Psychology & Psychiatry

Smacking young children has long-lasting effects

Children who have adverse experiences such as being smacked at the age of three are more likely to suffer from poor mental health and have behavioral problems through to age 14, according to a study led by UCL researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tea for ten? New online tool lets you calculate COVID-19 risk

If you were to find yourself in a group of ten people in the US capital Washington today, the risk that one person has COVID-19 would be 18 percent. The equivalent figure in Paris is 32 percent.

Psychology & Psychiatry

5 things the pandemic has revealed about the Australian psyche

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned some of the most dramatic changes to Australian life in recent memory. We've had to adapt to a vastly different way of life to curb the spread of the virus, featuring unfamiliar challenges ...

Neuroscience

Reading in company boosts creativity

We process language differently depending on whether we are reading alone or in the company of another person, according to a study carried out by teachers and researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding the psychological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA) issued a call on March 13th for rapid and impactful proposals to understand the psychological and behavioral aspects of the ...

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