Psychology

  1. Psychology

    Social media doesn’t, by itself, make teens unhappy or anxious

    Checking social media frequently doesn’t necessarily cause unhappiness, a new study finds. Sleep, exercise and cyberbullying are also key.

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  2. Brain

    Brain ‘ripples’ appear just before you remember something

    Nerve cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a key memory center, fire together a second or two before people begin to recall an image, data now show.

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  3. Psychology

    Scientists investigate suicide risk among LGBTQ+ teens

    LGBTQ+ youths face higher suicide risks because of how society treats them as members of minority groups. But resources are available. And all teens can help.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Rise in suicides emphasizes need to help teens deal with despair

    Suicides are on the rise among U.S. adolescents and young adults. These data emphasize why people should reach out to friends who might have trouble coping with intense stress.

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  5. Science & Society

    Beyond the El Paso shooting: Racist words and acts harm kids’ health

    An author of a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics describes how racist acts, such as gun violence, can lead to lifelong physical and mental harm

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  6. Psychology

    Students can sway how their parents view climate change

    Teens and tweens can sway their parents’ views about climate change if they talk about it, sharing what they learned in school, a new study finds.

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  7. Math

    Science is helping kids become math masters

    Some researchers study video games, students’ posture and more as a means to help kids become better and more comfortable with math.

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  8. Psychology

    Is the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why linked to suicide?

    The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why attracted a lot of controversy for showing suicide. Two studies now look for signs that watching the show may elevate suicide risk.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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