Social & Behavior
As politics grows increasingly polarized, a new global study finds people often exaggerate political differences and negative feelings of those on the opposite side of the political divide, and this misperception can be reduced by informing them of the other side's true feelings. The study replicates earlier research in the United States, finding the phenomenon to be generalizable across 25 countries.
- Nature Human Behaviour
The primary finding: 87 percent of people who responded to the survey reported that they liked the idea of drone delivery.
Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of language science at the University of California, Irvine, has been elected a fellow by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The 241st class of inductees includes more than 250 extraordinary people across America and around the world who help solve the world's most urgent challenges, create meaning through art, and contribute to the common good from every field, discipline and profession.
Home sensors to monitor cancer patients' pain. A smartphone app to manage breast cancer patients' anxiety and depression. And $12 million in new grant funding to pay for even more health care advances, earned from just a $2 million initial investment.
- NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute for Nursing Research
Boston College researchers found that 50 percent of adults reported anxiety and 44 percent reported depression between April and November 2020 - rates six times higher than 2019 - according to a new report in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine. Rates of anxiety and depression were nearly twice as high for young adults than for older adults, and were also elevated among Blacks and Hispanics, less educated adults, women, and single parents, according to surveys of 1.5 million Americans.
New research has found that childhood adversity, such as parental conflict, death of a close family member or serious injury, before the age of nine was associated with mental health problems in late adolescence.
- Psychological Medicine
- Health Research Board of Ireland, The European Research Council