Beth Newhart

Beth Newhart

Reporter, Technology and Mind & Behavior

@bethbylines

Beth Newhart, based in Chicago, covers Mind & Behavior and Technology for The Academics Times. Beth is a journalist with experience covering culture, business, tech, finance, food, beverage and more. Her work has been featured in international publications, including BeverageDaily, DairyReporter, Crain Communications and Time Out Group. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Loyola University Chicago.

Traditional gender roles have held sway during the pandemic when it comes to parenting. (Unsplash/Sai De Silva)
Traditional gender roles have held sway during the pandemic when it comes to parenting. (Unsplash/Sai De Silva) 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.

Indian municipal workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) guide passengers arriving from United Kingdom, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.  (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Indian municipal workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) guide passengers arriving from United Kingdom, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.  (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) 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.

In a new study, researchers analyzed associations between sexual identity, sexual behavior and alcohol use outcomes, including age at first drink, binge drinking and current drinking. (Photo by Moritz Mentges on Unsplash)
In a new study, researchers analyzed associations between sexual identity, sexual behavior and alcohol use outcomes, including age at first drink, binge drinking and current drinking. (Photo by Moritz Mentges on Unsplash) 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.

A recent study found that that the strong connections between mothers and their nonverbal autistic children are a result of the mothers expanding their understood categories of socially oriented behavior beyond the typical, conventional examples. (Photo by Mathilde Langevin on Unsplash)
A recent study found that that the strong connections between mothers and their nonverbal autistic children are a result of the mothers expanding their understood categories of socially oriented behavior beyond the typical, conventional examples. (Photo by Mathilde Langevin on Unsplash) 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.

“There are many demographic factors that relate to subjective well-being, including income and gender, but age is one that’s particularly interesting,” a professor of psychology said. (Photo by Matthew Bennett on Unsplash)
“There are many demographic factors that relate to subjective well-being, including income and gender, but age is one that’s particularly interesting,” a professor of psychology said. (Photo by Matthew Bennett on Unsplash) 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.

A recently published study examined the motivations of people who partake in risky activities such as rock climbing. (Photo by Hu Chen on Unsplash)
A recently published study examined the motivations of people who partake in risky activities such as rock climbing. (Photo by Hu Chen on Unsplash) 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.

A new study analyzed the perspectives and experiences of American college students in defining racial microaggression. (Photo by Charles DeLoye on Unsplash)
A new study analyzed the perspectives and experiences of American college students in defining racial microaggression. (Photo by Charles DeLoye on Unsplash) 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.

A sign in a Houston park reminds people to practice social distancing, March 25, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A sign in a Houston park reminds people to practice social distancing, March 25, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) 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.