Psychology

UC Davis Dalai Lama

Meditation's lasting power

A first-of-its-kind study of meditation practictioners shows they are able to maintain their cognitive gains.

Hand washing OCD

Helping OCD patients find treatment that works

Brain imaging data may help doctors spot who might benefit the most from cognitive behavioral therapy.

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A fruit fly walks into a bar ...

Fruit flies have a drinking culture, too — and it may help us understand addiction.

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Feeling hormonal? Be glad

From puberty to menopause, women's hormones serve them well, and in ways that run counter to common belief.

UC Santa Barbara

Unwedded bliss — What nobody tells you about being single

A leading expert on the single experience celebrates the benefits of staying solo.

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A picture might actually be worth more than a thousand words

Emotional images can change people's behavior, while similarly charged words do not, a new study finds.

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Canada's landmark ruling against solitary confinement

Psychology professor Craig Haney provided the scientific foundation for the court's sweeping decision.

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Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

It's not just your imagination, it's neurology, according to a new study on mice.

Handout or hand up UC Berkeley study

A handout or a hand up? How we judge others guides how we help others

When charities emphasize the helplessness of those they assist, it changes how we give.

UC Berkeley social media

Social media actually makes you more (not less) relaxed, surprising new research says

It may not make you happy, but it will make you sleepy.

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