Looking at lovely things—and people—can improve quality of life
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
New research suggests that it may be possible to identify who's more likely to have negative lasting effects from trauma—and to stop the symptoms before they start.
Several new studies show that praying might help alleviate worries—but only if the person has a secure relationship with God.
For some patients, the disease is defined by its unpredictability. In the middle of a race, one runner confronts what she doesn't know.
People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions. New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets.
The number of emergency-room visits related to prescription sleep aids has doubled in recent years, according to a new study.
Thicker, stronger, and more resilient. Once a week is all it takes, new research says.
Using military terms like "battle" and "fighter" to help patients conceptualize their illness can sometimes harm more than it helps.
Researchers say the most important variable is your expectations.
Why it's so tempting to throw trash on the ground, and how environmentalists are using psychology to change that
Seasonal affective disorder can also strike in warm-weather months.
A new study pinpoints the facial features that contribute to others' snap judgments.
A trolley is careening toward an unsuspecting group of workers. You have the power to derail the trolley onto a track with just one worker. Do you do it? It might not matter.
A new study suggests that schizophrenic people in more collectivist societies sometimes think their auditory hallucinations are helpful.
A new study looks at the evolutionary psychology behind ideas of sexual morality.
“Fruity” smells red, and other associations from a new study
Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But new studies suggest artistic talent may be more hard-wired than we thought.
It's comforting to believe that songs can help dementia patients recall their lost selves. But music can also harm as much as it helps, creating false memories, confusion, and distress.
As Americans report feeling more isolated, some people turn to snuggling with strangers.