Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.
A new study analyzes vocabulary from around the world and finds a universal skew toward the positive.
How one woman mobilized an army against food additives, GMOs, and all else not "natural"
The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances
An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.
A new study found that when people focus on looks, they're less tuned in to the body's signals of hunger and fullness.
Soldiers returning home from duty often experience vivid dreams, night sweats, and other symptoms commonly classified as PTSD, but some argue that a newly named condition—trauma-associated sleep disorder—may be more accurate.
In terms of food consumption, the Super Bowl marks the unhealthiest day of the year.
The best treatment for the often-frightening condition—which causes sufferers to experience loud noises, light flashes, and strange sensations—may be as simple as soothing patients' fears.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram's electric-shock studies showed that people will obey even the most abhorrent of orders. But recently, researchers have begun to question his conclusions—and offer some of their own.
Variations in salary are drastic and opaque.
A new paper argues that re-opening long-term facilities would help solve the country's mental-healthcare crisis.
By applying characters' fictional psyches to real-life problems, a cosplay enthusiast turned a passion for comic books into a mental-health career.
Though writing down daily events may seem mundane, participants in a recent study were happy to have records of them in the future.
After being hospitalized for a hemorrhage last year, I'm fully recovered, both mentally and physically—but people still view me differently than they did before.
Mental-health practitioners whose clients kill themselves can face stigma from their colleagues, lawsuits, and a toll on their own psyches—making them less likely to take on suicidal patients who need their help.
Patients who say they have Morgellons point to skin lesions as proof of their disease. But doctors believe the lesions are self-inflicted—that the condition is psychological, not dermatological.
The mental-health effects of being held hostage
Research suggests that a love of particular songs can be passed from generation to generation.