Repeated Exposure to Stigma May Reduce Brain’s Reward Sensitivity
In a new study, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) investigated how negative stereotype exposure over time may affect the brain’s sensitivity to rewards. The findings, published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, reveal that the brains of Mexican-American students exposed to subtle negative stereotypes anticipate rewards and punishments differently compared to those who were not so exposed.
Children From 8 Years Spontaneously Link Voice to Facial Emotion
Do children have to wait until age 8 to recognize - spontaneously and without instructions - the same emotion of happiness or anger depending on whether it is expressed by a voice or on a face?
Survey Reveals Significant Mental Health Impact During COVID-19 Pandemic
The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic.