For kids, developing a healthier relationship with Instagram and other platforms can be tricky.
We know what we’re feeling, just not how and why we got here.
In “Hurts So Good,” Leigh Cowart explores the science and culture of masochism, from the competitive pepper-eater to the ultramarathoner to sex of a certain variety.
Researchers have uncovered worrisome trends among Black youth.
Well readers share a range of strategies they use to get back to sleep in the middle of the night.
Building on the work of Noam Chomsky, she designed elegant experiments to show that syntax is hard-wired into the human brain.
Adolescents are readying for the next step in a seemingly endless set of challenges. Here’s how to help them regulate their emotions.
A psychiatrist offers these tools to her patients who worry that Delta will disrupt the school year.
Covid made things worse for many people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. But it also came with a silver lining.
The content on many online platforms turns out to be surprisingly trustworthy.
He disputed the Freudian view that dreams held encrypted codes of meaning, believing instead that they resulted from random firings of neurons in the brain.
The drive to be your best can be hard to muster right about now. Here are some ways to get your mojo back.
To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.
How to grieve 16 months of sickness, death and isolation.
Since the 1980s, he was recognized as a leader in measuring what he called “subjective well-being.” And, yes, he was very happy.
His argument about how social situations, not personality, can govern behavior took hold in modern psychology and inspired thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell.
Experts say couples can emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever by learning from the past and looking toward the future.
The days when we could do it all in our heads are over.
A myopic but seductive worldview has caught on among many influential people — and it might be hindering our ability to solve real-world problems.
You can overcome ‘coronasomnia.’ Experts say it just takes practice building new and better habits.
It’s not about willpower. Good habits happen when we set ourselves up for success. Our new challenge will show you how.
A behavioral psychologist, he advised that it was more productive to briefly isolate a misbehaving child than to spank or yell. Thus a household phrase was born.
An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.
Feeling blue even though everyone seems to be basking in perfect summer weather? There might be a good reason for that.
When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?
A psychologist who had worn the blue, he coached thousands of New York City police officers in hostage negotiations, creating a model for law enforcement.
Here’s why individualism may be our best trait.
A Harvard psychologist, he originally attributed personality traits to nurturing only. Then he concluded, We’re largely born this way.
Treatment by Zoom has brought unexpected benefits — will it carry over to the post-pandemic age?
Yes, you really need to start seeing other people.
Bigger than a planet? Smaller than an atom? Size comparison videos are all the rage and may scratch a very old itch.
Alone time is a precious commodity for couples and families after more than a year of sheltering in place. Offer it to a loved one, and to yourself.
In their new book, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein address the necessity of “noise reduction,” eliminating the randomness that enters decision making of all sorts.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman on why human “noise” makes systems less fair.
Are you completely vaccinated and eager to pack your schedule to the brim? Ease up, Turbo, downtime is good for you.
Many have felt unwarranted remorse over things they can’t control. Here’s how to stop the spiral.
Studies show that moments of disruption offer a unique opportunity to set and achieve new goals. The 10-day Well challenge will help you get started.
The death of George Floyd and other high-profile police killings have prompted African-Americans to seek help, mental health experts say.
After months at home, some children may feel anxious about going to school or camp. Here’s how to smooth the transition.
Boundaries. Meaningful connections. “Covid baggage.” Here’s what dating will look like in a post-pandemic world.
The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.
Even as we are optimistic about re-emerging from this crisis, plotting the future can feel daunting or even downright impossible.
Some parents are opting to try, once again, the dangerous trek north to rejoin the children who were kept in the U.S. by the Trump administration.
The process of acceptance and letting go builds the resilience necessary to navigate an array of life’s obstacles.
“Languishing definitely describes the lack of interest I feel just now,” one reader writes. Another describes a fallow period of rest preparing for what comes next.
Identifying those psychological traits may help health officials convince the sizable minority of Americans who don’t want a coronavirus vaccine. Simply sharing information hasn’t worked.
Five ways to become more accepting of pain.
Scientists know that the intense stress of grieving can affect the body in various ways, but much remains a mystery.