New studies show just how seriously racial disparities continue to manifest in healthcare—and what can be done
Though many turn up their noses at materialism, being attached to possessions isn't all bad. Objects can be bridges to other people, places, and times, and create meaning and comfort for their owners.
Former comedian Paul Gilmartin has built a devoted following for The Mental-Illness Happy Hour, which tackles everything from incest to alcoholism to serial killers.
Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
Why people might be more likely to get a flu shot if it's free rather than $1 or $5
How the color of passion, romance, and anger can influence behavior
Adventures in the human imagination
What video-chat therapy sessions offer that in-person visits don't
How could 100 jars of human brains—taken from deceased patients of an Austin mental hospital—just disappear from their home at the University of Texas?
If giving thanks isn't inherently religious, where does it come from?
Important ties between food and mental functioning keep coming.
After Hans Berger received an uncanny telegram, he spent years trying to measure psychic energy.
Around 30 percent of rape victims suffer from PTSD. Now, some are adapting the four-legged treatment used by military veterans to ease their trauma.
Why do people scribble on bathroom walls? Other than, you know, for fun.
A new study suggests that dirty environments make people more likely to lie, cheat, and otherwise behave badly, but past research has found that mess actually makes people more moral.
People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.
A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.
Researchers found noticeable differences in the brains of CFS patients, offering a small antidote to the skepticism often given to this medically unexplained condition.
Looking at buildings designed for purposes of contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive measurable effects on mental state.
In a new study, researchers were able to induce people to feel a presence behind them using a robot, which has implications for understanding schizophrenia and consciousness itself.