Behavioral Health

How to explain war to children: Tips from Penn GSE

Marsha Richardson, director of Penn GSE’s School and Mental Health Counseling Program, says navigating disturbing current events is challenging, but can be done in thoughtful and supportive ways.

From Penn GSE

Does more money correlate with greater happiness?

Reconciling previously contradictory results, researchers from Penn and Princeton find a steady association between larger incomes and greater happiness for most people but a rise and plateau for an unhappy minority.

Michele W. Berger

Why COVID misinformation continues to spread

Penn Medicine’s Anish Agarwal discusses why false claims about the virus and vaccines arise and persist, plus what he hopes will come from NIH-funded research he and Penn Engineering’s Sharath Chandra Guntuku have recently begun.

Michele W. Berger

In the News

ABC News

Struggling to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Here’s how to keep yourself on track

According to a 2012 study conducted by the Perelman School of Medicine, 65% of dieters return to their pre-diet weight within three years and only 5% of people who lose weight on a restrictive diet, such as liquid or no-carb, manage to keep the weight off.


Yahoo! Life

Many believe suicide rates increase in December. Research shows it’s the opposite. Here’s why

A study conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that the winter holiday months typically have lower daily suicide rates than the rest of the year, with December showing the lowest incidences of suicides of the year.



Millennials and Gen Xers might be the unluckiest caregivers in history. Here’s how their crisis is affecting every workplace

A report by Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing found that many employed caregivers miss work, reduce their work hours, refuse promotions, or leave the workforce altogether to meet family responsibilities.


The Wall Street Journal

Is that food ultra-processed? How to tell

Christina A. Roberto of the Perelman School of Medicine compares ultra-processed and less-processed versions of several common foods, including oatmeal and crackers.



The price tag for happiness? Millennials say it's $525,000

A joint study by Matthew Killingsworth of the Wharton School found that people who are well-off but unhappy only show more happiness up to a certain income threshold and then plateau.


Huffington Post

Do you hit the snooze button? Sleep doctors share what it could mean for your health

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine says that alarm-snoozing is bad for sleep recuperation, since it robs the body of the opportunity for continuous sleep.