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.
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.
Domestic violence against women surged by 23% during Spain’s first lockdown at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, according to a new study using data from the country.
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.
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.
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.
American politicians on both sides of the aisle have used post-traumatic stress disorder as a “strategic tool” through which to level sweeping criticism on the direction of U.S. foreign policy, a new study found, after staying mum on the subject for decades.
White Americans have grown less supportive of international trade over the past decade than racial minorities in the U.S. regardless of their economic status, a new study found, contrary to prevailing economic theories that suggest increased affluence leads to a less protectionist reaction to globalization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Individuals who aren’t happy are significantly more likely to back populist parties in Europe, according to new research, underscoring that political instability could be a result of policymakers not doing more to bolster citizens’ health and happiness.
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.
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.
Consumers commonly perceive prices ending in the number 9 as being low, but new research shows that 9-ending prices are often higher than others by as much as 18%, potentially leading shoppers to make suboptimal choices and impacting monetary policy.
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.
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.
In the first large-scale analysis connecting specific long-term eating habits to cognitive activity in people’s later years, U.S. researchers tied daily consumption of cheese and red wine to higher levels of fluid intelligence.