Health

The Government’s Role in Combating Loneliness

The Wall Street Journal: Loneliness is hazardous to your health—and more psychologists and doctors are calling for a public-health campaign to fight it. “This has been underappreciated in the past,” says Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, “but cumulative data over hundreds of studies More

New Book

Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds by Steve Casner; Penguin Random House, May 23, 2017. More

Being Neurotic May Help You Live Longer

New York Magazine: To some people, the word “neurotic” can conjure images of a certain type of psychotherapy: Woody Allen types splayed out on long divans, with Freudian therapists sitting coolly behind them, asking vague questions about Oedipal complexes. Psychology’s come a long way since Freud, though, and today, this scenario feels More