Psychology & Psychiatry

Children and COVID-19: How to help kids cope and practice safety

Many children may be confused and frightened about the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents can do a lot to help children cope and stay safe during the outbreak, a University of Mississippi psychology professor advises.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert offers practical advice to manage your coronavirus anxiety

Bethany Teachman is a University of Virginia professor of psychology, a licensed clinical psychologist—and, most importantly these days, the leader of the University's Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment Lab. She ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reanalysis confirms findings of the famous marshmallow test

Very few experiments in psychology have had such a broad impact as the marshmallow test developed by Walter Mischel at Stanford University in the 1960s. The test appeared to show that the degree to which young children are ...

HIV & AIDS

Distribution of self-test kits can up HIV awareness

(HealthDay)—Distribution of HIV self-tests among men who have sex with men (MSM) can increase testing and newly identified infections, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Planning to avoid temptations helps in goal pursuit

People who make plans to avoid or handle temptations may be more likely to achieve goals, such as academic and weight loss goals, according to new research by University of Wyoming psychologists.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood chores not related to self-control development

Although assigning household chores is considered an essential component of child-rearing, it turns out they might not help improve children's self-control, a coveted personality trait that allows people to suppress inappropriate ...

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