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Screen Type

Children who have televisions or video game systems in their bedrooms spend more time watching screens and less time reading and sleeping, which in turn leads to poorer school performance, finds a study in Development Psychology. Researchers analyzed data...

Flu Shot

Being in a good mood on the day that you get your flu shot could make the shot more effective, suggests research in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Researchers followed 138 adults older than 65 for two weeks before they...

Does Happy=Healthy?

Feeling happy is linked to good physical health among Americans but not among Japanese, finds a study in Psychological Science. Researchers analyzed data from almost 1,400 participants in two studies of midlife adults, one in the United States and...

Head Start

At-risk children who participate in the federal Head Start preschool program are less likely to end up in foster care than those who don’t, finds a study in Children and Youth Services Review. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 2,000...

Bullying’s Steep Price

Bullying costs California schools hundreds of millions of dollars a year in lost funding, suggests an analysis in School Psychology Quarterly. That’s because many states, including California, allocate funding based on average attendance numbers, not enrollment–so when students miss...

Wanted Feelings

People feel more satisfied with their lives when they experience the emotions that they want to experience, regardless of whether those emotions are pleasant or unpleasant, suggests a study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Researchers surveyed 2,324...