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Does the unhappiness of scientists influence the quality of research?

Mental health issues are on the rise within academia. The working conditions resulting from publishing pressure are leading to stress and bad work-life balance. Many young academics are unhappy and want to leave science as soon as they finish their PhD. These factors likely result in an overall decrease in the quality of research, which has to be halted in order to maintain a good progression of knowledge.

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Further reform of scientific teaching is necessary for a better society
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Further reform of scientific teaching is necessary for a better society

Over the years, science education has been gradually reshaped in an attempt to improve learning outcomes. If science education is reformed further, there is potential for scientists to contribute even more to society. Shouldn’t empirically-validated teaching practices be applied across all universities? Further refinement of science education promises to shape a scientifically literate society in which citizens can apply scientific and moral reasoning to real-world situations.

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