Psychology

Man in bed looking surprised and scared

Lack of sleep shrinks men's testicles?

UC Berkeley scientist Matt Walker shows how missing sleep can really catch up with you in his new TED Talk.

Two psychiatrists walk in Oakland

These psychiatrists bring mental health care to those who need it most

A program at UCSF is training psychiatrists to care for people often overlooked by the mental health care system.

Seniors holding hands

Preparing to care for the Baby Boomer wave that’s coming

Scientists examine how wisdom, loneliness, sleep quality and more impact the well-being of older persons.

Child reading to a dog

ADHD: Could dogs be the answer?

Therapy dogs can help reduce symptoms in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Frida writes in her notebook in front of a colorful wall

Want to ace your tests? Take notes by hand

Even a brand new laptop won't give you an edge over pen and paper.

Two women in 50s hairstyles gossip in black and white photo

Study busts myths about gossip

A first-of-its-kind study asserts that women don’t gossip negatively more often than men, among other conclusions.

Margot Kushel with a patient

UCSF launches new Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative with $30M gift

Marc and Lynne Benioff's donation will create a first-of-its-kind initiative to research the causes of homelessness and find solutions.

Students slumped in a classroom

Anxiety ‘epidemic’ brewing on college campuses

Rates of worry have doubled since 2008, researchers find.

Cartoon of a woman watching an explosion on TV

Media exposure to mass violence can fuel cycle of distress, study shows

Researchers found graphic news exposure can fuel anxiety while promoting more media consumption.

Baby girl and baby boy shoes next to each other

American parents (still) prefer boys — and it's hurting their daughters' test scores

Family bias can explain a non-trivial part of the observed gender disparities in math performance.

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