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

How self-esteem benefits international college students

"...self-esteem may be viewed as a coping resource for international students when they interact with domestic students."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: higher-education society-and-culture social-lives college-students self-esteem

Class time can affect which college majors student pick

When college students take a class could be an important factor in what college major they choose, particularly if classes are early or back-to-back.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture time college-students decisions

Myth-busting ads cut high-risk college student drinking

A marketing campaign designed to educate college students about the social norms around drinking on campus cut dangerous behaviors and high-risk drinking.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: alcohol advertising social-lives health-and-medicine college-students

A bit more sleep cuts college student blood pressure

"A relatively minor commitment to get a little more sleep can make a real impact on improving your health."

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: sleep health-and-medicine college-students

Fitbit data hint at how discrimination alters daily life

"We looked at objective measures of behavior to try to really understand how [discrimination] changed students' daily life."

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: bias discrimination society-and-culture college-students wearable-devices

2 in 5 young adults have untreated substance use disorder

The percentage of young adults with a substance use disorder who were able to stop using substances was extremely low, the study finds.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: drugs addiction alcohol young-adults health-and-medicine college-students

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