In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram's electric-shock studies showed that people will obey even the most abhorrent of orders. But recently, researchers have begin 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.
A new study looks at how music affects emotions across cultures.
The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.
From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.
People with autism, who often have trouble describing discomfort, could benefit from alternative methods of measurement. But there are so many to choose from it can be hard to know which to use.
For those in poverty, excessively stockpiling possessions can act as a link to a more prosperous past or insurance for a difficult future.
Intriguing inventions for a healthier New Year
Or, the health case for books. New research looks into how screens tell our brains to stay unnaturally alert.
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.