Psychology & Psychiatry

Why it's difficult for children to understand sarcasm

Sarcasm is simple! Yeah, right. Although sarcasm is widespread, found across languages and in the various ways we communicate, it is not simple. For most children, learning to understand sarcasm is challenging.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling lonely? Turn up the volume!

Sound could be used to combat feelings of loneliness, including during COVID-19-related lockdowns and quarantine, according to new research from James Cook University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying

As social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and others continue to grow in popularity, adolescents are spending more of their time online navigating a complex virtual world.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social psychiatry could stem the rising tide of mental illness

Nearly 400 million people are affected by mental illness, according to the World Health Organization. Depression, alone, afflicts nearly 300 million people. It is no surprise that concern about mental health is sky high. ...

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