Credit: CC0 Public Domain Young people with learning difficulties and their families have helped to identify key areas of research that could improve their lives. Ten research priorities – which include devising approaches to tackle bullying and creating the best learning environments – will be used to inform new research initiatives at the University of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Too much time spent on gaming, smartphones and watching television is linked to heightened levels and diagnoses of anxiety or depression in children as young as age 2, according to a new study. Even after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: iStock Nearly 10% of elementary school students have trouble learning to write, with potentially lasting consequences on their education. EPFL researchers have developed a software program that can analyze these children’s writing disabilities and their causes with unparalleled precision. Trouble learning how to write, called dysgraphia, affects some 10% of schoolchildren. This learning disability […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our research shows that people infer a wide range of personality traits just by looking […]Continue Reading ...
Gerardo Gonzalez, MD. Credit: University of Massachusetts Medical School Every day, as the opioid epidemic continues to grip the country, more than 115 people in the United States die from overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study by Gerardo Gonzalez, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, examines how one health […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Infants’ early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study published October 10, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kelly Farquharson from Florida State University and colleagues. Children with difficulties in identifying letters are more likely to develop reading impairments, but such difficulties cannot be uncovered […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mental health patients are at much greater risk of dying from unnatural causes following their first discharge from inpatient care than the rest of the population, according to new research. In the most comprehensive study of this topic ever carried out, The University of Manchester team say though danger to patients […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. border, some of them very young, have landed in shelters where they often experience stress, neglect and minimal social and cognitive stimulation. The latest findings of the long-running Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP), involving children in Romanian orphanages, tells a cautionary […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, a new study in the journal Palliative Medicine reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey and the Princess Alice Hospice carried out a review of studies examining the experiences […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People with intellectual disabilities or autism may be reluctant to use shared traffic zones in the community, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that most of the people in the trial felt shared zones may pose a potential barrier to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study by University of Miami psychology researchers of anonymous interactions suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers. Would you tip your waitress if you knew you’d never return to her restaurant? Probably, because that’s how most of us are socialized. But what […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—American teens whose behavior, appearance or lifestyle do not conform to widely held views on what it is to be a “normal” male or female face a high risk for mental distress and drug abuse, new research warns. The findings were culled from a national survey exploring the psychological risk profiles of teens who described […]Continue Reading ...
Unequal career opportunities: women are often disadvantaged at work, possibly also because they often shy away from competition more often than men. With the help of priming, a psychological method, this gender difference can be offset. Credit: Fotolia Women are still disadvantaged in society, particularly professionally. They are frequently paid less than men and find […]Continue Reading ...
In a new study, psychology professor Renee Baillargeon found that 21-month-old infants expect people to respond differently to leaders and bullies. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer A new study finds that 21-month-old infants can distinguish between respect-based power asserted by a leader and fear-based power wielded by a bully. The study, reported in the Proceedings of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sibling rivalry. Every parent and every sibling understands what this means. Siblings fight. A lot. And sometimes those fights escalate to involve physical, verbal, and psychological aggression. Aggression between siblings is so common that people often believe that these behaviors are part of the normal process of growing up, but recent […]Continue Reading ...
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