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Put Down That Beer and Pick Up...

Oct 11, 2017 by

Nudging offers a promising way to talk to college students about alcohol. Ross E O’Hara, Ph.D. – Watch any movie about...

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Praising Children May Encourag...

Sep 22, 2017 by

David Ludden Ph.D. – Talking Apes Praising Children May Encourage Them to Cheat Distinguishing between ability praise and...

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Diversity Includes Intellectua...

Aug 14, 2017 by

Google’s Epic Free Speech Failure Glenn Geher Ph.D.- Disappointed with a corporate culture that provides special opportunities and...

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Keeping Refugee Children and T...

Aug 4, 2017 by

We need genuine connections because “Fine” doesn’t always mean “fine.” Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D.-...

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Gulliver’s Travels: Another Cl...

Jul 28, 2017 by

The Imprinted Brain Gulliver’s Travels: Another Classic Portrayal of Autism Swift’s satire sees society from an autistic’s...

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Is Autism Really an “Emp...

May 20, 2017 by

Steve Taylor Ph.D. – A few years ago, I published an article on this blog about empathy, called ‘Empathy – the Ability...

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8 Cool Facts About Brain Freez...

May 13, 2017 by

Nothing beats the heat like an ice-cold drink, scoop of ice cream, or other favorite frozen confection. Aside from the calories, most...

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Why Brains Won’t Be Beaten by ...

Apr 9, 2017 by

Richard E. Cytowic M.D. – The Fallible Mind Why Brains Won’t Be Beaten by Supercomputers, or Terminators To outmatch human...

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The Forgotten Rural Gifted Chi...

Mar 27, 2017 by

Jonathan Wai Ph.D. – In a recent New York Times op-ed, “Why I’m moving home,” bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance...

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Biological Foundations for Sel...

Sep 30, 2016 by

Peter Gray Ph.D. Here are four powerful, innate drives that lead children to educate themselves. In many previous posts I have...

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Kids Learn That Robots Are Not...

Sep 19, 2016 by

Where do children learn about complex objects, like robots? From their parents. Art Markman – One of the difficult things that...

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Understanding Student Needs

Aug 15, 2016 by

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC – Teen Angst Understanding Student Needs A guide for educators first day of school With boxes...

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When Should Kids Start Kinderg...

May 26, 2016 by

The research is split on the best age to begin school. It’s the season when parents of incoming kindergarteners register their...

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Keith Connors, Father of ADHD,...

Mar 29, 2016 by

Allen J Frances M.D. – Keith Conners can rightly be called the “Father of ADHD”. He was there at the birth of the...

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Are You a Left-Brained or Righ...

Mar 15, 2016 by

David Ludden Ph.D. – Rational and creative thought are more alike than you’d think Are you a left-brained thinker or a...

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Care and Feeding of your Narci...

Mar 7, 2016 by

David Ludden Ph.D. – It’s more than just excessive self-esteem Since the 1970s, “self-esteem” has been a buzzword among...

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Is Nostalgia a Fountain of You...

Feb 3, 2016 by

Clay Routledge Ph.D.- New research reveals that nostalgia helps keep people young at heart. A reporter once asked me if nostalgia...

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What a School Can Do after a S...

Jan 11, 2016 by

Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. – Some institutional actions assuage, following a crisis. With Obama’s concerted effort to...

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Dear High School Students

Dec 28, 2015 by

E. J. R. David Ph.D. – Unseen and Unheard Dear High School Students Don’t let your high school years be “the best...

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Naming Without Shaming?

Nov 4, 2015 by

  Autism in Sesame Street – This piece is written by Guest Blogger Adam Dickes, philosopher, literary man-about-town and...

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