Should you tell your best friend? Your date? Your impatient boss? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen walks you through this tough decision
Social neuroscientists ask what happens at the level of neurons when you tell someone a story or a group watches movies
Several factors, from geography to group identity, helped this traditional body art endure—even as similar practices were lost in other cultures
New findings suggest that internalized attitudes can change—but not for all identity groups
Research reveals strategies for staying motivated in the face of challenges
Researchers are unraveling the psychological reasons why some people relentlessly self-diagnose themselves online for hours a day
Brief but intensive treatments are proving to be effective for many anxiety disorders
Tracking the location and mood of 15,000 people, researchers found that scenic beauty was linked to happiness—including near urban sights like bridges and buildings. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Study finds newspaper closures are linked to partisanship
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explores the 4 grand effects of this unique emotion
Contrary to a popular hypothesis, pro-social religions didn’t kick-start complex social systems
New study finds no changes in health care costs
Pro-gun advocates claim new laws will not make us safer. But here is evidence the right laws will do exactly that
The traces we leave on the Web and on our digital devices can give advertisers and others surprising, and sometimes disturbing, insights into our psychology
We reward a productive stretch with a “quick break” that morphs into a two-hour social media sinkhole. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen helps us maximize our breaks and recharge without losing momentum...
Do you have to wait for more than 50 percent of the group to agree with a minority opinion before it can take over? It turns out, you need far less than that
Weekday sleep deprivation with weekend make-up sleeping seems to be worse for blood sugar control than even chronic sleep deprivation alone.
Collaborations between followers of opposing ideologies lead to less biased, higher quality Wikipedia pages
Hundreds of thousands of people experience mania without ever getting depressed. Why does psychiatry insist on calling them bipolar?