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Help! The Teacher Says My Child Is Misbehaving
You arrive home from a busy and stressful day at work ready to relax and unwind. The phone rings, you answer, and it is your child s teacher. The teacher begins to describe your child s behavior as noncompliant, disengaged, and misbehaving. Worse, the teacher indicates that your child s grades are falling. Your first reaction is probably one of disdain for the teacher or even anger at your child. After hanging up the phone, you wonder, How can I help my ch ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 8
“It Takes One to Know One”—Truth or Half-Truth?
Introduction Matters of Definition Besides my title, consider these kindred expressions That s the pot calling the kettle black I know you are, but what am I Look who s talking or You should talk or even, by extension, It takes a thief to catch a thief. Let s start by looking at the meanings attributed to this enduring proverb, first noted as far back as 1665 Dictionary.com . The saying It takes one to know one has been defined in several complementary way ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 8
More screen time for kids isn't all that bad
Chances are that your children will turn out OK even though they spend hours playing video games or watching TV. This is according to Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University in the US, who led a study in Springer s journal Psychiatric Quarterly which found that there is only a negligibly small association between excessive screen time and higher levels of depression and delinquency among teenagers. Ferguson therefore believes the strict attention to lim ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Study: Toxic metals found in e-cigarette liquids
A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape. The study, believed to be the first to examine a cross-section of metals in multiple e-cigarette brands, analyzed the liquid in five brands of first generation e-cigarettes for cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese and nickel. The liquid is the component of e-ci ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino chi...
Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Scientists tracked children s health and respective levels of residential air pollution for about 3.5 years before associating chronic unhealthy air exposure to a breakdown in beta cells, special pancreatic cells that secrete insulin and maintain the appropriate sugar level in the bloodstream. By the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Prenatal bisphenol A exposure weakens body's fullness cues
WASHINGTON -- An expectant mother s exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A BPA can raise her offspring s risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for controlling appetite, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society s journal Endocrinology . BPA is a chemical found in a variety of food containers, including polycarbonate plastic water bottles and can linings. BPA can interfere with the endocrine ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Online weight-loss groups offer valuable support, comfort
Ingeborg Gr 248 nning, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU has been studying a diary from an online weight loss forum that is open to comments from other weight loss forum participants. Certain posts receive more responses than others, she has found. Gr 248 nning chose to analyse the diary entries of Astrid, a very active user on the forum. In 19 of 22 cases Astrid received positive responses when she posted confessions ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine today Monday . Cancer Research UK-funded scientists found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy NRT for at least six months, had much lower levels of toxic and cancer causing substances in their body than people who continued to use conventional cigaret ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Why we underestimate time when we're having fun on Facebook
Updating your Facebook status can be a fun way to while away the hours - but now it seems it really is making us lose track of time as we do it. New research from psychologists at the University of Kent suggests that people who are using Facebook or surfing the web suffer impaired perception of time. Researchers from the University s School of Psychology found that the way people perceived time varied according to whether their internet use was specificall ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Grief Is Another Word for Love
Before I was diagnosed with incurable cancer at the age of forty-eight, I had passed grief by like a stranger on the street. I had reserved it for death and heartbreak, the shattering losses that bend us double, but not for the regrets, disappointments and failures that also ask us to grieve. I thought it brought closure, but now I know that grief is a genesis, not a finale. It gives life.
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 7
Margaret Mead and The Great Samoan Nurture Hoax
The post to which this is an addition got an astonishingly large amount of attention, and was briefly number one in Psychology Today s online hit parade. I suspect that it may be because it gave the lie to popular urban myths about nature nurture and sex gender . As I pointed out in a previous post , the nature nurture controversy has been an acrimonious one, and nowhere more so than over this issue. Furthermore, as I also noted in passing there, Margaret ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 7
How Does Gratitude Enhance Trust?
For those without subscriptions to self-improvement fanzines such as Live Happy , Success , YES Magazine , Exceptional Magazine , Self Magazine , New You , and Self Obsession , you still have my respect.
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 7
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