Across a variety of experiments, psychologists have found that, in some circumstances, wrong answers on a pretest aren’t merely useless guesses. Rather, the attempts themselves change how we think about and store the information contained in the questions. On some kinds of tests, particularly ...
Date Posted: September 30, 2014
Categories: Academic IssuesGO
That feeling of disappointment is linked with a rather uncommon type of brain signaling, new research shows. It involves the finely tuned, simultaneous firing of two different neurotransmitters in the brain and it is the ratio of the two ...
Student retention is often done because the student’s grades aren’t equivalent to their peers, whether it be due to their development or academic level. It has been believed that hold a child back in their current grade will help them catch up ...
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London. Being harassed or treated with disrespect, receiving poor service ...
Categories: Eating DisordersGO
Researchers have developed a smartphone application that passively monitors a student’s mental health and compares their mental status to academic performance and recent behavior.
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
Due to changes during puberty, teenagers require more sleep than adults and most find it hard to get to sleep before 11pm, with many staying up until 2 or 3am. Failing to get enough sleep causes low mood in teenagers, along with worse health and ...
Categories: Teenage IssuesGO
There's plenty of evidence that spanking, paddling or hitting children doesn't improve their behavior in the long run and actually makes it worse. But the science never trumps emotion, according to Alan Kazdin, head of the Yale Parenting Center and ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ParentingGO
Shedding light on the frequently proposed but rarely taken-to-heart suggestion of getting air and seeing friends, a large-scale study linked group nature walks to improved mental health and reduced stress.
Categories: Stress ManagementGO
New findings suggest that the higher an individual’s fruit and vegetable intake, the lower the chance of their having low mental well-being. A magic number of five portions a day is associated with high mental well-being.
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in AsiaGO
A new research, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, suggests the spacing of pregnancies may play a factor in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Investigators discovered that children ...
Media multitasking is becoming more prevalent in our lives today and there is increasing concern about its impacts on our cognition and social-emotional well-being. For the first time, neuroscientists have found that people who use multiple devices ...
We all experience emotional highs throughout our lives -- with a job promotion, on our wedding day, with the birth of a child. But these moments only yield temporary feelings of elation, and experts say that they alone are not enough to achieve true ...
For a long time, people blamed families for causing anorexia and thought they should be left out of treatment. However, a new study suggests that when you involve them, families can be useful, and that more focused family treatment works faster and ...
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How one thinks about, and deals with, stressful events affect the level of stress and anxiety they feel. Crucially, there are three thinking and behavioural styles which tend to increase the chance someone would experience depression and anxiety: ...
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Combative parents may impair a child’s ability to recognize and control emotions. Aggression between parents powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment and long-term childhood poverty was also found to negatively influence child emotional ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ParentingGO
Some grieving elderly people literally die of a broken heart. This is because grief affects people over the age of 65 more severely, weakening their immune systems and making infection more likely.
Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Stress ManagementGO