Links between social anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts in adolescents discovered

Psychology - Social Sciences

Adolescents who experience higher levels of social anxiety symptoms are more likely to report increased suicidal thoughts and other depressive symptoms two years later, finds a new study involving UCL researchers. The findings, published in JCPP Advances, highlights the need for early interventions to address society anxiety in young people.

Depressive symptoms may hasten memory decline in older people

Psychology - Health

Depressive symptoms are linked to subsequent memory decline in older people, while poorer memory is also linked to an increase in depressive symptoms later on, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Training cognitive control in children does not change brain or behaviour

Training exercises designed to improve cognitive control in children do not make a significant difference to their ability to delay gratification or to their academic achievement, nor do they lead to any brain changes, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Internet addiction affects the behaviour and development of adolescents

Psychology - Health

Adolescents with an internet addiction undergo changes in the brain that could lead to additional addictive behaviour and tendencies, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

Psychology - Jun 7

Unravelling the gendered undertones of narcissism


Narcissistic tendencies are heavily shaped by our upbringing and are significant contributors to violence and bullying in adult relationships - but

Psychology - Jun 5

AIs are irrational, but not in the same way that humans are

Large Language Models behind popular generative AI platforms like ChatGPT gave different answers when asked to respond to the same reasoning test and didn't improve when given additional context, finds a new study from researchers at UCL.

Public event set to help Glaswegians see the light of solstice

As the longest day of the year approaches on June 20th, researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are looking ahead to the mental and physical challenges that people in Scotland can face as light diminishes after the summer solstice.

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