|Tutoring relieves math anxiety, changes fear circuits in children, study finds
||Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring program, according to a new study. The study showed that tutoring fixed abnormal responses in the brain's fear circuits.
|The Nature Imperative
||Children as they grow are developing a moral code that expresses concern about and commitment to conservation, habitat protection, and animal welfare. We can learn a lot from children's thinking about nature and the environment.
|9 Simple Ways to Exercise Your Brain
||Research shows it’s possible for both our bodies and our minds to age well. Try incorporating a few of the tips below to keep your brain sharp and strong well into your golden years. Write a thank-you letter. Research shows that writing with a pen … ...
|What Is a Machiavellian?
||I am a master manipulator and a member of the dark triad. Pleased to meet you, won't you guess my name?
|Thinking people are born fat or born thin is bad for your health
||Though the belief that DNA determines weight is highly debated, it appears to be shaping people’s lives. A new study finds that those who believe that weight is outside of their control have less healthy BMIs, make poorer food choices, and report lower levels of personal wellbeing than those who don’t. This study was published [...]
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|Psychedelic therapy re-emerging for anxiety, PTSD and addiction
||Renewed medical interest in the use of psychedelic drugs for anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction has resulted in small research studies that show some success with the controlled use of these drugs, according to an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Psychedelic drugs are substances that have a strong effect on [...]
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|Stress Management: Practical Tips to Coping with Life
||Find someone you trust. Talk with a family member or close friend about your experience. Contact a friend and have someone stay with you for a few hours or a … ...
|Study links psychoticism and immature defense mechanisms to anti-gay views
||Recently published psychological research has found that certain traits are associated with negative attitudes towards homosexual people. “Homophobia is an extensively described phenomenon from various sociocultural point of views, but the intrapsychic or pathologic characteristics of personality have not been exhaustively explored,” Emmanuele A. Jannini and his colleagues wrote in the study, which was published [...]
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|Infant learning: Is more really better?
||Many parents and caregivers believe that multi-sensory stimulation during infancy promotes developmental growth and learning, but researchers who conducted eye movement experiments on preverbal infants show that this is not always true. The team discovered that 8 to 10 month old infants could learn basic abstract rules, such as sequences, but only when the audio [...]
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|Mean vs. Kind Humor
||Are “affiliative” and “self-enhancing” forms of humor healthier than “aggressive” and “self-defeating” forms?
|Married For the Wrong Reasons
||When I was a child I, like many of you, imagined what it would be like to be married. Who would I marry, what would he look like, would I … ...
|'Body maps' of babies' brains created
||Body maps, which show how certain parts of the brain correspond to the body's topography, have been studied extensively in adult humans and other primates. But now American researchers are among the first scientists worldwide to study body maps in infants, which can provide crucial information about how babies develop a sense of their physical selves and their earliest social relationships.
|Are You A Hopeless Romantic?
||“Incurable gadget collector”, “hopeless opera fan”. Even when it’s something appropriate like “incurable cancer” or “hopeless Alzheimer patient” a hopeless or incurable anything sounds depressing. Why then take pride in being a hopeless romantic?
|High school should start as late as 11:30 a.m. for tired teens
||Studies show how standard early starting hours negatively impact children whose natural sleep patterns don't match up.
|Why are women less likely to become entrepreneurs than men?
||Analysis finds that men are more likely than women to disregard signals that their ideas are flawed, and continue to work toward their business goals.
|Integrity in the Classroom
||How do children learn to be honest, respect societal norms, and act in ways consistent with the values, beliefs, and moral principles they claim to hold? How do teachers instill and reinforce a code of ethics in their classrooms when evidence suggests high-stakes testing fosters a culture of dishonesty?
|Hormones Play Leading Role in Eating Disorder Risk
||Every month, women face a recurring cycle that can throw our bodies out of whack and make some of us suffer in many ways. Not only can the ovarian hormones that drive the menstrual cycle makes us emotional, but they may be flipping switches on the genes that make some women more vulnerable to eating disorder symptoms.
|7 Emotional Insights Borrowed From The Jewish New Year
||Beginnings are important, essential even. How we spend the New Year influences our entire year....
|A Month in Anxiety Club
||In April, I took an anxiety class. I didn’t really want to do it, but I allowed myself to be talked into it. Since it was a general “Anxiety 101”-type … ...
|5 Questions Better Than "How Was Your Day?"
||Kids worldwide are back at school-- and parents are eager to hear how it's going. If your child seems to stall out at "Fine" when asked how his or her day went, these five questions can set the stage for a more interesting discussion.