Psychology News

These research articles involve many aspects of psychology such as cognitive psychology, depression studies, mental health, stress, happiness and neuropsychology, Scroll below for more specific categories.

A study reveals that adequate sleep can help children combat impulsive behaviors often induced by stressful environments. Researchers analyzed data from over 11,000 children aged 9-10, finding that those who had less than nine hours of sleep or took over 30 minutes to fall asleep exhibited more impulsive behaviors.
Researchers explore how augmented reality (AR) smart glasses impact interactions between the wearer and those around them. The study found that while the technology eases the anxiety of the person wearing the glasses, it can disempower others who are unsure of what's happening on the other side of the lens.
Contrary to popular belief, a six-year study reveals that increased use of social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok does not lead to higher rates of anxiety and depression among young people. Following 800 children from age 10 to 16, the study found that symptoms of mental health issues remained stable irrespective of social media habits.
A recent study reveals a potential vulnerability of pregnant and postpartum women with mental health disorders towards self-medicating with cannabis. Prior research had been vague, generalizing mental health issues without delving into specific disorders.
Researchers spotlighted a brain region, typically overlooked in addiction research, that may be pivotal in predicting drug relapse. While past research has honed in on the medial prefrontal cortex, these scientists turned their attention to the supplementary motor cortex.