New research suggests that not all casual sex is bad. For those legitimately interested, it can boost life satisfaction and self-esteem and lessen anxiety.
June 20, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Now that we’re finally starting to recognize mental health as a serious problem in America, we need to put in place the structures necessary to support those willing to study—and treat—it. As part of our week-long series on booms and busts, Jamie Wiebe asks: If MHC is a booming field, where’s the boomtown?
May 8, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
April 2, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
The circuitry that controls emotions and smell is all tangled up in the brain.
October 1, 2013 • 5:11 PM • Share
Young men in gangs are disproportionately prone to anxiety disorders, psychosis.
July 18, 2013 • 10:40 AM • Share
New research suggests fans of Rage Against the Machine aren’t so much full of rage as full of anxiety.
April 16, 2013 • 7:00 AM • Share
“The computer is electronic cocaine for many people,” says UCLA’s Peter Whybrow. “Our brains are wired for finding immediate reward.” Which is why we can’t stop.
June 19, 2012 • 4:00 AM • Share
The Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford University just released a study on the effects of the California High School Exit Exam on graduation rates. About half of 50 U.S. states require students to take a similar test at the end of high school in order to graduate.
April 24, 2009 • 6:02 PM • Share
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