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.

Imagination might help memory when it comes to young kids. (Unsplash/Markus Spiske)
Imagination might help memory when it comes to young kids. (Unsplash/Markus Spiske)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.

Women became the victims of domestic violence more often during the pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Women became the victims of domestic violence more often during the pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)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.

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.

Last April's stimulus didn't alleviate economic stress among Latino families. (Unsplash/Omar Lopez)
Last April's stimulus didn't alleviate economic stress among Latino families. (Unsplash/Omar Lopez)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.

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.

After ignoring it for decades, politicians on both sides of the aisle used PTSD as a political battering ram. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
After ignoring it for decades, politicians on both sides of the aisle used PTSD as a political battering ram. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)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 support global trade less than nonwhites, according to recent date. (AP Photo/Gideon Maundo)
White Americans support global trade less than nonwhites, according to recent date. (AP Photo/Gideon Maundo)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.

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.

Adult brushes with the law may stem more from teen issues than childhood troubles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Adult brushes with the law may stem more from teen issues than childhood troubles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)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.

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.

Staying busy might add to pandemic stress. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Staying busy might add to pandemic stress. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)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.

Unhappy people are more likely to back populist candidates in Europe. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Unhappy people are more likely to back populist candidates in Europe. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)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.

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.

Retailers use prices ending in 9 to fool shoppers. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Retailers use prices ending in 9 to fool shoppers. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)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.

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.

New research throws more light on the link between self-esteem levels and depression. (Unsplash/Velizar Ivanov)
New research throws more light on the link between self-esteem levels and depression. (Unsplash/Velizar Ivanov)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.

Gay and bisexual women regarded COVID-19 as a greater threat at the start of the pandemic.
Gay and bisexual women regarded COVID-19 as a greater threat at the start of the pandemic.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.

Your evening snack may help your brain. (Unsplash/Iryna Mykhaylova)
Your evening snack may help your brain. (Unsplash/Iryna Mykhaylova)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.