Psychology & Psychiatry

Post-Dobbs, maternal mental health care is even more complicated

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ecosystem for pregnant women has become far more complicated—not only for women with unexpected pregnancies but also for those with planned pregnancies ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are mixed emotions real? New research says yes

In Pixar's latest film, "Inside Out 2," complex feelings like envy and embarrassment join the cast of characters. Nostalgia, however, is hurried out the door to cries of "too early," when she appears.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Using muscular avatars in VR to reduce pain perception

Researchers at University of Tsukuba have reported that immersion in virtual reality using an avatar with a muscular build can reduce pain perception. They also noted that the combination of the gender of the user and avatar ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How a high-fat diet can make you anxious

When we're stressed out, many of us turn to junk food for solace. But new CU Boulder research suggests this strategy may backfire.

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