Health & Fitness Tech May Have Unexpected Downsides
by Rick Nauert PhD on August 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Health apps and fitness watches can shed light on how our bodies are working and help promote a healthy lifestyle. But a new Danish study finds that for some, they...
E-Mail Style May Suggest Personality Traits
by Rick Nauert PhD on August 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm
A new theory suggests that the way in which we communicate online, via email and social media, reveals much about our personality and character types. Psychologists from the Universities of...
COVID-19 Creates Perfect Storm for Conspiracy Theories
by Janice Wood on August 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has created what the World Health Organization calls an “infodemic,” giving conspiracy groups a bigger platform than ever before. This led researchers at the […]
Keeping Up With The Joneses Leads to Worse Psychological and Physical Health for White People
by Janice Wood on August 7, 2020 at 11:30 am
Before the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, research suggested that premature deaths among white Americans were rising. Even before the era of COVID-19, these findings were surprising, according to […]
Sense of Normalcy Can Bounce Back Quickly, Even During Continued Stress
by Traci Pedersen on August 7, 2020 at 10:30 am
A new study shows that the human sense of normalcy is capable of bouncing back a lot faster than we might think. The findings, published in the Journal of Applied...
When the World Is Breaking Your Heart
by Tracy Shawn, MA on August 2, 2020 at 3:45 pm
The other week, my husband and I were driving home after visiting a beloved family member who is struggling with the excruciating pain and to-the-bone weariness of cancer. As our...
Just What We Need in a Pandemic: The Walking Cure
by Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. on July 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm
As life continues to be disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, lots of people are feeling out of sorts and would love to find some straightforward, free, and accessible way of...
Podcast: Joking About Suicide: Is It Ever Okay?
by Not Crazy Podcast on June 9, 2020 at 10:30 am
Is it ever OK to joke about mental illness or suicide? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe and Lisa welcome Frank King, a comedian who’s turned his struggles with major...
Staying Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Being Alone
by John Amodeo, PhD on May 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm
While things appear to be slowly opening up again in many parts of the world, many people continue to feel hesitant to leave their homes, fearful of exposure to COVID-19....
Podcast: A National Non-Profit is Born From a Random Encounter
by The Psych Central Podcast on May 28, 2020 at 10:30 am
In today’s Psych Central Podcast, Gabe talks with Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to helping people who are struggling with...