Relaxing in front of a crackling fire (or at least the Netflix version) is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a cold winter evening. And now scientists know why. Watching a fire lowers blood pressure,
In a video released today at Edge.org, psychologist Simone Schnall raises interesting questions about the role of replication in social psychology and about what counts as "admissible evidence" in science.
Court psychologists interpret evidence differently depending on who they think hired them. Does your mental health depend on who's paying your psychologist? Clearly not, but a new study has found that
Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being. Subjective well-being is perhaps the most important concept in Positive
Stress, as you may be well aware, can cause your skin to do weird things like break out in acne or hives — which, cruelly, can cause you even more stress. It’s a vicious cycle, and a (slowly) growing known
Psychological Abuse? Skeptics Reveal Plan to Combat After-School Club Aimed at Teaching Kids ‘Valuable Lessons From the
A Christian club that meets after hours at an elementary school just outside Rochester, New York, is poised to receive some major competition from local atheists. The Good News Club, a faith-based group
If you're looking for yet another reason to dedicate yourself to a consistent meditation practice, consider the big neurological benefits it may offer you down the road. Over the years, research has suggested