Just about every parent is familiar with the signs: the crying, the stomping feet and pouting lips, all of which are usually followed by a collapse to the floor and […]

Teenage Risk

I decided to study the brains of teenagers because I was fascinated by the transition from dependence to independence, and hoped to discover the emotional and neurobiological changes supporting that […]


What makes love thrive or fail? Since scientists began studying romantic relationships, we’ve learned a lot about the ingredients of success. But could your feelings about your relationship change with […]


Imagine how an infant, looking out from her crib or her father’s arms, might see the world. Does she experience a kaleidoscope of shadowy figures looming in and out of […]

Morality Arguement

Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, a new study suggests.

Positive Thinking

Many people think that the key to success is to cultivate and doggedly maintain an optimistic outlook.

Sticker Chart

After working with thousands of families over my years as a family psychologist, I’ve found that one of the most common predicaments parents face is how to get kids to […]

Cortical Integration

Each day I post a new MCAT CARS Passage. This is for anyone who wants to practice for the CARS Section. Every article is selected to meet the AAMC MCAT criteria for […]