Racial discrimination linked to suicide

New U.S. research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide. However, the ability to emotionally and psychologically reframe a transgression can mitigate its harmful effects.

Training our sense of gratitude is good for mental health

A recent Dutch study shows that training oneself to be more thankful can help people to feel better and increase mental resilience. This is the first time that this has been demonstrated convincingly. 

Intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon

Recent studies demonstrated that the relationship between brain structure and intelligence not only involves grey matter, but also white matter - the brain's wiring system. 

Neuroscientists Discover New Kind of Signal in the Human Brain

Scientists have uncovered a new kind of electrical process in the human brain that could play a key role in the unique way our brains compute.Researchers have discovered that certain cells in the human cortex transmit signals in a way not seen before.

High amounts of screen time begin as early as infancy

Children's average daily screen time increased from 53 minutes at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes at 3 years, according to a recent analysis. By age 8, children were likely to log the highest amount of screen time if they had been born to first-time mothers.

Kindness to others greatly improve one's mood

According to a recent study, walking around and offering kindness to others in the world reduces anxiety and increases happiness and feelings of social connection.

The relationship between social media and depression

Dutch research have now found a correlation between the passive use of social media ( aimlessly scrolling through social media feeds ) and depression symptoms like loneliness and fatigue.

Video games do make kids violent, study says

Violent video game play by adolescents is associated with increases in physical aggression over time, according to a new meta-analysis.

Finally, parents are putting the fun back into playgrounds

From India to Taiwan to Canada to the UK, groups of parents are fighting back against their municipalities' obsession with 'safety at all costs' and insisting that kids have the right to interesting play spaces.

Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions

The study compared how adults and children respond to an identical task when in the presence of both their peers and humanoid robots. Children were more likely to give the same responses as the robots.

Children More Patient Now Than 50 Years Ago

Some 50 years since the 'marshmallow test' in which most kids gobbled up one treat immediately rather than wait several minutes to get two, today's youngsters may be able to delay gratification significantly longer.

Millennial men value altruism and self-care above traditional male qualities

Contrary to popular stereotypes, young men today are likely to be selfless, socially engaged and health-conscious, according to a new study from a Canadian university .

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

A new research paper in Frontiers of Psychology suggests that we don't consciously choose our thoughts or our feelings – we become aware of them.

Change behaviors by changing perception of normal

Stanford researchers find that focusing on how norms are changing can help people alter their behaviors.