More Stories in Psychology

  1. Science & Society

    U.S. lawmakers look for ways to protect kids on social media

    The U.S. government wants to protect young social media users from exploitation, bullying and more. The companies should play a role in this, it says.

  2. Science & Society

    Music has the power to move us physically and emotionally. Here’s why

    The way music impacts the brain can improve mood and overall health.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Sad or stressed? Here’s where to find health-ful info

    The internet and hotlines have a lot of great resources — if you know where to find them and how to avoid the misinformation.

  4. Science & Society

    Teen mental health: What role does social media play?

    The Surgeon General advises that because social media is being linked to both good and harm, teens can use it — but should do so very carefully.

  5. Humans

    Seven steps to boost your mood

    Give yourself some quality “me time” every day. The goal is self-care and expression that can liberate you — and maybe even bring joy.

  6. Humans

    Being a teen has always been hard; now it’s especially so

    More U.S. children and teenagers are reporting mental illness than ever. With not enough doctors to treat all of them, here’s how to find help.

  7. Psychology

    Pets and other animals can boost health and well-being

    Living with animals seems to provide some health benefits, from lower stress levels to a stronger immune system.

  8. Psychology

    This scientist knows how to frighten you

    Margee Kerr studies how and why people seek out frightening situations. She aims to use fear to help people lead happier and more empowered lives.

  9. Psychology

    Spending time in green spaces can provide big health benefits

    Walking through a park or playing in a yard can make you feel better, both mentally and physically. Here’s how — and evidence it works for people at any age.