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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Look! Something shiny! How some textbook visuals can hurt learning

“Look! Something shiny! How some textbook visuals can hurt learning” is the title of a recent e! Science News article discussing the implications of new research appearing in this month’s issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology: “Extraneous perceptual information interferes with … Continue reading

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Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

“Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention” is the title of an article appearing in yesterday’s online edition of The Atlantic. The article discusses implications of research published last year in the journal, Psychological Science: “Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and … Continue reading

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Research Report: Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities is the topic of a new report and recommendations published earlier this year by the American Educational Research Association. An intriguing paragraph from the report: Bullying is part of the larger phenomenon … Continue reading

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