College student depression is up during the pandemic

COVID-19 is taking a toll on college students' mental health. It's also hampering their ability to get quality care for issues like increasing depression.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 depression higher-education money health-and-medicine college-students race-and-ethnicity

College student depression is up during the pandemic

COVID-19 is taking a toll on college students' mental health. It's also hampering their ability to get quality care for issues like increasing depression.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 depression higher-education money health-and-medicine college-students race-and-ethnicity

Scans suggest how stereotypes affect the brain

A group of Mexican American college students watched stigmatizing news clips that reinforced negative stereotypes. Here's how that affected their brains.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: brains stereotypes society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students punishment stigma rewards race-and-ethnicity

College students slept more after stay-at-home orders

One silver line of social distancing? Staying at home because of COVID-19 might have led to college students getting more sleep, researchers report.

U. Washington • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 sleep young-adults health-and-medicine college-students

Better grades aren’t why more guys do STEM

Women with better grades are still less likely to major in physics, engineering, and computer science, whereas less-qualified men are jumping in, find researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education higher-education gender stem jobs science-and-technology college-students

To make STEM more diverse, change general chemistry?

STEM students from underrepresented groups consistently get lower grades in intro chemistry courses, research finds. That gap has major consequences.

James Urton-Washington • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education chemistry stem society-and-culture college-students race-and-ethnicity

How to help your teens handle social distancing

Teens may have a particularly hard time with social distancing, but there are ways you can help them cope with the disruption, stress, and worry.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: teenagers covid-19 parents young-adults emotions social-lives health-and-medicine college-students

Classroom tech beats lectures at boosting creativity

Lecture-based learning is no match for activity-based learning that takes advantage of tech for boosting student creativity, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: education higher-education learning mobile-devices society-and-culture college-students creativity

‘Ivy-plus’ colleges are missing some middle-class students

Should universities give middle-class college students a boost? A new report finds that middle-class kids are underrepresented on "Ivy-plus" campuses.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: higher-education money society-and-culture college-students socioeconomic-status

To change your personality, don’t go it alone

It's possible to change your personality, but it may be difficult to accomplish all on your own, new research suggests.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Jan. 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: personality featured science-and-technology college-students

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