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By Christopher Bergland on March 18, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Even minuscule experiences with nature—such as seeing some trees and sky from a classroom window—can help students perform better academically, according to a new critical review.
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on March 17, 2019 in American Me, American We
How can we support racial unity without requiring uniformity in youth?
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on March 16, 2019 in The Squeaky Wheel
Rates of depression are going up but access to care is not, especially among certain groups.
By Viorica Marian Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Language and Mind
Even if you don't speak two languages, it's possible to raise a bilingual child.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
A new dark side of parental ambition has just been exposed that may crush a child's self-belief.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on March 14, 2019 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Many kids in the cheating scandal had no idea their parents were interfering with their applications. Lawnmower parenting might clear a path, but it leaves a trail of debris.
By Christina Pierpaoli Parker on March 13, 2019 in Eng(aging)
Older adults want to discuss their sexual health with providers. Often, their doctors don't.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on March 12, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Parents who spent millions to get children into top colleges sent their kids a message: You are not good enough. We don’t believe in your abilities.
By Key Sun Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in The Justice and Responsibility League
Perfectionism research suggests a portion of people set standards. However, all people use standards to regulate their activities.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on March 10, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Performance on a test at the end of a course does not always correlate with long-term learning. But we found a brain marker that does.
By Guy P. Harrison on March 09, 2019 in About Thinking
Don't fall for these unscientific claims about the theory of evolution
By Christopher Bergland on March 05, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Students who make art reflecting science-based classroom lessons retain knowledge longer than peers in conventional classrooms, according to a new study.
By Robert H. Woody Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in Live... In Concert
A virtuoso performance is a sure-fire way to bring applauding audiences to their feet. It’s thrilling, awe-inspiring, even otherworldly.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
It takes a strong work ethic supported by basic self-disciplinary skills to successfully cope with college.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 02, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A study finds that gender differences in support for legalizing marijuana reflect whether one has ever used it oneself.
By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in Think Well
Instead of just treating "disorders" and pinning diagnostic labels on people, good therapy involves sharing practical life skills and helpful information.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on February 27, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Children who won't follow the rules may have one of several diagnoses. Parents can cope with each and protect their own mental health.
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on February 22, 2019 in Thoughts on Thinking
Why are people cognitively lazy? Why do they fall prey to misinformation?
By Mark D. White Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Maybe It's Just Me, But...
The new Wasp inherited her father's genius as well as his bipolar disorder, which the creators of her comic book series are beginning to explore.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
It's important that parents provide a constructive perspective about failure.
By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in Finding the Next Einstein
Recent stories show that some colleges are closing. A major sociologist argues that higher education is in good health and thriving, though will meet new challenges soon.
By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on February 18, 2019 in Get Out of Your Mind
Humans can do something no other animal can do. And it's this quality that allows humans to consciously shape their own evolution.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in The Moment of Youth
Leadership skills do not come naturally to most young people. Parents can foster these skills by giving children a safe, nurturing environment in which to practice.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
What's the "best" approach to parenting? We should be involved in kids' lives, but shouldn't be helicopter parents. A more balanced approach is the way to go.
By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Finding the Next Einstein
What happens when you randomly expose underrepresented students to college visits and allow them to set foot on and experience campus?