Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

10 lessons from the pandemic—and why some countries struggled

Australia ranked eighth in the world 's Top 10 countries to manage their COVID-19 response well, with New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda and Iceland leading the way in an in-depth study by international ...

Autism spectrum disorders

People with autism may have large deficits in facial recognition

The ability to recognize faces varies greatly, but individuals with autism spectrum disorders can especially struggle, having huge implications for social interaction. Penn State researchers, for the first time, recently ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens' social media use does not raise risk for depression: study

Contrary to popular wisdom, daily social media use is not a strong or consistent risk factor for depressive symptoms among adolescents, according to a new study by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health researchers. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rethinking women's mental health following partner abuse

When one in six Australian women report experiencing physical and/or sexual violence—and one in four report emotional abuse—by a current or previous cohabiting partner since the age of 15, you know there is a problem.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Happiness among Americans dips to five-decade low

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the public's happiness is at a five-decade low despite most Americans being satisfied with their financial situation, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How social distancing deepens inequalities among older people

Patty Doran, Chris Phillipson, Tine Buffel, Sophie Yarker and Camilla Lewis of the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group discuss the negative impact of social distancing and suggest what needs to be done to better support ...

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Social environment

The social environment (context), also known as the milieu, is the identical or similar social positions and social roles as a whole that influence the individuals of a group. The social environment of an individual is the culture that he or she was educated and/or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom the person interacts. A given social environment is likely to create a feeling of solidarity amongst its members, who are more likely to keep together, trust and help one another. Members of the same social environment will often think in similar styles and patterns even when their conclusions differ.

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