Researchers at the School of Medicine have found important clues to how people make choices involving obtaining information about the future. The scientists identified a set of mental rules that governs decision-making about rewards.
The Association for Psychological Science has recognized three members of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis — Calvin Lai and Renee Thompson as fellows and Jessie Sun as a “Rising Star.”
Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows profiles on dating apps that indicate a sense of purpose are rated more attractive than those without. The study was published in the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology.
Some Source stories from years past continue to attract new readers. Here, we check in with WashU researchers in linguistics, psychology, engineering and other disciplines to learn more about their work and how the research has progressed.
A widespread Medicare program that aims to improve health care and lower costs by providing financial incentives to doctors and hospitals resulted in no improvements in mental health care, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health.
Leopoldo Cabassa, a professor at the Brown School, has been appointed as a member of the Mental Health First Aid Research Advisory Board.
Orthopedic clinics at the School of Medicine ask patients to fill out an electronic questionnaire at each visit. Analyzing data from questions about anxiety and depression, researchers have found that as patients’ musculoskeletal health improves, anxiety and depression don’t necessarily follow suit.
This fall, Washington University will launch a new mental health doctoral training program that will expand clinical mental health services on campus while cultivating a new generation of expert psychologists.
Washington University researchers found that how children’s brains process emotional cues typically is set by the time they are school age. They studied brain scans from hundreds of children ages 5 to 15 who watched videos that dealt with emotional topics.
A team of researchers from the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine are using Fitbit data and deep learning to detect depression and anxiety.