Psychology & Psychiatry

People anticipate others' genuine smiles, but not polite smiles

Smile and the world smiles with you—but new research suggests that not all smiles are created equal. The research shows that people actually anticipate smiles that are genuine but not smiles that are merely polite. The ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Homesickness and adjustment in university students

Sure, many young adults are ecstatic at that first taste of freedom that comes with "going away to college." But for some, the intense transition can also trigger intense homesickness. In new research published in the Journal ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Brain imaging alone cannot diagnose autism

In a column appearing in the current issue of the journal Nature, McLean Hospital biostatistician Nicholas Lange, ScD, cautions against heralding the use of brain imaging scans to diagnose autism and urges greater focus on ...

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