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Should Kids Take Psychiatric Medication?

We all know (or were) the kid who makes us wish for the invention of a Ritalin blow dart. But is it a good idea to put kids on psychiatric meds? And once they’re on, how long is long enough? The Savvy Psychologist tackles the topic of psychiatric drugs that start early and last a lifetime

January 27, 2016 — Ellen Hendriksen

Why Boredom Is Anything but Boring

Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists

January 18, 2016 — Maggie Koerth-Baker and Nature magazine

Trapped in a Cycle of Sexual Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse in childhood are prone to suffering repeated abuse. Researchers are looking at ways to break the pattern

January 1, 2016 — Sushma Subramanian

Is Anxiety Genetic?

Why can some people more easily take life's challenges in stride while others feel stressed out? Do our genes predispose us to being anxious? Or do our environments and life experiences dictate how mellow we are? Everyday Einsten explores new research linking genetics to our stress levels

December 30, 2015 — Sabrina Stierwalt, PhD.

The Remarkable Reach of “Growth Mind-Sets”

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck discusses how a theory that helped kids achieve in the classroom has since helped teens thwart depression and managers spur creativity

January 1, 2016 — Carol S. Dweck