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What Teachers Need to Know About Their Students' Brains
Recent research on improving cognitive abilities of autistic children has shed new light on development of normal children s brains and has profound implications for improving education at all grade levels for all types of students. A sweeping statement, I know, but one that is warranted by the exciting results. I ll summarize the results of the new research, outline the implications, explain the neuroscience underlying the cognitive improvements, then con ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 17
The Strange Link Between Attitudes Towards Sex and Drugs
According to recent research in evolutionary psychology , people s attitudes towards recreational drug use are linked to their attitudes towards sexual promiscuity. According to this view, recreational drug use is generally perceived as fostering sexual promiscuity. Hence, those who disapprove of promiscuity tend to disapprove of recreational drug use, while those with more permissive sexual attitudes tend to be more permissive towards drug use. If this vi ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 17
The Negative Impact Of Alcohol In The Workplace
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Huffington Post - Sat. Sep 17
7 Ways Yoga Lowers Stress and Anxiety
I experienced firsthand the benefits of prenatal yoga while our second child was being born. My wife had taken actual prenatal yoga classes I had taken yoga that just happened to be while we were expecting. For being such a short trip from inside the womb to outside, the baby s journey is a difficult one. Even under the best of circumstances, the delivery room is a stressful place to be. As in most hospitals, our baby s heart beat was being monitored so th ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 16
Setting Effective Treatment Targets for Angry Patients
We ve been focusing on addressing anger and rage for the past several weeks. Before we move on to other topics, let s think about how to set effective treatment targets. I thought I d end the anger rage sub-series within Free Range Psychology on something that you might consider trying at home. Consider the phrase , Make love , not war . Lean in close and you will hear the faint whisper of a very basic psychological theory. The theory is that it is more di ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 16
Clinton's Mental Health Plan Doesn't Compare To The Bipartisan Bill
A similar article by DJ Jaffe originally appeared in National Review .
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 16
The Stress Of Raising A Child With Mental Health Challenges
Originally appeared on Babble.com and was reprinted with permission.
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 16
Bending Into Brave
It hurts in your center today.
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 16
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science The Development of Inequity Aversion Understanding When and Why People Give Others the Bigger Piece of the Pie Alex Shaw, Shoham Choshen-Hillel, and Eugene M. Caruso It is traditionally believed that, as children age, they come to understand the unfairness of inequality and become less likely to endorse. The authors tested this idea in three studies, in which 4- to 6-year-olds, 7- to 8-year- ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Sep 16
Why Do You Always Have Room for Dessert?
One of the key factors that contribute to how much we eat is the variety of different foods available. When people eat the same food during a meal they become habituated and decrease their consumption. However, when presented with a variety of foods during meals the amount consumed increases. Research consistently shows that exposure to a variety of foods results in overeating and weight gain. Thus, an understanding of the effect of variety on eating and s ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 15
Birth is Just One Day, Parenting Lasts A Lifetime
This guest post was written by Crystal Godinez, M.A., a researcher at Chapman University and UC Irvine. Growing up, my exposure to babies was limited at best I had no younger siblings and was not an avid babysitter. In fact, the last time I babysat I was 12-years-old and the 3-year-old had a poop explosion out of his diaper and managed to smear it all around the living room while I was tending to the 1-year-old. I decided then that babysitting and babies w ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 15
How Scientists, Too, Can Be Stubborn and Wrong
All of us would like to believe in the courageous scientist whose insight turns decades of dogma on its head, forging brilliant new truths. But in fact Copernicus and Einstein are rare phenomena in science, and scientists are as prone as anyone to the effects of what psychologists and behavioral economists call confirmation bias . Confirmation bias is the tendency to look for information that simply confirms what we already believe is true. As Yogi Berra s ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 15
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