The researchers studied decisions that more than 150 children ages 10 to 13 made while playing games that offered opportunities to risk a little and explore for potential gains.
UW–Madison is constantly evolving to make sure higher education captures student interest and meets the needs of employers here in Wisconsin and around the world.
The higher percentage of enslaved people that a U.S. county counted among its residents in 1860, the more guns its residents have in the present, according to a new analysis by researchers exploring why Americans’ feelings about guns differ so much from people around the globe.
In the study, people who got feedback that largely ran counter to stereotypes didn’t learn from that feedback, continued stereotyping at their same rate despite the feedback saying that the stereotypes were inaccurate.
“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”
"This network is predicated on the idea that ... well-being is plastic and something we can modify,” says Richard Davidson, director of the UW's Center for Healthy Minds.
Seth Pollak’s research focuses on the influences of environmental risk factors on children’s brain and behavioral development, with particular focus on emotions and learning.
Professor Maryellen MacDonald explains why it's so tough to talk to each other in masks, and offers tips in how to adapt so people understand, such as using hand gestures and nodding.
It’s evidence that the differences in visual and “audible” representations in the mind are connected to differences in the way we organize our thinking.
The fact that few young men are asked about the subject suggests physicians have an opportunity to begin more conversations about domestic violence and potentially intervene, says Tova Walsh, who led the study.
Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, is known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. On this edition of Badger Talks, he discusses how to deal with the loss we feel at this point in the pandemic.
Students who watched a video about the positive impact of a diverse campus on their first day of class were more tolerant of other groups and more supportive of diversity even months later.
What do we tell children in times of uncertainty? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education, offers some suggestions.
The game was designed for middle schoolers and requires them to count their breaths by tapping a touch screen to advance through relaxing landscapes such as ancient Greek ruins and outer space.
Adults with lower genetic risk for ADHD also reported, on average, higher IQs and educational attainments, shorter or no criminal records, lower body mass index (BMI), and lower rates of depression than adults with middle-to-high genetic risk for ADHD.
Thomas's work aims to improve the life chances of Black children and youth by drawing attention to risks that undermine their positive development, strengthening the Black family, encouraging father engagement, and challenging policies that undermine these families.