Adults don't see punishment as rehabilitative, although children do. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Adults don't see punishment as rehabilitative, although children do. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Though the United States has the highest number of incarcerated citizens of any country in the world, a new study suggests that American adults don’t view incarceration as being rehabilitative — a stark contrast to the optimism that children show about the same punishment.

Video games can lead to aggression in teens, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Pakuma)
Video games can lead to aggression in teens, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Pakuma)Even moderate extended exposure to violent video games can have an impact on the aggression adolescents express over time, a new 10-year study found, underscoring concerns about the influence of franchises such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto on young players.

Behavior observation is one traditional way to diagnose ADHD. Now there may be a better way. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Behavior observation is one traditional way to diagnose ADHD. Now there may be a better way. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)Introducing computer programs to a clinical setting may provide clinicians with faster, more accurate diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study out of The Ohio State University suggests.

New evidence shows cats may be more therapeutic than dogs for kids with autism. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-Ying)
New evidence shows cats may be more therapeutic than dogs for kids with autism. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-Ying)Though the role of a service animal is often associated with dogs, a new study suggests that cats may provide the kind of companionship that is beneficial to children with autism in particular.

ADHD can put women at higher risk of suicide. (Unsplash/Kyle Broad)
ADHD can put women at higher risk of suicide. (Unsplash/Kyle Broad)People with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder are far more likely to attempt suicide than those without ADHD, with women being particularly vulnerable to suicidal ideation, according to a large-scale national study out of Canada.

The way doctors ask questions can be as important as the questions they ask. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
The way doctors ask questions can be as important as the questions they ask. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)Primary care doctors can provide better care for patients with mental health concerns by simply changing the way they phrase questions regarding self-harm and suicide, a recent study suggests.

Women have had more sleepless nights than men during COVID-19. (Unsplash/Mathilde Langevin)
Women have had more sleepless nights than men during COVID-19. (Unsplash/Mathilde Langevin)The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on sleep quality and mental health, with women suffering more than men in both areas — a difference that researchers believe may be due to the traditional role of women as caretakers in their homes.

Dating apps are more popular among socially anxious, depressed people. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
Dating apps are more popular among socially anxious, depressed people. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)People who suffer from social anxiety tend to spend more time using mobile dating apps such as Tinder, according to a new study — though despite using them more, they’re less likely to initiate contact with matches than their less anxious peers.

If you identify with the villain, you may have some less-than-savory traits yourself. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
If you identify with the villain, you may have some less-than-savory traits yourself. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Villains in fictional media often become some of the most popular characters in their respective franchises, appearing on merchandise, starring in spinoffs and accruing large, dedicated fanbases. But new research suggests that individuals who are drawn strongly to such antagonists may have less-than-savory personality traits themselves.

Depression in youth can suffer from a host of health issues later in life, according to new research. (Unsplash/Abbat)
Depression in youth can suffer from a host of health issues later in life, according to new research. (Unsplash/Abbat)People who experience depression during their youth are at increased risk of numerous illnesses and even premature death later in life, according to an extensive study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Robots can "think out loud" much like humans can, according to new research. (Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash)
Robots can "think out loud" much like humans can, according to new research. (Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash)Robots can push people to engage in riskier behavior, according to recent research, underscoring how technology can shape human decision-making and risk-taking.

“These are really the first generation of teenagers that grew up with social media,” one researcher said. “So they had this constant exposure to unrealistic beauty ideals.” (Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)
“These are really the first generation of teenagers that grew up with social media,” one researcher said. “So they had this constant exposure to unrealistic beauty ideals.” (Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)Teenagers who are unsatisfied with their physical appearance are at a notably heightened risk of developing depression by the time they become adults, researchers found, with boys at a nearly threefold risk of severe depression as a result of body dissatisfaction.