Psychology

  1. Science & Society

    Five tips for learning better from home

    When adapting to learning a new way, such as online from home, you may need to adjust habits and more actively reach out when help is needed.

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  2. Science & Society

    Learning will change with COVID-19’s social distancing

    As COVID-19 has shuttered schools to foster social distancing, the way kids learn is changing. Here are tips from some of the first sidelined classrooms.

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  3. Psychology

    How to cope as COVID-19 imposes social distancing

    As schools close in an effort to curtail the new coronavirus pandemic, we know how you feel and what you’re missing. Here are some tips for coping.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    This scientist wants to know how racial discrimination gets ‘under the skin’

    Racism could have derailed Leticia Márquez-Magaña’s path to science. Now she studies the biological impact of stress faced by underrepresented groups.

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  5. Science & Society

    Do school-shooter drills hurt students more than they help?

    There’s no set standard for shooter drills held at most U.S. schools. Experts are beginning to ask whether certain drills might hurt students more than they help.

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  6. Science & Society

    Study links racism with signs of depression in Black teens

    Among teens, just two weeks of frequent racial discrimination was enough to worsen signs of possible depression, a new study finds.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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