Adolescent chimpanzees share some of the same risk-taking behaviors as human teens, but they may be less impulsive than their human counterparts, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study gets at age-old nature/nurture questions about why adolescents take more risks: because of environment or because of biological predispositions?
JMIR Publications recently published “Reducing Treatment Burden Among People With Chronic Conditions Using Machine Learning: Viewpoint” in JMIR Biomedical Engineering which reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated multiple challenges within the health care system and is unique to those living with chronic conditions.
People consistently underestimate how much others in their social circle might appreciate an unexpected phone call, text or email just to say hello, and the more surprising the connection, the greater the appreciation, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Computer equipment is missing from a company storage room. Of the three employees who have access, two respond calmly when questioned by management. A third yells and swears. Who is most likely guilty?
Researchers showed that adding gamification with either competition or support increased physical activity for patients with Type 2 diabetes
A team led by UC Davis Health researchers tested and validated elaborated language sampling (ELS) as a set of procedures for collecting, measuring and analyzing the spoken language of youth with Down syndrome in a naturalistic setting. They found that ELS is a reliable and feasible tool that can be used to detect meaningful changes in communication skills of individuals with Down syndrome.
CHICAGO — Experts at UChicago and UChicago Medicine are available to discuss the different ways video conferencing can be adversely affecting physical and mental health, as well as creating what is currently known as “Zoom fatigue.” Laryngeal surgeon Brandon Baird,…
Adding an “active choice” nudge to the electronic health record increased statin prescribing for patients with heart disease, but not for those “at-risk”
As politics grows increasingly polarized, a new global study finds people often exaggerate political differences and negative feelings of those on the opposite side of the political divide, and this misperception can be reduced by informing them of the other side’s true feelings. The study replicates earlier research in the United States, finding the phenomenon to be generalizable across 25 countries.
In a new study, researchers report they can manipulate how the brain encodes and retains emotional memories.
New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
To improve behavior in class, teachers should focus on praising children for good behavior, rather than telling them off for being disruptive, according to a new study published in Educational Psychology.
Finnish research team maps neural activity in response to watching horror movies. A study conducted by the University of Turku shows the top horror movies of the past 100 years, and how they manipulate brain activity.
Don’t take a good night’s sleep for granted. It’s more important for your overall health than you may think. Sleepiness throughout the day after minimal shut-eye isn’t the only possible consequence. Other problems may include those that affect your immune…
Finding may help explain evolutionary origins of screams Human screams convey a level of individual identity that may help explain their evolutionary origins, finds a study by scientists at Emory University. PeerJ published the research, showing that listeners can correctly identify…