Why does one person get choked up over those heart-wrenching SPCA commercials, while another will barely shed a tear for the death of a loved one – if even then? Does the exhortation “Have a good cry” carry any physiological or psychological merit?

Researchers have begun studying the science of crying in an effort to help us better understand what human tears mean from social, psychological, and neuroscientific perspectives. Recent studies show that crying is not only perfectly healthy but is also critical for good mental health and stability. Read more.