Research shows the appeal of untestable beliefs and how they lead to a polarized society
The microbiome may yield a new class of psychobiotics for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders
The last place anyone expects to find a designer is in a hospital, clinic or operating room, but those are exactly the spaces where I embed myself.
For years, I’ve been getting e-mails from people who praise my brilliant research on terrorism and then ask me tough questions about the topic
An American woman offers help and home to children in Liberia
Groups that elicit disgust are judged more severely for "impure" acts
Research probes the origins of performance shyness
Revenge is sweet when the target is perceived to be part of a group with the original perpetrator
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” — World Health Organization (1946) Many poets, philosophers, and thinkers throughout history have recognized the intimate link between physical and mental health...
It’s clear that we as a nation are failing to engage minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as we could.
Prescription medication can help some people beat their addictions—but not without complications
—Jenna Owen, England
Harvard Business School’s Linda A. Hill explains how to foster an organization’s collective genius
A look at the financial and behavioral nudges that can provide incentives for change
Negative reactions to positive experiences help to keep our emotions on an even keel
Choosing a user name starting with a letter appearing earlier in the alphabet is just one scientifically vetted way to increase the odds of turning an online encounter into a first date...
Whether you’re single or partnered up this Valentine’s Day, psychology has all sorts of tips for you on how to find your next great love or improve your existing relationship with the one you’ve got...
Deep-brain stimulation has shown potential to help the up to 20 percent of patients with major depression who don’t get relief from medication, psychotherapy or other means
Some random historical facts about the number 13 may be behind some people's irrational aversion to Friday the 13th. Karen Hopkin reports.