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Psychology

Problem behaviour from impaired vision

Pupils diagnosed with ADHD, learning difficulties or dyslexia could in some cases simply suffer from impaired vision.

An 8th grader’s multitasking goes awry

Teens are good at multitasking, but learn less while they’re doing it.

Brain scans look for Christmas spirit

A series of scientific studies in the weirder end of the spectrum can be found in the Christmas edition of a Danish medical journal.

Why are they playing with death?

Do they throw themselves off cliffs to achieve status in the base jumper community or to simply feel good? Researchers disagree.

Children who walk to school concentrate better

Children who walk or cycle to school rather than being driven by their parents have an increased power of concentration, and the effect of this ‘exercise’ lasts all morning.

Subjective childbirth experiences determine trauma risk

A woman’s subjective experience of giving birth has more impact on her mental condition afterwards than any real complications occurring in the delivery room.

Sleep problems cost billions

Insomnia and sleep apnoea are turning us into major health service consumers, causing us to be less productive at work, and may even lead to serious accidents.

Being bullied can cause trauma symptoms

Problems caused by bullying do not necessarily cease when the abuse stops. Recent research shows that victims may need long-term support.

Children with dying parents should get more support

Health authorities are not good enough at understanding and supporting children with terminally ill parents. New research offers insight and some solutions.

Men are better at multitasking

Everyone says that women are better at doing several things simultaneously. Swedish researchers put it to the test.