Verified by Psychology Today
Bridging the gap between research and real-life
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
A new analysis finds that digital-self monitoring can be highly effective at improving weight loss, increasing physical activity, and reducing calorie intake.
A new systematic review has found a surprising number of health benefits associated with coffee and caffeine.
An evidence review takes a careful look at how bullying affects school-aged transgender youth and identifies strategies to prevent victimization.
An evidence review explores the successes—and shortcomings—of these programs.
New research findings cast doubt on the legitimacy of studies that use self-reporting to draw conclusions on screen time, health and well-being.
A new systematic review found that working longer hours is associated with a higher risk of developing serious health problems and even death.
Researchers have found another negative consequence of kids’ increased screen use during the pandemic: myopia or nearsightedness.
Isolation, anxiety, food insecurity, and heightened media consumption during the pandemic may have led to an increase in the prevalence of eating disorders. Here's what individuals can do to reduce their risk.
Research finds that a regular yoga practice can alleviate the symptoms of depression common in many mental health disorders.
Addressing the problem of police violence toward racial minorities is challenging because there is a lack of comprehensive, bias-free data on police shootings in the U.S.
The global pandemic has spurred weight gain, greater alcohol consumption, and poorer sleep for many Americans, but some more than others.
Although many believe it is harmless, marijuana contains psychoactive compounds that affect pain, motivation, memory, mood, and reward processing.
Parental autonomy support helps kids feel comfortable being themselves and have confidence in their abilities.
Millions of Americans restrict their food intake and ingest nutritional supplements to rid their bodies of toxins and lose weight. But are these diets effective?
Researchers combined data from 77 studies to better understand what factors of incarceration increase suicide risk.
Researchers across the globe have repeatedly found that owning a companion animal yields health benefits, and particularly boosts mental health.
As people across the globe receive COVID-19 vaccines, researchers have summarized the evidence on how social and psychological factors impact our immune responses.
As it turns out, the bacteria that naturally occur in everyone’s digestive tract play an important role in our mental health.
Research shows regular exercise among older adults helps prevent chronic disease, extends life expectancy, and improves quality of life.
A new review article offers the most comprehensive evidence on COVID-19 and face masks to date.
A new book takes a close look at why family rifts occur and how to mend them.
Studies conducted across the globe have demonstrated that caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients takes a serious toll on the mental health of care providers.
As drug companies distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across the country, public health experts must address a challenge: convincing enough people to take it.
The evidence shows that the weight you gain over the holidays tends to stay with you. Here's what you can do about it.
Research demonstrates our beliefs about "kids these days" have more to do with our talents and perceptions than the realities of youth.
While a big meal with family and friends may not be possible this year, you can still celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks — and give yourself a mental health boost.
The global pandemic and seasonal depression may serve up a double whammy of mental health challenges this winter. But there are evidence-based treatments that can help.
Research shows food insecurity is connected to depression, stress, and other mental health problems.
Research demonstrates that a method called motivational interviewing is effective in encouraging personal behavior change in youth.
A sizable body of evidence on voter fraud over the past two decades shows that it has been too rare to influence national elections.
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University is focused on using research findings to improve health and well-being of people at all stages of life.