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Overcoming addiction with an app: Online brainwashing with a positive aim Can a game installed on your smartphone help you to overcome an addiction? Soon this will be a possibility. Marloes Postel, a lecturer at the University of Twente, observed the need for easily accessible care for people with addictions. This has led to the development of an app version of an existing computer course used [...]The post Overcoming addiction with an app: Online brainwashing with a positive aim appeared first on PsyPost.
Teachers’ gender bias in math affects girls later New research has found some teachers mark boys’ primary (elementary) school maths tests more favourably than girls, impacting girls’ uptake of advanced mathematics and science subjects in high school. Entrance rates into maths and science degrees at university level can also be traced back to the impacts of teachers’ gender bias in primary school. Higher [...]The post Teachers’ gender bias in math affects girls later appeared first on PsyPost.
Warning on use of drug for children’s sleep Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body with the onset of darkness. It plays an important role in fine tuning people’s circadian rhythms, such as the timing of [...]The post Warning on use of drug for children’s sleep appeared first on PsyPost.
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