Psychology & Psychiatry

College is even more stressful for girls: Study

(HealthDay)—Even before COVID-19, college could be a challenging experience, but a new study suggests those stresses are much higher for female students.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Green front gardens reduce physiological and psychological stress

There is growing evidence that being in natural spaces – whether while gardening or listening to bird song – has a positive effect on mental health. Being in nature is also linked to improved cognitive function, greater ...

Neuroscience

Family environment affects adolescent brain development

Childhood environment and socioeconomic status affect cognitive ability and brain development during adolescence independently of genetic factors, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in a new study published in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

Research in recent years has linked a person's physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down the body and compromises the immune system, leaving a person more vulnerable to illnesses and other conditions. ...

Neuroscience

New Year's resolutions: Have yours gone up in smoke?

It's more than halfway through February and for many those hopeful New Year's resolutions to make some positive changes have fallen by the wayside. A QUT neuroscientist may have the answer to sticking with them long-term.

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