Psychology

More Stories in Psychology

  1. Animals

    Let’s learn about the creatures of Halloween

    Check out the real-life vampires and zombies of the animal kingdom, and learn why people think ghosts and mummy curses are real.

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  2. Psychology

    Will you learn better from reading on screen or on paper?

    Some studies find students don’t learn as well by reading on screens as from paper. But that's not always true. Here’s how to make the most of reading in either format.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Starting schools later leads to less tardiness, fewer ‘zombies’

    Students attending schools with later start times feel more awake during the day and are less likely to oversleep and be late for class.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Weight shaming is literally sickening

    Many people think it’s okay to shame people for their weight. Not only is that cruel, but it also can harm their mental and physical health.

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  5. Psychology

    What happened when Simone Biles got the twisties at the Olympics?

    Stress might have led to physical and mental disorientation during the gymnastics competition. Still, a lot about the phenomenon remains unknown.

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  6. Psychology

    How to resist and counter today’s flood of fake news

    Although misinformation bothers most people, few know how to spot deceit or nonsense, studies find.

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  7. Science & Society

    Kids lost more than learning when COVID closed their schools

    The first 18 months of the pandemic has already taken a hefty academic and emotional toll on students, new research shows.

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  8. Psychology

    Most people will add something — even when subtracting makes more sense

    People default to adding when solving puzzles and problems, even when subtracting works better. That could underlie some modern-day excesses.

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  9. Brain

    Search for ‘rewards’ is big driver in remodeling a teen’s brain

    Communication ‘highways’ in the brain undergo a major overhaul as children morph into adults. Dopamine plays a big role in this remodeling project.

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