Psychology

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Opioid addiction treatments exist, but too few people are able to prescribe them

States should reform their regulations to allow nurse practitioners to address the opioid crisis, researchers say.

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How to engage in difficult but respectful dialogue

‘3 Practices’ work especially well. A two-day workshop explored the technique.

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Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda

UCLA Extension’s Ochan Otim found traces of arsenic, chromium and lead in the spirits.

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Teens who seek solitude may be on the right track

While loneliness is often correlated with depression, choosing to be alone can actually be good for you.

UCSF stress meditation group

Can short-term stress make the body and mind more resilient?

A new UCSF study is testing a theory about how much stress is good for us.

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New project aims to predict people likely to use firearms in suicides

Shocking stats about suicide by firearm (the most common method in the U.S.) move professors to action.

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An easy life hack to make weekends more refreshing

Does treating your weekend like a vacation make you happier? A working paper says yes.

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Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers, but neuroscience and psychology are revising that image.

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Swipe right: 7 tips for online dating

UC Berkeley's Skyler Wang tells you what you need to know about online dating.

Young, gifted and black: The next generation of activists

This Black History Month, we honor some of the bright young activists who are challenging the status quo and working to build a better future for us all.

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