Psychology

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LGBTQ+ youth face increased anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic

Using social media, research identifies stressors among an already vulnerable population.

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As K-12 students return, schools shouldn’t obsess over pandemic ‘learning loss’

After months of turmoil and fear, it’s important to focus on emotional support for students and teachers, scholars say.

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Text-message ‘nudges’ can encourage holdouts to get COVID vaccination, study finds

The researchers said their findings held true across all demographics, including groups that have been hesitant to receive the vaccine.

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Why does it still feel so complicated to get back to ‘normal’? Pandemic cave syndrome explained

Reentering the public sphere after 18 months in isolation is no simple feat, scientists say.

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Very big changes are coming very fast to the American workplace

This is a major inflection point in U.S. professional life, scholars say.

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Powerful people are less likely to be understanding when mistakes are made

Those with privilege are less aware of constraints others face and are more likely to punish subordinates, new research shows.

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Feeling post-lockdown anxiety? We’ve got you covered.

Experts provide advice on navigating COVID-19 reopenings and webinars to boost your resiliency.

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Can TV shows help with teen mental health?

A UCLA report suggests they can, but only when topics are approached in a credible, supportive way.

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Virtual reality warps your sense of time, research shows

Psychology research demonstrates unique ‘time compression’ effect of virtual reality.

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Anxious about returning to work? Psychologists offer insight and tips

Many are experiencing return-to-work anxiety and stress when contemplating returning to their desks.

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