How to Avoid Communication Breakdowns

The wording of educator instructions can have a big impact on students.

The Tyranny of Film

You'd be surprised just how well filmmakers can control our attention.

How to Foster a Sense of Value in Schoolwork

It can be tricky to encourage students to perceive utility in what they learn

What It Takes to Be Great Parents

Six do’s and don’ts that will improve your co-parenting skills.

Why Forcing a Smile at Work is Bad for Your Health

5 tips to help you avoid the stress and exhaustion of "faking it."

What College Students Need to Succeed

Research identifies three necessary reading components.

Why Stress Is Both Good and Bad

What are the pros and cons of stress and how can we cope with feeling stressed out?

How to Make Political Discussions Less Contentious

You can talk politics and still avoid any unpleasantness at holiday gatherings.

How to Protect Children from Bullies

Here are five expert tips for parents.

My Teacher is a Computer?

There are pros and cons to computerized-learning environments.

Can Your Kids Handle the Reading Load at College?

It is concerning that many students arrive under-prepared.

Why Are Teen Brains Designed for Risk-taking?

Here are four ways parents can reduce the danger

Are You Suffering From Telepressure? Time for the Cure

The benefits of technology may come with a price for employees.

Getting Testy About All Those Tests?

Is your school district testing too much or too little?

The Surprising Psychology of BDSM

‘Fifty Shades’ piqued your curiosity? Answers to five kinky questions.

A Look at Effects of Stimulant Treatment on ADHD

Researchers are working to better understand long-term effects of ADHD medication on the brain.

5 Signs That Sibling Fighting May Be Bullying

Signs that sibling fighting is entering the territory of bullying, and ways to intervene.

Unique Considerations for Children Raised by Grandparents

Grandparents clearly are stepping up to help out in times of need.

Parenting a Child with Autism: Resist Pressure, Find Success

Parents of children with ASD must remember that each individual’s journey is unique.

Love 2.0, Actually, Is All Around

The micro-moments of shared positive connections we experience while networking might just have health benefits

More study needed on possible role of pot in psychotherapy

The jury is still out on use of cannabis to treat PTSD and anxiety disorders.

Women Helping Women in the Workplace—or Not?

Why would women in male-dominated work environments show less rather than more support for fellow female co-workers?

Reasonable Doubt

Even subtle features of language can have profound effects on how we think and feel, which in a legal context might affect legal decision-making.

Why Exercise Boosts Both Body and Mind

Research has demonstrated that exercise can improve behavioral and emotional responses to social stress and boost your mood.

The Science Behind the New Year’s Resolution

To reach your goals, connect the desired behavior to core values, prepare in advance for the moment to act and focus initially on progress made.

When Does Teasing Go Too Far?

Although we sometimes think of teasing as the slightly less evil twin of bullying, there are actually both good and bad types of teasing.

How Old Are You? On the Job, It’s Not So Obvious

Researchers are exploring the implications of "subjective age" in the workplace.

The Summer Learning Backslide: Does Your Child Lose Skills?

The old adage says, “Use it, or lose it,” and research supports this wisdom as it applies to the loss of student skills over summer break.

Would You Demonstrate Resiliency in the Wake of Trauma?

Level of exposure, social supports and biology factor in when predicting how an individual will bounce back from a traumatic event.

How Filmmakers Get Us to Root for Creeps

There are two key ways filmmakers use cinematography techniques to help viewers understand their characters...

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