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Overcoming this is going to be difficult: Suicide risk, stigma, and chronic fatigue syndrome

Suicide claims over 800,000 lives per year. Each suicide leaves behind an average of 6 suicide survivors, who often ponder what could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. Many times, conversations about preventing suicide revolve around treating people's mental health. Indeed, while conditions... click to read more

Views 7865
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 19, 2021
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 1593
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 1980
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 1674
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 2200
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 19, 2021