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Daydreaming Can Have a Dark Side

Daydreaming and mind wandering can be beneficial for creativity, but these spontaneous thoughts can also become a risk factor for mood disorders. ... More>


Observer Article

Across Your Universe

When considering all the ways smartphones have revolutionized our society, their impact on psychological research may not be at the top of most people’s lists. But the new ubiquity of handheld communications devices has granted researchers unprecedented access to their subjects. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

New research explores positive affectivity in youths with depression, links between posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress, and interactions between substance abuse and striatal dopamine on reward-based decision making. ... More>


Happy Thoughts Can Make You Sad


Imagining Positive Outcomes May Bring Pleasure Now But Pain Later

Positive fantasies about how future events will turn out can boost your mood in the here and now but may lead to increased depressive symptoms in the long run. ... More>