Author: Editorial Staff

Behavioral Science: 5 Reasons That Psychology Matters

October 20, 2022
When it comes to psychology education, a lot has changed since 1994. Having been immersed in the field of behavioral science since that time, I've come to see an increasing need...

Depression Might Be Trying to Tell Us Something

August 9, 2022
Are we ready to listen? Posted August 8, 2022 | By: Justin Garson Ph.D. KEY POINTS ON DEPRESSION Until recently, a central tenet of biomedical psychiatry was that depression is caused by low serotonin levels. A recent...

The Best Way to Control Unwanted Thoughts

July 20, 2022
Thought preemption is a proactive—not reactive—way to control unwanted thoughts. Posted July 20, 2022 | By: Christopher Bergland KEY POINTS Reactive cognitive control often makes unwanted thoughts peskier and keeps them top...

Addressing the New Loneliness

July 8, 2022
The link between social support and both physical and mental health. Posted July 4, 2022 | By: Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. KEY POINTS With social restrictions lifted, families are reuniting, friends...

Why You Can’t Force Therapy on Teens

May 31, 2022
You can’t make them talk about what you want them to talk about. Posted May 27, 2022 |  By: Denise Winn KEY POINTS In one sense, attending counselling is a bit like...

The Curious Neuroscience of Pain

April 21, 2022
Why the phenomenon of pain continues to baffle scientists. Posted April 13, 2022 |  By: Aditi Subramaniam, Ph.D. KEY POINTS Try and think back, if you will, to the last time you...

How People Think Differently Post-Pandemic

April 5, 2022
Social restrictions have prompted new priorities. Posted April 3, 2022 | By: Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. KEY POINTS People experienced the “pandemic pause” as either a blessing or a curse—physically, emotionally,...

Can Life Events Change Your Personality?

March 29, 2022
Probably, but we can’t predict how. Posted March 20, 2022 |  By: René Mõttus Ph.D. KEY POINTS Source: Vetonethemi/Pixabay Personality trait change is common. For example, if we think of people as low,...

Mindfulness Therapy Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

March 17, 2022
Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)—decreased opioid use and misuse while reducing chronic pain symptoms.

“I Have Anxiety About Having Anxiety”

March 3, 2022
One uncomfortable but effective way to combat escalating anxiety. Posted February 24, 2022 |  By: Erin Leonard Ph.D. KEY POINTS The experience of intense anxiety is awful. A wildly pounding heart and paralyzed body...