Poor-quality sleep may heighten behaviors including hyperactivity, compulsions and aggressiveness
Feelings of uncertainty and losing control bring a preference for “dominant” versus “prestige” leaders
Pro-gun advocates claim new laws will not make us safer. But here is evidence the right laws will do exactly that
The social scientist behind a pro-gun study objects to the story “Journey to Gunland,” but the reporter says his claims are false
The verdict is in: a scientific review of different policing approaches
War deaths have increased dramatically in the modern era, new research contends, despite other statistics that suggest the risks of becoming a victim of violence have lessened
Worry and anxiety can eat away at kids’ comfort and confidence, especially at stressful transition times like going back to school or to summer camp. Here are 5 helpful tips to ease the mind of an anxious child
Following hurricanes and other major disasters comes another wave of trouble: post traumatic stress
Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings
More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite?
There are many concerns about the appropriate use of neuroscience in a criminal justice setting
A large trial in schools showed no evidence of benefits, and hints it could even cause problems
Geotagged tweets using slang like “dummies,” “Captain Cody” or other drug handles could help pinpoint clusters of opioid problems more quickly than traditional methods do
As news coverage of California's most recent drought intensified, water use trends went down—suggesting news might inspire consumers to conserve. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The term “separation anxiety” usually conjures the image of a tearful toddler, or worse, a whimpering dog, but millions of grown-ups live with separation anxiety, too
From Clarence Thomas to basically all of Uber to Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment is as rampant as it is repugnant. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen examines the psychology of sexual harassment
The issue transcends national borders and class boundaries to touch the lives of roughly 33 percent of all women worldwide
Sharing an imaginary world can bring you closer
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters.