When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health
Last week, to write about the risks of summer — the recurring safety issues of children being out in the sun, or near the water, I talked to safety-minded pediatric emergency room doctors about what was worrying
Were French People Born to Speak French?
Linguistic anthropologists have observed that people all over the world perceive languages, and speakers of those different languages, as fundamentally different from one another. When people listen to others’ speech, they hear discrete categorical boundaries
Why the Teenage Brain Pushes Young People to Ignore Virus Restrictions
Monica Sager didn’t see her boyfriend for four months after she moved back into her childhood home in Pottstown, Pa., in March. She also didn’t go to any friends’ houses or social events. Now, her
Is There Really a Covid Mental Health Crisis?
Back in the middle of March, I was pretty stressed out. Funnily enough it was the handwashing that got me; this was a few days before lockdown, and the real public health message had been wash
TikTok is Breeding a New Batch of Child Stars. Psychologists Say What Comes Next Won’t Be Pretty.
In 1968, Andy Warhol predicted that in the future, “everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” He was right, and that was before TikTok, where all it takes to blow up is an iPhone
Living in Deprived Neighborhoods May Hinder Reward Anticipation, Moderating Mental Health
Reduced access to rewards may influence brain development, contributing to the increased prevalence of mental health disorders in children living in economically impoverished environments.