The Psychological Effects of Violent Media, and Other News July 22, 2016 . 3 Comments
Yesterday, news broke that Miami police had shot Charles Kinsey, an unarmed mental health worker tending to a man with autism. Kinsey says he had his hands up at the time of the shooting, ... Read More
Report: Police More Readily Use Force on Black Americans July 21, 2016 . 5 Comments
Police officers are more likely to use force against black individuals than white individuals, according to a Center for Policing Equity report. Previous research suggests that blacks ... Read More
Early Bedtimes in Preschool Could Reduce Risk of Obesity July 20, 2016 . 3 Comments
Preschool bedtimes before 8 p.m. could significantly reduce a child’s risk of adolescent obesity, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Previous research shows ... Read More
Negative Stereotypes Can Affect Female Athletes’ Performance July 19, 2016 . 5 Comments
Female soccer players exposed to stereotypes about their playing ability experienced significant reductions in their dribbling speed, according to a study published in the journal Psychology ... Read More
Mental Health Effects of ‘Pokemon GO,’ and Other News July 15, 2016 . 7 Comments
At least 15 million people have downloaded Pokémon GO, a virtual reality app for smartphones that encourages users to virtually find Pokémon characters in the real world. Some have criticized ... Read More
Warmer Climates May Contribute to Higher Violence Rates July 13, 2016 . 7 Comments
Hot climates may produce more aggressive behavior, according to a paper published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Drawing upon several previous studies, the study’s authors—led ... Read More
Study Finds Link Between Discrimination, Drinking Alcohol July 12, 2016 . 5 Comments
Exposure to discrimination may be linked to alcohol abuse, according to a study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine. Statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol ... Read More
Despite Agreement, Still Marketing Unhealthy Food to Kids July 11, 2016 . 5 Comments
Measures to reduce the impact of marketing unhealthy food to children continue to fall short of World Health Organization (WHO) goals, according to a paper published in the Bulletin of ... Read More
Congress Passes Mental Health Legislation, and Other News July 8, 2016 . 5 Comments
The U.S. Congress explored two pieces of mental health legislation this week. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Rep. Tim Murphy’s, R-Pa., Helping Families ... Read More
Emojis May Help People Make Healthier Food Purchases July 7, 2016 . 6 Comments
Arrows directing people toward healthy food in grocery stores—a real-life version of emojis—can help people make healthier choices, according to a study published in the Journal of ... Read More
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