Psychology

Mind and Body
Having this many nightmares a week may be tied to extreme brain aging
Abidemi Otaiku and The Conversation
Innovation
Want a better relationship with your dog? These 7 factors are key
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
In a first, scientists show dogs can smell when humans are stressed
Elana Spivack
Science
Why do cats love cardboard boxes? Pet experts decode the obsession
Tara Yarlagadda
Mind and Body
These two daily activities are wreaking havoc on teens’ sleep
Horacio de la Iglesia and The Conversation
Mind and Body
Scientists know why we are so indecisive — and how to get over it
Sarah Sloat
Mind and Body
Need to use 988? 4 key questions about the new mental health crisis hotline, answered
Katie MacBride
Culture
Inside the cults that survive even when the prophecy fails
Peter Ward
Culture
Is fandom a cult? The religious fervor fueling Star Wars, Marvel, and more
Dais Johnston
Culture
How one Ancient Greek thinker revolutionized math — and possibly started a cult
Becca Caddy
Culture
10 years ago, Joaquin Phoenix made the most realistic cult thriller ever
Chrishaun Baker
Culture
Cult Week
Inverse Staff
Mind and Body
Brain signatures tied to appetite could reveal new treatments for depression
Sarah Sloat
Science
Scientists finally know why we get distracted — and how we can stay on track
Tim Vernimmen and Knowable Magazine
Mind and Body
Microbreaks may be a ‘panacea’ for workday wellness
Elana Spivack
Science
Your eyes move along with your dreams — at least in mice
Massimo Scanziani, Yuta Senzai and The Conversation
Mind and Body
Emotional intelligence might make you more resilient, but there’s a catch
Sarah Sloat
Culture
15 years ago, Rob Zombie’s best slasher movie did the impossible
Josh Bell
Mind and Body
Feeling stressed? Here are 7 simple actions to boost your mental health
Sarah Sloat
Mind and Body
Behavioral psychologists reveal one of the most-overlooked truths about habits
Wendy Wood, Asaf Mazar and The Conversation
Mind and Body
Three factors explain why it’s so hard to change our minds — but it’s not hopeless
Keith M. Bellizzi and The Conversation
Mind and Body
How to tell if a therapist is right for you: 7 questions you need to ask
Sarah Sloat
Culture
20 years ago, Robin Williams made the scariest psychological thriller of his career
Andy Crump
Science
Locked-in syndrome reveals a surprising truth about happiness
Jonathan Moens and Undark
Culture
Is Nathan Fielder the villain of his own Rehearsal?
Dais Johnston
Mind and Body
Neuroscientists figured out why thinking is so exhausting — and how to fix it
Elana Spivack
Mind and Body
The brain’s memory hub may explain why some people get PTSD and some don’t — study
Miriam Fauzia
Culture
HBO’s 'The Rehearsal' is the best psychological thriller of the year
Dais Johnston
Mind and Body
A psychiatrist’s guide to coexisting with intrusive thoughts
Elana Spivack
Mind and Body
Burnout: How to recover and actually enjoy your free time
Chris Woolston and Knowable Magazine
Gaming
17 years ago, Yakuza reinvented video game masculinity
Cian Maher
Innovation
Are self-driving cars safe? The tipping point rests on a psychological illusion
Jean-François Bonnefon and The Reader
Culture
Male celibacy has evolutionary benefits — but not for the reasons you think
Ruth Mace, Alberto Micheletti and The Conversation
Mind and Body
How to spot a liar using a classic mathematical trick
Dorje C Brody and The Conversation
Mind and Body
How music makes you feel may depend less on your brain than scientists believed — study
Allison Parshall
Entertainment
'Only Murders in the Building' Season 2 release date, time, plot, cast, trailer, for the Hulu series
Jeff Spry
Mind and Body
Why “micro workouts” can have significant mental and physical benefits
Sam Reiss
Science
Molecular ice could enable life on alien ocean planets
Steph Lee
Mind and Body
7 mind-bending illusions that reveal the gap between perception and reality
Jennifer Walter
Science
Stare into this black hole illusion, and your pupils will change shape
Jennifer Walter
Mind and Body
These 90-plus-year-old women reveal the secret to living a long, happy life
Elana Spivack
Science
What is my dog thinking? Science may finally have an answer
Tara Yarlagadda
Mind and Body
Why some nightmares could be a sign of a serious neurological condition
Abidemi Otaiku and The Conversation
Science
The best time to make a major life decision, according to science
Claire Cameron
Mind and Body
The right time to make a decision may depend on this overlooked biological factor
Jocelyn Solis-Moreira
Mind and Body
Bed bug infestations can lead to stress and sleep loss — new research
Jerome Goddard and The Conversation
Mind and Body
Want to be more decisive? Brain scientist debunks one major myth about choice
Wojciech Zajkowski and The Conversation
Gaming
Resident Evil proves the worst trope in horror video games needs to die
Emma Flint
Entertainment
'Evil' Season 3 cast and creators tease the rising underworld and "shaken" status quo
Eric Francisco
Science
This fruit makes mice go bananas. Now psychologists have a reason why
Elana Spivack