Monthly Archives: May 2013

ABSTRACT The Teenage Brain; Peer Influences on Adolescent Decision Making

According to the abstract for this article, which appeared in last month’s issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science: Research efforts to account for elevated risk behavior among adolescents have arrived at an exciting new stage. Moving beyond laboratory studies … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT A Strong Interactive Link between Sensory Discriminations and Intelligence

According to the abstract of this article, which appears in the May 23 issue of Current Biology: Early psychologists, including Galton, Cattell, and Spearman, proposed that intelligence and simple sensory discriminations are constrained by common neural processes, predicting a close link … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT A Multiyear National Profile of Racial Disparity in Autism Identification

According to the abstract of this article, which appears in this month’s issue of The Journal of Special Education: Disproportionate representation of racially diverse students in special education is a well-documented problem, yet few studies have systematically evaluated disproportionate representation of … Continue reading

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REVIEW ARTICLE Attention and Mind-Wandering Under Load

According to the abstract: Attention research over the last several decades has provided rich insights into the determinants of distraction, including distractor characteristics, task features, and individual differences. Load Theory represented a particularly important breakthrough, highlighting the critical role of … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT Violence, Crime, and Abuse Exposure in a National Sample of Children and Youth; An Update

“Violence, Crime, and Abuse Exposure in a National Sample of Children and Youth; An Update” is the title of a new report in the May 13 issue of JAMA Pediatrics. According to the abstract, “Two-fifths (41.2%) of children and youth experienced … Continue reading

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Kids’ Reading, Math Skills Tied to Future Success

“Kids’ Reading, Math Skills Tied to Future Success” is the title of an article in a recent issue of Health. The article discusses implications of new research appearing in the May 2 issue of Psychological Science: “Enduring Links From Childhood Mathematics and … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT “Academic Redshirting” in Kindergarten Prevalence, Patterns, and Implications

“Kindergarten ‘redshirting’ not very common, study finds” is the title of an article in yesterday’s issue of EdSource; Highlighting Strategies for Student Success. The article discusses implications of a study appearing in the June issue of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis: … Continue reading

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