psychology

mind

Distraction’s Cognitive Risks Are Worse Than the Time It Wastes

New research finds that being interrupted during a fixed task distorts and misconstrues how we view reality.
Julia Ries
9.12.19
climate change

How to Radicalize Your Parents on Climate Change

It's possible to change someone's mind on climate change—if you're related to them.
Shayla Love
7.31.19
mind

The Worst Effects of Online Death Threats Are Things No One Can See

"I confined myself in my home for nearly a month. I lost half my hair and gained 20 pounds.”
Philip Eil
7.22.19
mind

I Can't Stop Ghosting My Therapists

Cost, distance, and scheduling conflicts are common reasons people don’t make a second appointment—but sometimes it’s deeper.
Kristi Pahr
7.19.19
psychedelics

If Everyone Tripped on Psychedelics, We’d Do More About Climate Change

Scientists are looking into what psychedelics do to inspire people to act pro-environmentally.
Shayla Love
6.27.19
This Week in Science

More People Are Feeling Despair and it Might Be Killing Us

A study of over 18,000 Americans found that despair increases in your 30s and could be leading to an increase of "deaths of despair."
Shayla Love
4.22.19
This Week in Science

Watch These Bears Mimic Each Other’s Facial Expressions

This week in science: sharing a womb with a twin brother could affect women's behavior, humans might be able to detect the Earth's magnetic field, and these bears do something we didn’t know bears could do.
Shayla Love
3.22.19
mental health

Why Stalkers Behave the Way They Do

I was stalked for a decade. Here's what I learned.
Crystal Ponti
2.28.19
This Week in Science

This Is The Best Kind of Disguise To Conceal Your Identity

This week in science: using brain imaging to predict who will respond to antidepressants, how your personality rubs off on your cat, and a disguise that is surprisingly effective.
Shayla Love
2.22.19
mental health

Expressing Myself Through Clothing Has Helped Me Deal With Depression

But I worry that I'll become image-obsessed.
Philip Eil
2.14.19
mental health

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.
Kate Willsky
2.12.19
therapy diaries

Trying to Fix My Own Mental Health Issues Was a Huge Mistake

“I was sitting in my room doing my nightly guided meditation before bed, and this sudden feeling of doom and dread sucked into my chest."
Tonic Editors
1.25.19
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