Archived articles

psychology

Orientation 2018
The science of happiness
Published Aug 28, 2018
Hopkins psychologist Justin Halberda introduces incoming students to the study of happiness, fulfillment, and meaning
Psych-aww-logy
Dogged determination to help
Published July 24, 2018
Study finds that not only will some dogs comfort their owner, but they'll also overcome obstacles to do it
Medicine
Treating those ICU blues
Published Winter 2016
Johns Hopkins researchers found that a third of patients experience symptoms of depression after a stay in the ICU. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Neuroscience of fun
Lighten up, it's good for you
Published Summer 2016
Scientists explain the tricky, vague, and elusive neuroscience of fun / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Might as well laugh
Published Summer 2016
For patients in tough situations, sometimes the best thing is cracking wise / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Nonfiction
Psychoactive psychology
Published Spring 2016
The good life
Control and happiness
Published Aug 26, 2015
Big-picture, reflective outlook on life could promote greater satisfaction, research suggests
What is he thinking?
Published Summer 2013 Video
Researchers in the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Child Development explore the minds of infants and children / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Minding the whole patient
Published March 2013 Photos
The Phipps Clinic revolutionized psychiatry by focusing on lives not symptoms / Gazette
The 90-year divide
Published Fall 2012
Nearly a century ago, rival approaches to psychiatry fractured the profession. The grand argument is far from over, and at least two fundamental questions—What causes mental illness? How best to treat mental illness?—still await definitive answers. / Johns Hopkins Magazine