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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Dialogic praxis' enhances psychotherapeutic success for youth

For young patients, therapy works best when they are encouraged to become co-experts in the search for answers, according to a Perspectives article published by the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Dominique ...

Diabetes

Book examines the global diabetes disaster

In Belize, where diabetes is rampant, patients need insulin every day to maintain proper blood sugar levels. But if people lack electricity or a refrigerator, they cannot store insulin at home. Medical advice pamphlets encourage ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When do children begin to recognize hypocrisy?

Practice what you preach. Suit your actions to your words. Walk the talk. Hypocrisy is ingrained as a moral failing for most adults, but when do children learn to make the same distinction?

Psychology & Psychiatry

The mystery of what makes a joke funny—but only to some people

How do you like the following joke from Sumeria in about 1900BC? "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap." Or this classic from Egypt, 1600BC? "How do you ...

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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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