There are plenty of people afraid of whales who will never even see one. How I learned about, and tried to conquer, my own cetaphobia.
A new study analyzes the songs played in the OR.
There's a lot that psychologists still don't understand about depersonalization disorder, in which the self doesn't feel real.
Puzzles designed to sharpen mental acuity may not actually do much to improve memory or intelligence in the long run.
A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.
For people who mistrust vaccination, learning the facts may make the problem worse.
New studies show just how seriously racial disparities continue to manifest in healthcare—and what can be done
Though many turn up their noses at materialism, being attached to possessions isn't all bad. Objects can be bridges to other people, places, and times, and create meaning and comfort for their owners.
Former comedian Paul Gilmartin has built a devoted following for The Mental-Illness Happy Hour, which tackles everything from incest to alcoholism to serial killers.
Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
Why people might be more likely to get a flu shot if it's free rather than $1 or $5
How the color of passion, romance, and anger can influence behavior
Adventures in the human imagination
What video-chat therapy sessions offer that in-person visits don't
How could 100 jars of human brains—taken from deceased patients of an Austin mental hospital—just disappear from their home at the University of Texas?
If giving thanks isn't inherently religious, where does it come from?
Important ties between food and mental functioning keep coming.
After Hans Berger received an uncanny telegram, he spent years trying to measure psychic energy.
Around 30 percent of rape victims suffer from PTSD. Now, some are adapting the four-legged treatment used by military veterans to ease their trauma.
Why do people scribble on bathroom walls? Other than, you know, for fun.