Psychology

  1. Health & Medicine

    Climate change poses mental health risks to children and teens

    Climate change doesn’t just hurt people’s physical health. It’s bad for mental health, too. Children and teens are especially at risk, say experts.

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  2. Psychology

    Art can make science easier to remember

    Students who learn science using art remember what they learned longer than those in regular classes.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Why some people think they know more than vaccine experts

    New research sheds light on why some people choose myths over science when it comes to vaccines.

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  4. Psychology

    What part of us knows right from wrong?

    Our conscience may have evolved from our need to cooperate. Scientists are learning where the brain’s moral centers are, and how they make us human.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Friendly adults help teens stand up against bullies

    In the movies, kid heroes often intervene to stop bullies. What makes that happen in reality? A good family life and trustworthy teachers can help.

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  6. Psychology

    Easing test anxiety boosts science grades in low-income students

    Giving lower-income students mental tools to cope with test anxiety boosted their science grades.

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  7. Science & Society

    School bullying has risen in areas that supported Trump

    Bullying rose in areas that favored Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 election for U.S. president. The new findings come from surveys of Virginia middle school students.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Why can’t bugs be grub?

    Insects are tasty and nutritious, and raising them is good for the planet. So how can Westerners be convinced to give insects a taste?

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  9. Psychology

    Smartphones may serve as digital security blankets

    In a new study, students in awkward social situations experienced less stress if they had — but didn’t use — their smartphones.

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    Phones in the classroom hurt everyone’s grades

    When students use electronic devices in the classroom, their school performance may suffer. And so might their classmates’ grades, a new study finds.

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  11. Psychology

    Are you scared of heights? Virtual reality could help

    Virtual reality may help people battle a real-world fear of heights.

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  12. Psychology

    Your window to learn new languages may still be open

    Results from an online grammar quiz suggest that people who start learning a second language at age 10 or 12 can still learn it well.

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