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No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms

A large-scale survey of U.S. adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary according to the time of year, amount of sunlight, or latitude. ... More>


Observer Article

Controlling Mood Disorders: A Matter of Routine

Ellen Frank’s stint as a talk show host in Pittsburgh seeded a clinical science career that uncovered durable treatments for mood disorders. In her APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address, Frank discussed her unconventional career path and her research on the role of social routine in curbing bipolar episodes. ... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

The Gap in Genetic–Environmental Studies of Psychopathology

Doubtless the genetic studies reviewed in the October 2015 Observer article “Passing Down Psychopathology” are providing important biological links to the roots of psychopathology in children. They do, however, as […]... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “When Does Self-Defeat Equal Success?”, “Does Viewing Mental Disorders as Biological Phenomena Reduce or Increase Stigma?”, and “The Value of Infant-Directed Speech” ... More>


RDoC FAQ Webinar on October 13

The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative is a project of the National Institute of Mental Health to reframe mental health research. Join us on October 13 at 1:30 PM EDT […]... More>