Tag Archives: Faculty of Health

Study: Adults with children under 18 at home report using alcohol to cope with stress of COVID-19

Depression and social disconnection also found to be related to drinking to cope York University psychology researchers surveyed Canadians early in the pandemic and found that those who had at least one child under the age of 18 at home, or who experienced greater depression or a lack of social connectedness, were more likely to […]

Biases against bicultural people: York U research reveals unique societal challenges

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2020 – New research from York University found that even as those who belong to two different cultural groups in North America strive to be true to themselves and their cultural roots, they face social consequences when changing their behaviour to adapt and navigate different cultural situations. In the new paper published in Social […]

Feeling expendable during the pandemic: why older adults need to feel like they matter

Review examines aging and feeling valued versus expendable during COVID-19 TORONTO, June 16, 2020 – Isolation prescribed to stop the spread of COVID-19 is not only adding to the stress and distress of older people, but events related to the pandemic are reinforcing ageism, say researchers at York University. A new commentary and review led by […]

Maybe we’re born with it? Study shows some infants can identify differences in musical tones at six months

TORONTO, June 4, 2020 – There’s a common belief that musicians are born with a natural ability to play music, while most of us have to work twice as hard to hear the difference between musical notes. Now, new research from neuroscientists at York University suggests the capacity to hear the highs and lows, also known as the major and minor notes in […]