Psychology

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Kids these days

Humanity has been complaining about ‘kids these days’ across cultures and generations for at least 2,600 years.

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Using stimulants to cram for exams ruins sleep and doesn't help test scores

Students looking to gain an academic edge by taking Adderall and other stimulants will find it backfires.

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Advice for introverts: fake it, and you'll be happier

Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts.

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That online hotel review you wrote? It matters

Ratings act as free advertising for hotels with good reviews, a new study finds.

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How embracing awe may set you free

Waiting can cause anxiety for almost anyone, but a new study shows how awe can dispel its effects.

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The trip of an after-lifetime

A growing community of researchers are approaching near-death experiences from an academic standpoint.

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22 percent of young men engage in ‘disordered eating’ to bulk up

Skinny self-image, heavy workouts in adolescence are warning signs of ‘disordered eating’ researchers find.

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How to make your kid like broccoli

Recency bias is the parenting technique you've been missing.

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Want to meditate more effectively? Try algorithms

Digital media often seems to deplete our attention. Scientists have found a way to flip that equation.

Child napping at desk

Midday naps increase children's happiness and IQ

Academic performance went up by as much as 7.6 points, researchers say.

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