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“Crazy Rich Asians”...

Aug 24, 2018 by

Supporting international student health and success This weekend marked the debut of “Crazy Rich Asians” – a remarkable movie on...

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Sabotage in Academia

Aug 6, 2018 by

Michael Hogan Ph.D. Understanding the nature and causes of sabotage in academia. Sabotage in the workplace is not something we think...

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School Recess: New Research Re...

Aug 2, 2018 by

Maureen Healy – A new study focuses on recess. “If the playground environment is one in which bullying and antisocial...

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Fake News Hijacks Adaptive Cog...

May 11, 2018 by

Edward A. Wasserman Ph.D. – If we’re going to contend effectively with the damage wrought by fake news, then we first have to...

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Mental Health and School Shoot...

Feb 26, 2018 by

Glenn Geher Ph.D.- Darwin’s Subterranean World Mental Health and School Shootings If the violence problem is due to mental...

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Does Thinking Out Loud Help Yo...

Feb 4, 2018 by

Thinking like an Asian American versus a Euro-American. Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. – A few years ago, I heard a talk by a young...

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Mr. Zuckerberg – Tear Down Thi...

Jan 12, 2018 by

Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A. – Facebook’s algorithm cannot be fixed. The Newsfeed IS the problem! Source: Pixabay No one...

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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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