Scientists know that the intense stress of grieving can affect the body in various ways, but much remains a mystery.
It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
Therapy doesn’t always mean a relationship is at its breaking point. Many couples are seeking to address difficult issues before conflict arises.
Many Americans increased their alcohol intake during the pandemic, with women and parents of young children disproportionately affected.
Far from a waste of time, daydreaming might be one of the best things you can do with your free time.
After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before.
Experts say that, instead of avoiding the topic, parents like me should shoot for ‘age-appropriate honesty.’
Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.
When life is disrupted by crisis, some people see opportunities — for change, action, introspection — they might not otherwise.
Our personalities are not set in stone. They are more like sand dunes.
A recent video showed several men seeming to ignore an anti-Asian attack in Midtown. Yet research shows that most people are more than willing to intervene and help someone.
Distancing and isolation shaped who we are.
Haven’t seen your family in a while? Have a grandchild you’ve never met? Visiting may be awkward at first but you can get through it.
Here’s how to prolong it.
Young adults and the elderly were especially isolated in the pandemic. There are efforts underway to help connect them.
About half of all people surveyed by the American Psychological Association said they were worried about adjusting to in-person interaction.
Psychological safety is the belief that you can take risks and put forward ideas without facing ridicule or retaliation. More often than not, it’s women — especially women of color — who don’t feel comfortable doing so.
An early researcher of sleep disorders and the role of dreams in emotional health, she studied her subjects’ nights to help them turn their days around.
New surveys show that in the last year, older adults tended to be more positive than younger ones, suggesting that the ability to cope improves with age.
Quirks of the human mind and how we process information might explain the uncanny appearances of thylacines.
Legal scholars have long debated this question. Recent psychological studies shed new light.
Isabella Pollok was one of the students at Sarah Lawrence College who prosecutors said was exploited by a classmate’s father, Lawrence V. Ray. Now she is under indictment, too.
Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”
A psychology book by a Nobel Prize-winning author has become a must-read in front offices. It is changing the sport.
New research suggests that stimulating neurons in the brain can address psychological issues with surprising speed and precision.
Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.
With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.
More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year.
Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.
For most people, going on vacation during the pandemic has been the stuff of dreams. But as vaccination becomes a reality, it’s time to start nurturing your travel imagination.
Don’t try to change someone else’s mind. Instead, help them find their own motivation to change.
Innocent people are in jail because detectives tricked them.
Our grandson’s friends don’t socialize safely, so we don’t want him to see them. How do we keep his anger about it from causing chaos in our home?
Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should be.
The Supreme Court declared it was unconstitutional to execute intellectually disabled people. On Thursday, we’re set to do it anyway.
Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.
2020 was a rough one. Here’s how to make goals for 2021 that feel both satisfying and doable.
Emotional respite has become a scarce public resource.
The government has deployed extensive resources to address the spike in depression and anxiety. But social stigmas and long-term challenges remain.
Ways to seek support while social distancing.
Could better public health messaging persuade more people to change their behavior?
Plagued by guilt, anger and regrets, those still alive in the hardest hit place in Italy, and perhaps the world, grapple to understand how the virus has changed them.
I fear that the more I tell you, the less you will understand who I am.
Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.
Slowly, machine-learning systems are beginning to generate ideas, not just test them.
In stressful times, this surprising lesson from neuroscience may help to lessen your anxieties.
When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.
Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.
The challenges of the diagnosis make it unclear whether the condition is outgrown or simply becomes better managed, experts say.
If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.