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.
A new study suggests that dirty environments make people more likely to lie, cheat, and otherwise behave badly, but past research has found that mess actually makes people more moral.
People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.
A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.
Researchers found noticeable differences in the brains of CFS patients, offering a small antidote to the skepticism often given to this medically unexplained condition.
Looking at buildings designed for purposes of contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive measurable effects on mental state.
In a new study, researchers were able to induce people to feel a presence behind them using a robot, which has implications for understanding schizophrenia and consciousness itself.
Why quaffing energy-drink cocktails may be riskier than sticking to booze alone
Talking behind other people's backs may not always be nice, but sometimes it can help promote cooperation and self-improvement.
In the U.S., well-being tends to be highest in a person's earliest and latest years. But elsewhere, new research shows, quality of life follows a very different pattern.
Some experts think the problem is how doctors and society treat people who hear things, not the voices themselves.
The growing science on how a body imbued with meaning becomes physically healthier
Why, throughout human history, have people been so drawn to fiction?
Don't blame the candy-induced sugar highs. Blame psychology.
Why we're more afraid of sharks than car accidents, and of Ebola than flu
In a study about the sources of spiritual belief, researchers investigated the role of "affective and cognitive empathy," or the ability to figure out what other people are feeling and thinking.
Why people still find Dr. Frankenstein and company so unsettling—and what that reveals about the public's relationship to science
For hundreds of years, people with mental illnesses have tried to visit the president—with many ending up in the same Washington hospital.