The field of neurotheology uses science to try to understand religion, and vice versa.
It is a big leap from thinking that homosexuality is a deep part of one's sense of self to asserting that particular sexual formations and desires are biologically predetermined.
The mass murderer displayed malignant narcissism, envy, and entitlement that are not typical with his reported autism spectrum diagnosis. Misunderstanding mental illness introduces potential for misplaced fear.
How and why people turn to medical issues to elicit electronic laughs
Though the emerging possibility of deleting traumatic memories could provide some people relief, the question remains whether it would fundamentally change who they are.
If a fraught relationship might be significantly shortening your life, are you better off alone?
People who come of age during a recession are less likely to be narcissists later in life. The humbling experience of struggling through a down economy as a young adult seems to leave its mark.
For people who are pathologically innocent, as is often the case in Williams Syndrome, how do you hold down a job?
Preeminent scientists are warning about serious threats to human life in the not-distant future, including climate change and superintelligent computers. Most people don't care.
How one author breaks the cycles of self-loathing
Researchers are aiming for a clinical trial in humans next.
Frequent and occasional bullying were both associated with a higher risk for depression, psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety disorders in middle age.
As the NBA and NHL playoffs start, a Harvard sleep specialist advises rest, not more practice, for championship teams.
Neurochemical research has shown that the hormone released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances.
A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.
A new study of adolescents found that those who derive joy from selfless deeds were less likely to be depressed over time.
The baby blues aren’t just the domain of birth mothers: fathers, adoptive parents, and nonbiological mothers are also at risk.
With age comes risk of serious injury or death related to falling down. In the next three decades, the number of Americans over 65 will double. Many want to live at home indefinitely. One man has a solution.
Weight loss is often framed as a personal endeavor, but the best outcomes stem from group efforts.
How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls