder.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
... and why being submissive to your lover is humiliating.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Singlehood, better than relationships that aren't even that bad.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D.
These six factors pushed human evolution away from violence.
By David Ludden Ph.D.
When do women date men for free meals?
By Glenn Geher Ph.D.
The vital importance of random assignment to experimental conditions.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
What does science tell us about the welfare of emotional support animals?
By Lydia Denworth
Countering the popular idea that knowing yourself is good for you.
By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D.
How to escape the mental clown suit.
By David B. Feldman Ph.D.
Four questions can help develop a ritual for honoring loss and healing grief.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D.
Accurately diagnosing the first episode of mania is challenging.
By Art Markman Ph.D.
Factors that lead people to moralize meat-eating.
By David Rettew M.D.
People often disagree about what qualifies as a psychiatric illness.
By Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D.
Research reveals the pull of cyclical relationships—and who's at risk.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D.
More than 70 percent of selfie-related deaths occur in males.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
Be aware of the paradoxes
By Amy C. Edmondson Ph.D.
What does psychological safety sound like?
By Samoon Ahmad M.D.
The neurological effects of addiction
By Ira Hyman Ph.D.
The moment of waking up confused can help us understand Alzheimer’s.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D.
Two contradictory yet insistent messages can damage men’s mental health.
By Bruce Grierson
So why is it so hard to accept advice?
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC
How animals respond to subtle changes around them.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D.
Is America plagued by a surplus of very stable geniuses?
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
An interview with Glenn Albrecht about his new book and solastalgia.
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.
New research challenges our belief that intense passion is limited to teenagers.
By Mark Travers Ph.D.
New research examines gender differences in the interpretation of emojis.
By Jonathan Wai Ph.D.
We are drawn to the belief that “one weird trick" can improve our lives.
By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H.
Sandwiched between baby boomers and millennials
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
How biased we are about future intentions to exercise.
By Peter Gray Ph.D.
Trustful parenting is thrown off course, in various ways, when fear prevails.
By Gordon Hodson Ph.D.
Male politicians insist that they cannot be sexist because they have daughters
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D.
Why social science needs to stop marketing trivial effects as meaningful.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D.
The new field of Epigenetics transforms the impossible into the possible.
By Cami Rosso
Columbia’s neuroscience discovery breaks conventional wisdom.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D.
“Perhaps psychiatry’s grandest working theory since Freud” in a nutshell.
By Jade Wu Ph.D.
How to turn off your mind
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D.
9 insights into hate from psychological research
By Jennifer V. Fayard Ph.D.
Your results may not be as accurate as you think. Here's why.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.
The association between age and wisdom is intuitive.
By Sarah Hunter Murray Ph.D.
New research sheds light on the sexual lives of "cougars."
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD
Facing a reality too big to believe.
By Arash Emamzadeh
New research examines motives for kissing.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D.
Graduate programs are dropping the GRE requirement. Will it reduce bias?
By Ritch C. Savin-Williams Ph.D.
They are as likely to rate the sex as “wanted” as boys who have sex later.
By Rob Henderson
A review of 'The Ape That Understood the Universe."
By Emily Deans M.D.
Understanding the genetics of psychiatry is closer than ever.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.
The personality similarities between people's ex-partners.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA
How can we make sense of relentless senselessness?
By Mark Leary Ph.D.
What makes people humble?
By Ralph Lewis M.D.
Our brains abhor randomness, seek patterns and crave control.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D.
When people with personality disorders gain power.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
Six ways revisiting painful memories can loosen their grip.
By Amee Baird Ph.D.
How sex can trigger temporary and permanent brain conditions.
By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D.
Are they really into you? Check for these signs.
By Madeleine A. Fugère Ph.D.
Declines predict lower satisfaction for both partners.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
A new analysis shows financial rewards are effective.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC
Three consequences of helping others without helping yourself.
By Bence Nanay Ph.D.
...in spite of radical changes in our aesthetic preferences.
By Scott Grafton MD
How we think we look and how we measure up are often not the same.
By Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev.
...and how acknowledging past hurts can help you better cope.
By Renee Engeln Ph.D.
A growing body of research suggests we should take this phenomenon seriously.
By Margaret R Rutherford Ph.D.
5. Focusing on tasks, as a way to feel valuable.