On average, between four and seven American children die each day because of abuse and neglect. Most of them — approximately 70% — were two years old or younger. But even when children survive abuse, the psychological and cognitive effects of growing up with trauma can last a lifetime.
A new study ranks each state, plus D.C., by their psychopathic tendencies. The race for first? It isn't even close.
We wildly underestimate how likely people are to help.
The post-assault symptoms associated with a sexual assault such as shame, self blame, nervous system arousal — all apply to an individual who has had sexual images shared in a non-consensual way.
A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.
Stories are contagious and more powerful than we think. They can feed back into our physiology in ways we continue to misunderstand.
I was shaken and transfixed in the aftermath of the shootings at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Like most of those in the United States, prevention was on my mind.
The silent shame of having a mental illness in a Chinese family.
What if your answer to an absurd hypothetical question had no bearing on how you behaved in real life?
Finland came out on top in the 2018 World Happiness Report, but what if the Finnish people don’t agree?
The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.
God is a young white dude who looks like he plays the acoustic guitar, according to a study of more than 500 American Christians.
My OCD manifests as an overwhelming suspicion that my food is infected with disease and bodily fluids. After years of hungry suffering, I finally found a way to cope.
Retailers say returns are costing them a fortune. But in a new NPR/Marist poll, about 90 percent of online shoppers say they rarely or ever return orders. For many, it's not worth the hassle.
Why am I excited about a reimagining of the one of the oldest video games from a team whose greatest title was released over 15 years ago? Because it's the collision of the two most timeless games I can think of.
The famous psychology test gets roasted in the new era of replication.
Over the course of a few years in the 20th century, the midlife crisis went from an obscure psychological theory to a ubiquitous phenomenon.
One in ten people struggle to recognize their emotions. New research suggests a vital link between our ability to sense our physical bodies and knowing how we feel.
There's a tiny kernel of truth to our concerns, but the available evidence suggests that claims of a crisis are entirely unwarranted.
Talented oneironauts can live two lives.
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