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Psychological impacts of “screen time” and “green time” for children and adolescents

Technological developments in recent decades have increased young people’s engagement with screen-based technologies (screen time), and a reduction in young people’s contact with nature (green time) has been observed concurrently. This combination of high screen time and low green time … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Pandemics: Preparing for the Next Global Outbreak of Infectious Disease

Book 2019. Pandemics are large-scale epidemics that spread throughout the world. Virologists predict that the next pandemic could occur in the coming years, probably from some form of influenza, with potentially devastating consequences. Vaccinations, if available, and behavioral methods are … Continue reading

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Human Behavior in the Time of COVID-19: Learning from Psychological Science

A collective crisis heightens sensitivity to social interactions. This is a situation that can have both positive and negative effects as a function of it being a collective crisis. On the positive side, there is a sense that we’re in … Continue reading

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Psychological Science and COVID-19: Pandemic Effects on Marriage and Relationships

Human behavior is one of the most important factors dictating the severity of pandemics for both the spread of the disease and the psychological impacts it triggers, such as anxiety, isolation, and uncertainty. Through an ongoing series of backgrounders, the … Continue reading

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The Psychological Construction of Emotion

This volume presents cutting-edge theory and research on emotions as constructed events rather than fixed, essential entities. It provides a thorough introduction to the assumptions, hypotheses, and scientific methods that embody psychological constructionist approaches. Leading scholars examine the neurobiological, cognitive/perceptual, … Continue reading

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The Psychological Roots of Inequality and Social Class

Why does economic inequality continue to rise despite being disfavored and harmful to individuals and society? To better understand this inequality paradox, we advance an inequality maintenance model of social class. We detail a set of five propositions to encapsulate … Continue reading

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The psychological functions of music listening

Why do people listen to music? Over the past several decades, scholars have proposed numerous functions that listening to music might fulfill. However, different theoretical approaches, different methods, and different samples have left a heterogeneous picture regarding the number and … Continue reading

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Psychological Impact of Natural Disasters on Youth

A new study examines how falling victim to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, can impact a child’s mental health. Researchers hope the study will help physicians to identify those children most at need of social support services following … Continue reading

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The psychology of Curiosity: A review and reinterpretation

A differential susceptibility hypothesis proposes that children may differ in the degree to which parenting qualities affect aspects of child development. Infants with difficult temperaments may be more susceptible to the effects of parenting than infants with less difficult temperaments. … Continue reading

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The Psychology Behind Social Media Interactions

Why is digital communication so often easier than communicating face-to-face? In fact, the creators of virtual war games argue that the virtual experience is better than the real one, because the dangers connected to the real experience are removed. In … Continue reading

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