Trigger Warnings Do Little to Reduce People’s Distress, Research Shows
Research suggests that trigger warnings have minimal impact on how people actually respond to content.
Why Does Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Improve Mood?
New research from Clinical Psychological Science tested three hypotheses that might explain why self-injury might improve mood.
The Science of Love Is All Around
The science of love and romance continues to stir the passions of psychology researchers around the world. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we offer a sample of new and notable research examining matters of the heart.
Mental Flexibility May Buffer Against Emotional Stress
Doing “cold” math calculations and regulating “hot” emotions may seem like unrelated cognitive abilities, but both tasks depend on our capacity to manipulate and update information. Researchers have long speculated that the two abilities might
Choosing Sadness: The Irony of Depression
I knew a man some years ago who suffered from serious and chronic depression. He also lived what seemed to me a melancholy life, listening to sad, sentimental music, reading dreary existential novels, and rarely venturing
A (new and revised) silver linings playbook
The Serenity Prayer is the cornerstone of many addiction recovery programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous. Borrowed from the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, it is most often recited this way today: “God, grant me the serenity to accept