New research on how mice brains handle fear have implications for PTSD and memory disorders that make discerning past and present threats harder.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: memory brains fear emotions health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
Wanting to help others motivates people to use chatbots for mental health services more than seeking help for themselves after a shooting, researchers say.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence mental-health communication emotions health-and-medicine
"When dads play a bigger role in childcare and doing routine housework, it puts both parents in a better position to succeed at work."
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: parents gender jobs emotions families featured society-and-culture
Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: mental-health school psychology stress sleep adaptation child-development child-psychology k-12-education emotions empathy emotional-skills identity self-esteem pandemic-school-closures pandemic-parenting remote-learning bedtime-routine social-emotional-development prosocial-behaviors sleep-hygiene peer-relationships reciprocity remote-schooling
Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: depression gender emotions health-and-medicine identity race-and-ethnicity
An expert breaks down how parents can help kids stressed about the pandemic get back to school while watching for signs of emotional distress.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: education covid-19 parents anxiety stress childrens-health emotions featured health-and-medicine
'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist
Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus emotion cooperation psilocybin social-distancing altruism oxytocin face-masks masks public-goods performance-enhancement cognitive-enhancement experimental-economics sociopath human-enhancements rules wearing-masks
Even when you know the placebo treatment isn't "real," believing it will make you feel better can ease emotional distress, a new study shows.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: brains emotions health-and-medicine beliefs medications placebos
New research examines how people articulate their sadness when a robot "dies," such as NASA's Opportunity rover.
July 30, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: social-media robots death emotions science-and-technology society-and-culture
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