Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ode to positive constructive daydreaming

A recent issue of the journal, Frontiers in Psychology, features a review article, “Ode to positive constructive daydreaming.” According to the article’s abstract: Nearly 60 years ago, Jerome L. Singer launched a groundbreaking research program into daydreaming (Singer, 1955, 1975, 2009) that presaged and … Continue reading

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White matter microstructure correlates of mathematical giftedness and intelligence quotient

“White matter microstructure correlates of mathematical giftedness and intelligence quotient” is the title of an article reporting new research appearing in this month’s issue of the scientific journal, Human Brain Mapping. According to the article’s abstract: Recent functional neuroimaging studies have … Continue reading

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Inner-ear disorders may cause hyperactivity

“Inner-ear disorders may cause hyperactivity” is the title of an article appearing earlier this month in the online Medical Xpress. The article summarizes new research appearing in the online edition of Science. According to the Medical Xpress article: Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought … Continue reading

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Dishonest deeds lead to ‘cheater’s high,’ as long as no one gets hurt, study finds

“Dishonest deeds lead to ‘cheater’s high,’ as long as no one gets hurt, study finds” is the title of an article appearing earlier this month in the online Medical Xpress. The article discusses implications of new research appearing in the American … Continue reading

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Youth more likely to be bullied at schools with anti-bullying programs

“Youth more likely to be bullied at schools with anti-bullying programs, UTA researcher finds,” is the title of an article appearing earlier this month in the online Science Codex. This article discusses implications of new research published in the Journal of Criminology. … Continue reading

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Aerobic Fitness and the Attentional Blink in Preadolescent Children

“Aerobic Fitness and the Attentional Blink in Preadolescent Children” is the topic of a report of new research appearing this month in the journal Neuropsychology. According to the report: Given the growing concern that children in today’s industrialized and technologically advanced … Continue reading

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New Teaching Method Improves Math Skills, Closes Gender Gap in Young Students

An article appearing this week in ScienceDaily summarizes implications of new work by Florida State University researchers. According to the article, “New Teaching Method Improves Math Skills, Closes Gender Gap in Young Students“: When early elementary math teachers ask students to explain … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Mathematics Curriculum Results in Higher Standardized Test Scores

A recent ScienceDaily article discusses implications of new research appearing in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, “Non-Traditional Mathematics Curriculum Results in Higher Standardized Test Scores.” According to the article: James Tarr, a professor in the MU College of Education, and … Continue reading

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Researcher finds that poverty’s ‘cognitive cost’ translates to as many as ten IQ points

A recent article on the Phys.org website summarizes new work by Harvard researchers investigating the effects of poverty on intelligence quotient measurements. According to the article: The accumulation of those money woes and day-to-day worries leaves many low-income individuals not only struggling … Continue reading

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