Latest Psychology Stories
The DOJ is investigating an AI tool that could be hurting families in Pennsylvania
These fuzzy burrowers don’t need oxytocin to fall in love
The real reason people share so much fake news on social media
Common antidepressants may blunt both pain and enjoyment
Adolescent chimpanzees might be less impulsive than human teens
Building ChatGPT’s AI content filters devastated workers’ mental health, according to new report
Gender-affirming hormones can improve teens’ mental health and life satisfaction
Meet the college freshman who races a souped-up Chevy Blazer and studies psych
How to learn to not fear heights
Unclear regulations prevent telehealth from reaching its full potential
Toddlers may be wired to help their dog friends
Why our brains hear words and songs in random noise
Popular youth mental health service faces backlash after experimenting with AI-chatbot advice
Why it matters that humans and nature are growing apart
Understanding your emotions can help you manage your anxiety
A link to depression might be in your gut bacteria
As old people get sicker, assisted living facilities must adapt
4 visionaries on the history and future of psychedelic medicine
US soldiers might control weapons with their thoughts someday. Here’s why that’s complicated.
5 ways cheering for your favorite World Cup team improves your health
The most powerful health innovations of 2022
Some teenagers’ brains have been aging faster during the pandemic
Improve your focus by taking more breaks every day
Does playing devil’s advocate do more harm than good?
The CDC has surveyed teens on their health and behavior since the ’90s—but now some states are opting out
Slip of the tongue? It happens to all of us.
How sleep scientists helped people soothe their nightmares
Why we turn stars into constellations
LinkedIn’s recent social research reveals what helps get people jobs
PTSD found in 1 in 4 adults in Flint, Michigan, after water crisis
Anxiety screening is now recommended for all adults under 65
2022 Ig Nobel Prize winners include ducks in a row, constipated scorpions, ice cream, and more
Why you want to barf when you see something gross
New study highlights ketamine’s promise for treatment-resistant depression
Why do we love watching people defy death?
Common asthma medications may change brain matter, but don’t panic
A new generation of wearables may know when you’re stressed
A powerful combo of psilocybin and therapy might help people overcome alcohol use disorder
These psychologists found a better way to teach people to spot misinformation
Combining certain opioids and commonly prescribed antidepressants may increase the risk of overdose
How to make yourself laugh
9 nature-inspired decorating tips to make your home a more relaxing space
Do cats and dogs remember their past?
Why some people find pimple popping so grossly satisfying
The biggest tool we have to fight climate anxiety is community
988, the shortened National Suicide Prevention Hotline number, is live
5 healthy and productive alternatives to doomscrolling
Your nose can help you form new habits
Digital therapy companies promise to make mental health accessible—but experts are skeptical
The best way to choose a parenting book
Fireworks can trigger PTSD. Here’s how you can help yourself and others find ease.
People around the world love and grieve nature in unique ways
A road-tested guide to long drives with young kids
Can a viral psychology test show how creative you are?
Can we make ourselves more empathetic? 100 years of research still has psychologists stumped.
We may finally know how magic mushrooms help fight depression
Getting older can be empowering if we learn to embrace it
The ‘Love Machine’ really exists. Here’s what it’s taught us about our romantic choices.
Post-COVID psychosis is rare, but distressing
Stress and anxiety wear down your brain. Here’s how to fight back.
Explaining what causes different psychedelic experiences is a trip. This study shows why.
Who helps first responders in crisis? A peer support group in Colorado is trying.
How to manage your mental health as traumatic events pile up
Enhance your workouts with ‘invisible exercise’ and brain training