psychology

hard data
hard data

One in Five Men Feel Sad After They Have Sex, Study Finds

This phenomenon, known as postcoital dysphoria, has increasingly been discussed by researchers and therapists over the last decade.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
7 hours ago
depression
depression

This Is What It's Like to Live With Agitated Depression

Agitated depression—or “melancholia agitate"—has been described as a mixed state in which some symptoms of depression exist with those of other psychiatric ailments.
Nick Keppler
a day ago
mind
mind

This Is What it Takes to Change Bad Luck

Here’s why some people seem to win more than others.
Eric Spitznagel
3 days ago
psychology
psychology

This Is Why Your Brain Thinks Ouija Boards Move

Psychologists recently studied the eerie phenomenon and came up with a plausible explanation.
Christian Jarrett
8.9.18
hard data
hard data

Married Women Orgasm Less Often Than Their Husbands Think They Do

A new study of 1,700 married couples reveals that if we want to close the orgasm gap, we first need to close the orgasm perception gap.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
8.8.18
mental health
mental health

How Can You Treat Someone Who Doesn't Think They're Mentally Ill?

Laws are being passed that make it possible to compel people to receive treatment for health problems they don’t believe they have.
Carrie Arnold
8.7.18
mind
mind

People Can Guess Your Name Based on How You Look

When a child receives a first name, it comes loaded with a number of social expectations, inferences, and interactions.
Anne-Laure Sellier
8.6.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Forcing Psych Meds on Detained Children Perpetuates Distrust About Mental Health Care

The unethical treatment not only affects these kids, but it could have lasting impacts on people of color seeking mental health treatment.
Nikhil "Sunny" Patel, MD, MPH
J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD
8.3.18
psychology
psychology

What It Means if You Struggle to Accept a Compliment

Most people use a few well-practiced strategies for deflection.
Knvul Sheikh
8.2.18
psychology
psychology

The Triangulation Theory May Explain Why Some Childhoods Are So Stressful

“Adults who experienced triangles in early family relationships can lack a clear sense of their own wants and needs.”
Jessica Dore
7.30.18
mind
mind

This Is Why You Love (or Hate) Roller Coasters

Eustress is a kind of positive stress that people actively seek out.
Richard Stephens
7.26.18
Sex
Sex

Having Sex Makes You Think Life Is More Meaningful

“Meaning in life often arises when an individual feels their basic need for belonging is met with someone.”
Christian Jarrett
7.24.18