Are our minds playing tricks on us all the time? Click this link to watch an animated video that explains what perception and hallucination have in common.
Researchers have found that people wearing heavy backpacks perceive the hills they are climbing as steeper than people who aren’t wearing backpacks do. Read this article to find out more about how our perceptions can become distorted.
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Asian and Black Americans are experiencing racism and discrimination more frequently than they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click this link to learn more about the results of the survey.
Empathy—the ability to understand the feelings of others—is an important aspect of emotional intelligence. However, the author of this piece suggests that empathy can have negative effects. Click the link to learn more.
Check out this link for some information on developing emotional intelligence, which includes skills like being aware of your own emotions as well as understanding how others are feeling.
Have humans ever truly lived in harmony with the natural world? According to recent research, the activities of early human ancestors may have caused animal extinctions, not unlike the way human actions threaten many species today.
What does cutting down trees have to do with global pandemics like the coronavirus? Click this link to find out.
This article presents the findings of recent research that suggests the news can make us see the world in a negative light, which has a harmful impact on our mental and physical health.
Check out this article to see the findings of a 2015 report that examined how digital technology affects friendships between teenagers.
Want to know what you can do to make new friends and keep the ones you already have? Read this article for some expert advice.
In Montgomery County, Maryland, Asian immigrants straddle a cultural divide.
In July of 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement warning that racism has a negative impact on the overall health of children and adolescents. Click this link to learn more.
According to author Mark Jenkins, modern adventure is safer than you think—once you know the difference between legitimate danger and irrational fear.
What does it mean to be human? In this opinion piece, artist Ai Weiwei stresses the importance of asking ourselves this question. He believes it is crucial for people to examine and re-examine who they are in a rapidly changing world.
How does living in a big city, where there are relatively few opportunities to interact with the natural world, affect a person’s health? What’s it like to grow up in a place where city lights obscure the stars? This article explains why it’s important for urban dwellers to connect with nature.
You may not think of climate change as an issue of public health. However, the doctors featured in this article view it as part of their responsibility to help to address the threats to human life and health posed by climate change, such as the devastation caused by increasingly severe wildfires.
According to this article, the widespread use of smartphones and social media are two of the most significant developments of the past two decades. What are some of the other major ways the world has changed in the last 20 years?
Why have some survivors of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina been able to recover effectively, while others have had a harder time getting back on their feet? Click this link to learn more about research on this topic.
Click this link for some helpful tips about responding to change in your life, including a reminder that when things are shifting around you, it’s important to stay focused on who you are.
One negative effect of social media, at least for many people, is having the feeling that others are living better lives than they are. This article takes a deeper look at this phenomenon, known as the fear of missing out.