Recent psychology news articles:
A quick glance at recent headlines would have any parent reeling with worry about their children's social media use. Perhaps the most glaring example was the question in The Atlantic in 2017: " Are smartphones ruining a generation?"
From healthy relationships later in life to developing language skills and economic productivity in the adult years - research shows that the first 1000 days of a baby's life are crucial for their overall wellbeing.
Ignore the 'attention seeking behaviour' and reward the toddler when they are good, or discipline the toddler by punishing them through exclusion. The naughty step and time out are commonplace in millions of homes around the world. Do they really work though? Child psychology and neuroscience says otherwise.
Over the past decade, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy aging. Yet, little is known about the brain changes that produce these beneficial health effects.
Dating apps and websites have made it easier than ever to meet someone new. One study found that about one-third of marriages now begin online. About 72 percent of college students use Tinder, and 80 percent of Tinder users are millennials. It's worth looking at the social and personal consequences of meeting people through our screens.