How do you react, as a parent, when you have a child who faces judgement and danger, because of his or her racial and neurological differences? Here is one mother's perspective from activist, advocate, writer, and researcher Kerima Çevik. Read More
Few parents would argue that television is good for kids' brains, while many mistakenly believe that interactive screen-time--in the form of video games, internet use, and social media--has beneficial effects that outweigh any risks. But is it possible that interactive screen-time is WORSE than passive? Read More
Psychologists haven’t pinned down exactly when our perception of time begins to accelerate, but they do offer a few interesting theories about why it happens.
The older we get, the less there is that feels truly new.
So what can we do to reverse the trend? Read More
When we use language, it seems so easy to understand what other people are saying that it is hard to appreciate the complexity of the act of carrying on a conversation. Obviously, we miscommunicate at times, but most of the time, we do a good job of understanding what other people mean and making ourselves understood. Read More
A healthy brain is a financial asset, with an impact on the bottom line, for both individuals and corporations. Follow these five scientifically-proven tips to make your brain smarter and help your brain thrive from 9 to 5. Read More
Arriving home after a long day at the office spent almost entirely in front of the computer, you take off your shoes, make yourself a drink and, ironically, sit in front of your computer again. It is incredible how many of us choose to communicate with others through social media channels like Facebook and Twitter rather than speaking directly with the people. Read More
Increasingly I sense that there are two kinds of people, people who are skeptical about their own motives and people who aren't. The people who aren't are the kind who, when challenged always say in so many words, "Oh no, my motivations are pure." And you can tell that they really believe it. Which kind are you?
Loving care literally shapes the rapidly developing nervous system of infants, and its absence sets the stage for many behavioral and personality problems later on. But, says psychotherapist Sue Gerhardt, we don't take babyhood seriously enough to turn science into policies that support early parenthood.
Anticipatory anxiety is not the same as flight anxiety. In anticipatory anxiety, you imagine the future. You experience an imaginary airplane. Stress depends upon imagination.
In flight anxiety, you perceive the present. You experience a real plane. Stress depends upon the amygdala's reaction to the the plane's movements and noises. Read More
We can usually handle two sets of opinions, without having to conclude that one is wrong. But what about two truths, two conflicting sets of facts? We have that with employment figures and corporate taxes. Read More