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Stories from psychology:

Sunset Hike Friends Helping

A robust body of research from psychology professor Julianne Holt-Lunsdat shows meaningful social relationships have lasting, positive effects on your health. On the flip side, loneliness should be treated as a public health issue.

New research from BYU’s autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism — clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.

Professors on Hill

Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn’t exactly new, but according to a recent BYU study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most.

Students Running

Teens use smartphones successfully to do almost anything: learn new skills, communicate with friends, do research and catch Pokémon. But a new study finds smartphones aren’t as useful for helping teens maintain weight loss.

Mia the dog

We know dogs are sensitive to human emotion, but a BYU professor set out to discover how they use that emotion.

Frenemies Photo Illustration

A new study from BYU finds that couples in ambivalent, frenemy-like relationships experience higher blood pressure than their supportive-couple counterparts.

Before Charlotte the spider spelled the word “humble” in her web to describe Wilbur the pig, she told Templeton the rat that the word meant “not proud.”

Parents who spend their time playing with and talking to their five-month-old baby may wonder whether their child remembers any of it a day later.

A new BYU study finds that consumers experiencing a heightened sense of balance are more likely to weigh the options and go with a product that falls in the middle of the high-end, low-end scale.

The authors of a new study on life-changing experiences give author Charles Dickens high marks for his portrayal of Scrooge’s sudden switch to saintliness.