Sleep deprivation can take a heavy mental toll.
The Knick finale reveals how little we used to know about how the brain works. There's still a lot we haven't figured out.
When seniors were led to subconsciously absorb positive stereotypes about old age, their physical health improved along with their self-esteem.
Why do so many people avoid taking medical tests?
The cognitive benefits of multilingualism
Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.
Two new studies suggest that extraordinary adventures are overrated—unless you have them with someone else.
Researchers are starting to explain the anxiety many victims feel.
When a 70-year-old man walked the length of the United States in 1909, he sparked a conversation that ultimately changed medicine's ideas about the value of exercise in old age.
A pill's hue can affect how it's judged by patients, how it's marketed, and even how well it works.
A surprising amount of support for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which made at least one major error in the handling of its Ebola case, reveals why we trust medical institutions so much.
In a country where women often have few outlets for emotional expression, many develop conversion disorder, characterized by pain, paralysis, and other psychosomatic symptoms in response to stress.
For many, the stigma remains even after the weight is lost, complicating their self-esteem and their love lives.
A new study looks at when kids are able to use social cues to regulate their behavior.
As the number of teens who suffer from anxiety disorders continues to grow, mental-health care is increasingly part of school nurses' job descriptions.
How does capital punishment affect the prison guards and wardens tasked with carrying it out?
A new study explains why your grandma doesn't find The Office funny.
Why have Burger King's black burgers prompted such a backlash in the U.S.? Possibly because hue is even more important than taste in people's judgment of food.
A new study suggests that self-reported changes in the ability to remember things strongly predict future dementia.
One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower.