Popular Science articles about Psychology & Sociology
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study.
2015 was an unprecedented year in the recognition of transgender rights in some high-income countries. However, as a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals, public recognition has yet...
Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men. Why is this? While multiple reasons have been offered in the past, a...
How many medals will each country win in Rio at this Summer's Olympic Games? Researchers who derived predictions from two different models anticipate that the USA, China, Russia, and the...
It has been known for years that personality traits of animals, such as aggressiveness, risk-taking, curiosity or sociality, may have far-reaching consequences for reproduction and survival. However, separating the effect...
A recent study from North Carolina State University highlights the "emotional labor" required of collegiate student-athletes, which can leave student-athletes feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous. The study calls on universities...
Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, a new study suggests.
Circadian rhythms are internal clocks that determine many of an organism's daily rhythms, for example sleep-wake, feeding, urinary output and hormone production. Aligned with the environment by external forces such...
Learning a new language is a difficult task. It requires skills for memorizing new words, learning how to put those words together in a grammatical way, and integrating them with...
For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research...
A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the...
Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners' arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game.
Columbia Engineering Professor Steven K. Feiner and Ajoy Fernandes MS'16 have developed a method of combating virtual reality (VR) sickness that can be applied to consumer head-worn VR displays, such...
For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers...
Battling the childhood obesity epidemic is a priority for many researchers, as obesity during adolescence increases the risk of chronic diseases throughout life. Because obese children have lower quality of...
Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new...
Chronic stress can make us worn-out, anxious, depressed--in fact, it can change the architecture of the brain. New research at The Rockefeller University shows that when mice experience prolonged stress,...
While the latter half of the 20th century showed a widening gap between the more and less educated with respect to marriage and fertility, this trend has not significantly altered...
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Popular Psychology news
- Honeybee circadian rhythms are affected more by social interactions
- Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study
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- The brain watched during language learning
- Animals 'inherit' their social network from their mothers, Penn study shows
- The Lancet: Transgender rights critical for the health of 25 million transgender people worldwide
- Early behavior problems impact long-term educational attainment more for boys than girls
- Fighting virtual reality sickness
- A simple numbers game seems to make kids better at math
- Cats seem to grasp the laws of physics