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 Matthew J Sharps Ph.D. on February 19, 2021 in The Forensic View
Children may witness horrible crimes, including the most horrible crimes against themselves; but we have to understand the child witness to make sense of the evidence.
By Lily Bailey on February 19, 2021 in Because We Are Bad
Do’s and don'ts for having helpful conversations with young people about their mental health.
By Daniel Graham, Ph.D. on February 19, 2021 in Your Internet Brain
A recent study shines light on large-scale patterns of brain activity. Results support the notion that using 100 percent of your brain is not achievable—or desirable.
By David Rettew M.D. on February 18, 2021 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Time-out or time-ins? Don’t fall for oversimplified explanations and remedies for your child’s misdeeds.
By Alex Dimitriu M.D. on February 18, 2021 in Psychiatry and Sleep
Want to ensure your vaccination offers the greatest protection against COVID-19? Sleep—and sleep well—before and after your vaccine appointment.
By Ewan Morrison on February 18, 2021 in Word-Less
Believing in a conspiracy theory gave my father a goal, a way to interpret confusing events, and a deep sense of camaraderie. But there was also, of course, a darker side.
By Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary Ph.D. on February 18, 2021 in More Than a Feeling
Anxiety is the crisis of our era. But science shows that we can turn the tables on anxiety and make it our ally.
By Christopher Bergland on February 17, 2021 in The Athlete's Way
Analyzing stride-to-stride fluctuations in someone's walking pattern may be a novel way to test for cognitive decline in older adults, a new study suggests.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 17, 2021 in Ulterior Motives
Protests may or may not spur companies or legislators to act. New research explores the effect they have on movements' ambitions to win popular support.
By Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on February 17, 2021 in The Psychology of Relationships
What does your relationship's future hold? Research has explored the most common reasons to stay and to go.
By James Danckert Ph.D., and John Eastwood, Ph.D. on February 16, 2021 in The Engaged Mind
Research suggests why time has slowed during COVID—and what we can do about it.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on February 16, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
Have you developed a crush on a companion? Research reveals that feelings for a friend might not be a bad thing.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on February 16, 2021 in Talking Apes
New research shows that even when people reject their religion, their attitudes about moral issues are still influenced by early childhood experiences.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on February 16, 2021 in In the Name of Love
The most comfortable and easy location to have sex is in bed. Why, then, do so many people prefer to have sex outdoors?
By Stanley Renshon Ph.D. on February 15, 2021 in Presidential Politics on the Couch
The ghosts of greatness past whisper in many president's ears.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on February 15, 2021 in The Science Behind Behavior
In the pursuit of unanimous beliefs lie the seeds of myopia, discrimination, coercion, and dysfunction.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 14, 2021 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines whether the fear of missing out—also known as "FOMO"—is a function of generational or individual differences.
By Mark L. Ruffalo D.Psa., L.C.S.W. on February 14, 2021 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
Pseudologia fantastica is a rare psychiatric syndrome characterized by fantastical lies and intrapsychic motivation.
By Elinor Greenberg Ph.D. on February 13, 2021 in Understanding Narcissism
If you read about narcissism on the internet, you will often encounter a whole mythology about people with narcissistic personality disorder. Don't fall for fake news.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on February 13, 2021 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Although you may consider yourself a rational person, new research shows the 5 types of magical beliefs you might hold about your relationship and why these might have benefits.