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How people think about risks, politics, and sustainable development

The world is contested: trade wars between giant economies, disagreements over climate change policies, diverse measures to control pandemics, or even just two men shouting at each other on the street. Apart from using scientific insights, which tools do we, as individuals and governments, rely... click to read more

  • Frank Chuang | PhD Student at Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
  • Ed Manley | Professor at School of Geography, University of Leeds, and Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, London, UK
  • Arthur Petersen | Professor at Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
Views 1051
Reading time 4 min
published on May 17, 2021
Sleepiness can disturb our social life

Imagine you would never again see your friends or family and how empty your life would be. It's obvious that social interactions benefit our mental health and wellbeing. This is also something that the Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of, as we now have to... click to read more

  • Tina Sundelin | Senior Researcher at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Benjamin C. Holding | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • John Axelsson | Professor at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Views 762
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 28, 2021
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 4490
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 706
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 953
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 18, 2021