Psychology

Mischievous boy holds ice cream and broccoli

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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Want to stand out at work? Do these things tonight.

How employees spend their leisure time predicts their feelings and behavior the next day, a new study finds.

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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.

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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.

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ADHD: Could dogs be the answer?

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

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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.

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