Elementary-aged children often have issues with memory tasks, since they are still developing their cognitive abilities. But new research has determined for the first time that children improved their prospective memory when they were encouraged to both imagine completing tasks ahead of time and predict their performance.
The one-time, $1,200 stimulus checks the U.S. government distributed last April in an attempt to offset the economic burden of the rapidly spreading pandemic did not alleviate stress, anxiety or depressive symptoms related to the coronavirus, particularly among low-income Latina mothers and their families, new research shows.
Troubles in adulthood such as criminal offenses or mental health issues have stronger associations with negative psychological experiences endured in adolescence than in early childhood, new research found.
Amid coronavirus lockdowns last spring, those who kept busy simply for the sake of doing so experienced heightened emotions — both negative and positive — versus those who pursued meaningful activities, according to new research.
Self-esteem levels in early adolescents have a reciprocal relationship with depressive symptoms, particularly among girls rather than boys, according to new research that is the first to study that relationship within this age group.
At the onset of pandemic shelter-in-place orders and safety precautions in the spring of 2020, American women who identify as lesbian or bisexual perceived COVID-19 to be a bigger threat to themselves, their families and their communities than heterosexual women did, according to a new study that offers the first evidence of perceptions of and exposure to the coronavirus among sexual minority women.
A genetic predisposition for music, along with practice time and family environmental influences, may have a larger impact on the success of professional musicians than the age at which they began studying music, new research found through a study of professional musicians and twins.
People whose political, scientific or religious principles are dogmatic remain reluctant to seek out new information that could refine their beliefs even though the internet now makes it easily available, a dynamic that may be driven by fundamental cognitive processes, according to recent research involving American adults.
Supervisors reported higher levels of energy, optimism and job satisfaction when their employees showed regular appreciation and gratitude, according to a recent study focused on managers at an American university.
Sleep quality is the strongest predictor of depressive symptoms and well-being in young people, more so than other commonly cited health factors such as a good diet, physical activity and sleep quantity, new research determined.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, heterosexual dual-earner American couples have fallen back onto traditional gender roles that see women taking on more child care responsibilities, despite both parents working full-time, a large study found.
Essential non-health care workers in workplaces with robust COVID-19 infection control programs report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression than those who are working from home, new research found.
American youth who identify as gay or bisexual have been more likely to engage in underage alcohol use and binge drinking in the past decade compared to their heterosexual peers, partially as a result of stress from stigma, prejudice and discrimination, a new study found.
Nonspeaking children with autism and their mothers are able to form a strong connection beyond language-based communication and traditional social cues as a result of the mothers expanding their view of what constitutes social behavior from their children.
American adults’ sense of well-being as they age resembles a U-curve, decreasing during their 20s and 30s to the lowest point in their late 40s before sharply increasing in their 50s onward, notwithstanding the effects of aging on health, according to a recent study.
As outdoor adventure-based activities that feature personal danger, such as rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting, grow in popularity, researchers who set out to understand what drives people to take part found that it depends on experience level, with the most seasoned participants seeking personal growth rather than an adrenaline rush.
American college students consider racial microaggressions to be a form of racism that now occurs more frequently than major discrimination, according to new research involving people of color who attend a predominantly white university in the U.S.
In the two-week period after the Trump administration set public guidelines to slow the growth of coronavirus infections in March, a researcher determined that “conscientious” U.S. adults were most likely to follow the rules.