Psychology

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Bullying

WITHOUT PEER  U.S. and British evidence indicates that repeated bullying in childhood leads to at least as many or more mental health problems in young adulthood as maltreatment by adults does. 

Invisibility experiment with paintbrush

In one experiment, researchers poked participants with a paintbrush while simultaneously poking thin air with another paintbrush across from them in exactly the same manner. Video footage of the researcher poking empty air streamed to the participant’s headset, producing a false sense of invisibility.

People with big ears

NOT DUMBO  Prominent ears on children and teenagers weren’t judged negatively by adult observers, a small study found.

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