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Financial distress: Links to ADHD and suicide risk

ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a common psychiatric disorder. Symptoms of ADHD begin during childhood and, for many, persist into adulthood. Although ADHD symptoms may look different from person to person, these symptoms generally fall into three categories: difficulties with attention; excessive motor activity, such as... click to read more

  • Shaadee Samimy | PhD Student at Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Theodore P. Beauchaine | Professor at Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Views 320
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 13, 2021
Can active learning in college classrooms disrupt patterns of under-representation in STEM?

The single biggest driver of income inequality in the United States is whether or not a person completes a four-year undergraduate degree. This problem is worse in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). While students from minoritized groups (students from under-represented racial and ethnic... click to read more

  • Elli Theobald | Assistant Teaching Professor at Department of Biology, University of Washington, Washington, USA
  • Scott Freeman | Lecturer Emeritus at Department of Biology, University of Washington, Washington, USA
Views 622
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 18, 2021
What’s the point?

Something that humans in every culture produce and understand is the pointing gesture. We begin to point in our first year of life, and we can all easily use pointing gestures to direct the attention of others no matter where in the world we are.... click to read more

  • Cathal O'Madagain | Assistant Professor at School of Collective Intelligence, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Ben Guérir, Morocco
Views 538
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 8, 2021
I know you are calling me! – Fickle cats know their own names

You may wonder if your cat recognizes its own name. You may have even tried to call the cat's name and some other words to see if it responds. Many people believe cats don't recognize their own names because they tend not to show an... click to read more

  • Atsuko Saito | Associate professor at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University; RIKEN Center for Brain Science
  • Kazutaka Shinozuka | Research scientist at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University; RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Views 1225
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 19, 2021
Genes coordinating selfishness and altruism between parents and offspring

Parental care is an altruistic behavior broadly observed in nature. Altruistic parents provide their offspring with food and protection. These are costly behavior for parents, that are beneficial for the offspring's development and survival. However, parents can also be selfish. Selfish parents are interested in... click to read more

  • Min Wu | Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Views 975
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 11, 2021