Latest Psychology Stories
What would possess someone to eat a Carolina Reaper pepper? This writer tried to find out.
If climate change is impacting your desire to have kids, you’re not alone
The Kinsey Scale Test and 3 other ways to find where you fall on the sexuality spectrum
Did the pandemic give you ‘cave syndrome’?
Some product placement resonates with TV viewers more. Here’s the trick.
9 goofy, award-winning animal photos to turn your day around
Why loneliness is increasing, and how to fight back
There’s no such thing as an ‘addictive personality’
There’s a biological reason why we miss hugs so much
8 tips for boosting mental health at college in the age of COVID-19
Young mice learn to parent by babysitting
Social media really is making us more morally outraged
The best stress busters to counteract that gray hair
Stressed out? Video games can help—if you follow these tips.
How to use science to talk to kids about gender
What Social Psychology Says About Darren Wilson And Michael Brown
The Trouble With The DSM
Muscle memory is real, but it’s probably not what you think
This is the most soothing sound in the world
How to destroy your friends and family in 4 popular board games
Why are people obsessed with the Olympics?
Kids are suffering from climate anxiety. It’s time for adults to do something.
A new drug could help treat perinatal depression
How to support people feeling anxious as pandemic restrictions lift
Scientists Can Now Control Mice Brains Wirelessly
Experiment: Look At Pictures Of Cute Baby Animals To Improve Your Concentration
Meditation isn’t always calming. For a select few, it may lead to psychosis.
Can tripping on ketamine cure PTSD? I decided to try.
How you and your family can cope with post-COVID anxiety
8 ways to cultivate a positive body image
Laughing gas could help people with hard-to-treat depression
The weirdest things we learned this week: smoke enemas, sneaky sound design, and stranded lighthouses
Mental health ‘first aid’ can give bystanders the skills to act in a crisis
Emotional support animals really do emotionally support us
Naomi Osaka put her mental health first—and that needs to be normalized
Why your voice sounds weird on recordings
Ecstasy is a tool, not a cure-all, for healing trauma
Speech therapy alone may not make stuttering go away
Family dinners are good for our health—and it’s not just because of the food
The psychology behind our love of ‘Zillow porn’
Car, factory, and power plant pollution can be damaging to kids’ mental health
Should parents lie to kids about Santa Claus? We asked the experts.
Reverse your bad habits with just a handful of tiny changes
Listen to this shiver-inducing introduction to the science of ASMR
Why do other people’s embarrassing acts make us cringe?
We save lives and crops every time a coal plant closes
TED Talk: Laser Control of Headless Fruit Flies Uncovers Secrets of the Mind
How your tongue tells your brain what you’re tasting
There isn’t much science supporting wilderness therapy for teens
Why you’re powerless to ignore a crying baby
The FDA is fast-tracking a second psilocybin drug to treat depression
Smell loss is an invisible disease with devastating impacts
Nature saves us trillions of dollars in healthcare
Veteran demand for mental healthcare is rising, but the VA isn’t prepared
This sound illusion puts the scary in scary movies
Treating depression takes much more than serotonin
Pre-ordering groceries could lead to healthier choices
Eating disorders are about emotional pain, not food
The wrong kind of sleep could keep you dwelling on bad memories
What this 17th century astronomer can teach us about succeeding in the modern world
Anorexia may be more complicated than we thought
Why some experts are trying to redefine suicide
DNA databases may deter criminals, but at what cost?
Medications could affect how you react to a heatwave