A study of white female nurses found those who were more optimistic were a third less likely to die of any cause
A look inside the January/February issue of Scientific American Mind
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers nine tips to deal with workplace bullying
Economic woes wrought by globalization are only part of the cause.
Study shows power of framing advice as fighting authority
Before, on and after Christmas suicide rates are lowest of the year—but New Year’s Day sees a spike
If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do?
A 2010 study claimed that striking certain poses could alter hormone levels and risk-taking behavior. But subsequent studies can’t replicate that finding. Christopher Intagliata reports.
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers fear of driving and how to kick it to the curb
Doubts about a Harvard professor’s landmark finding
The bittersweet emotion increases feelings of vitality
Social hierarchies among rhesus macaques give rise to differences in their ability to respond to bacterial and viral invaders
The holidays can bring joy or dread, but family rituals make them enjoyable, research suggests
How to keep your holiday dinner from turning into a partisan smackdown
You can change your outlook, and it will bring benefits
People are more likely to wear their emotions on their sleeves in countries with a strong history of immigration
Before the smartphone or even Morse code, some rural peoples “spoke” long distance by whistling. Linguists are racing to study the dying languages
The president-elect won the election by artfully shaping and responding to his supporters’ views
A study of seven jurisdictions found that when cops wear body cameras, complaints against them by civilians fall precipitously.
The popular claim that “filter bubbles” are why fake news thrives on Facebook is almost certainly wrong