Exceptional intelligence is a double-edged sword for most kids, especially teens, who often find the pressure to succeed both intoxicating and suffocating. It is often the duality of these polar opposites that give smart teens the gift of success or the demise of failure.
Date Posted: April 23, 2016
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Emotions "seek to serve and empower us to explore the world safely and make meaning of our experience in it," said Deb Hannaford, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pasadena and Monrovia, Calif. Emotions are valuable sources of information. ...
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight.
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Psychologists have got a clear idea of how we’re influenced by the big emotional states. Feeling positive encourages an explorative cognitive style that is risk-tolerant and well suited to the open aspects of creativity, whereas negative emotions ...
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Lowering the pitch of your voice in the first few seconds of an interaction can help you influence others, new research finds.
In an article for Geelong Surf Coast Living magazine, Colleen Morris, a counsellor and family therapist, was interviewed about the impact separation has on the family, and, in particular, children. Here are six valuable facts about separation ...
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A short breathing exercise is enough to refocus the minds of highly distracted people, new research finds.
Science now suggests that how we dress may just be the difference between giving ourselves the extra edge in our professional and personal lives.
Moodiness, irritability and isolation are often hallmarks of teenage growing pains, so it can be hard to realize where the line begins for mood disorders. So, how do parents know if their child is just going through teenage angst or dealing with a ...
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A study tests effects of mental imagery on memory.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge concluded in a study released this month that money can indeed buy happiness. But the joy isn't from how much money you have, but rather how you spend it.
If you want to keep your brain young, you could do a lot worse than taking up meditation. That's if you believe the results of a new study in NeuroImage that's found experienced meditators have brains that appear 7.5 years younger, on average, than ...
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run ...
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Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study.
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Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool.
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