Monthly Archives: August 2013

Poor Grades Motivate Students to Act Out, Not Try Harder

Progressive education expert Alfie Kohn today Tweeted “New 5-yr study: far from motivating kids to try harder, a bad grade is likely to lead to acting out,” providing a link to new research appearing in a recent issue of Journal … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT Do Girls Really Experience More Anxiety in Mathematics?

“Do Girls Really Experience More Anxiety in Mathematics” is the title of an article reporting new research in the most recent edition of the journal, Psychological Science. According to the article’s abstract: Two studies were conducted to examine gender differences in … Continue reading

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Not All Minds That Wander Are Lost

“Not all minds that wander are lost: the importance of a balanced perspective on the mind-wandering state” is the title of an article appearing this month in Frontiers in Psychology. According to the article abstract: The waking mind is often occupied … Continue reading

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Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

“Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory” is the title of Huffington Post article published earlier today. It discusses some implications of new research — “An Evaluation of the Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain Hypothesis with Resting State Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance … Continue reading

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Early discipline tied to less use of drugs, alcohol in teens

“Early discipline tied to less use of drugs, alcohol in teens” is the title of an online article in yesterday’s issue of HealthDay. The article discusses implications of new research appearing in The British Journal of Psychiatry: “Impact of a 2-year multimodal … Continue reading

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Beyond Tattling: What Can Siblings Tell Us About Adolescent Behavior?

“Beyond Tattling: What Can Siblings Tell Us About Adolescent Behavior?” is the title of an article in this month’s Journal of Adolescent Health. The article discusses implications of new research also appearing in this month’s journal: “Siblings Are Special: Initial Test … Continue reading

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Sleep Is the Brain’s Way of Staying in Balance

This month’s issue of Scientific American features an article outlining a new hypothesis about why people and other creatures need sleep. According to the article: The connections between neurons get weaker, not stronger, when we sleep—and that keeps brain cells from … Continue reading

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