Psychology & Psychiatry

Nurture trumps nature in determining severity of PTSD symptoms

Researchers at Yale and elsewhere previously identified a host of genetic risk factors that help explain why some veterans are especially susceptible to the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Psychology & Psychiatry

I, you, or we: Pronouns provide hints to romantic attachment styles

Sometimes people wish they had greater insight into how their partner really feels. Recent work in social and personality psychology dives into the stories people tell about their romantic relationships, and finds that those ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why some people overeat when they're upset

The idea of eating a tub of ice cream to cope with being upset has become a bit cliche. Though some might not need a tub of chocolate swirl to help perk themselves up again, there do seem to be systematic differences in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why everyone should know their attachment style

If you've suffered from anxiety, depression or relationship problems, a psychological theory called "attachment theory" can help you get to the root cause of your difficulties and give you a greater understanding of what's ...