Getting people to think of health as a core part of their identity can help them stick to following COVID-19 guidelines like wearing a mask.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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A digital ID will only work if people are allowed to keep control of their data.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Research on CEOs with uncommon names shows they tend to pursue unorthodox strategies. It's all about how a name shapes the way people see themselves.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~4 min
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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
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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
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Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
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A new analysis of Facebook comments show how social media and identity can lead to hate and dehumanization of other people, step by step.
May 20, 2020 • ~5 min
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"When people base their self-worth on financial success, they experience feelings of pressure and a lack of autonomy..."
April 10, 2020 • ~4 min
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In 2016, Russian trolls used pro- and anti-vaccine messages to target Americans. That has scientists worried about how they'll use COVID-19.
April 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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