Researchers at MIT believe they might have located the neural regions responsible for pessimism.
A study of 15,582 elderly Hong Kong community residents suggests a link between robust intellectual activity and avoiding the onset of dementia.
The first step is recognizing that physical, mental, and emotional health are interconnected.
Gender studies are leaving the college halls and heading into the lab. Increasingly, there have been more rigorous studies into how transgender people neurologically relate to the sex they identify with rather than...
NYU researchers may have finally put to rest the mystery of how speech is processed in the brain.
“Our country doesn’t do many things well, but when it comes to big occasions, no one else comes close,” so claimed an instructor I heard at the gym this week. He might be an expert in physical fitness but it’s...
There’s a chicken and egg thing going on here when it comes to having a mood disorder and discordant circadian rhythms.
The more diverse minds we have, the better we are as a population.
A new paper published in the journal American Psychologist shows how NASA is using personality research to learn what makes the best team of astronauts.
TMS might also help those with anxiety, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury.
Some of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime will occur while you feel stressed and anxious.
Hanging out with a bat vs. being a bat. Why 'titanic' artists are too big to float. Bob Dylan's very worst song, and more.
In his new book, The Consciousness Instinct, Michael Gazzaniga does a deep dive into the process of consciousness.
Shock treatment may be the best therapy for major depression. Unfortunately, the stigma against it is holding back the potentially beneficial treatment.
In a post-truth world of alternative facts, there is understandable interest in the psychology behind why people are so attached to their opinions and why it is so difficult to change minds.
Somewhere out there, perhaps in another place and time, there’s a person who looks like your identical twin stranger — at least to an untrained observer.
Being creative gives you a natural predisposition to schizophrenia, according to a massive new study by the British Journal of Psychiatry.
The survey asked respondents to rate their anxiety levels in five areas: safety, health, finances, relationships and politics.
For many, their religion is a core part of their identity, the meaning they find in life, and their social world. Changing this crucial aspect of themselves will have significant psychological consequences.
Some of us can adjust our moods by listening to certain types of music we know will affect us. This survey looks at the music Americans turn to for mood modification.