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Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination

Two longitudinal studies reveal that African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show signs of cellular wear and tear. ... More>


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Rocky Relationships Linked With Unhealthy Diets

Romantic relationships certainly contribute to emotional as well as physical well-being, but studies indicate that people in distressed marriages are at risk for a slew of health problems, including cardiovascular […]... More>


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Burnout and the Brain

Burnout is not just a state of mind. Psychological research that draws on neuroscience and endocrinology shows it to be a condition that leads to distinctive changes in the anatomy and functioning of the brain. ... More>


Want to Excel at Work? Take a Vacation

A comprehensive review finds that regular vacations are essential for keeping employees performing at their best. ... More>


Good Stress, Bad Stress

Over the course of one’s life, hormonal changes alter behavior, mood, and cognition. Bruce McEwen has spent more than 40 years studying how hormones regulate the brain and nervous system, […]... More>