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Is prison the answer to preventing violence?

Violence is a serious public health problem. There are significant healthcare costs associated with injuries caused by force. Individuals involved in violence can suffer lasting physical and mental health effects. The impacts of violence can also extend to their families, friends, caregivers, and communities. What can... click to read more

  • Anh P. Nguyen | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, Aurora, CO, USA
Views 1854
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 19, 2019
Silver-screen or starving? Predicting success in showbiz

In 1905 Albert Einstein had his "annus mirabilis", giving him an unassailable status as a genius in modern culture. Was this year a miraculous coincidence, or on the other hand could this have been predicted? Recent research suggests that perhaps unexpectedly, the answer is no.... click to read more

  • Oliver E. Williams | PhD student at School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  • Lucas Lacasa | Reader at School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Views 2526
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 25, 2019
What could improve our children’s mathematics and science abilities?

Locus of control (LOC) is part of one's personality. It describes how an individual reacts to their circumstances. Psychologists measure it on a scale, at the high end of which are individuals known as externally oriented, and, at the other end, the internally oriented. The... click to read more

  • Jean Golding | Emeritus Professor at Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Views 1025
Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 6, 2019
The language we speak is the lens through which we see the world

Memory plays a crucial role in our lives: we do not only need memory to recall the knowledge acquired before an exam, but also to know where our home is located, and even who our friends and family are. In the absence of important diseases,... click to read more

  • Federica Amici | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Views 1112
Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 2, 2019
Screen time and developmental delays in children: a chicken or egg problem

Technology is now entrenched in the lives of children. Children aged 0-8 are spending over 2 hours per day in front of screens and 98% of children live in a home with an internet-connected device. But what is the impact that technology has on child... click to read more

  • Camille Mori | M.Sc. student at Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Sheri Madigan | Professor at Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Views 2139
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 27, 2019