Essential Reads

Is It Too Late to Say Balti?

By Vyv Evans Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Language in the Mind
What is the nature of punning? Musical puns in TV adverts provide an unexpected venue to explore the linguistics of humor.

Will We Ever Notice Boys' Struggles?

I was a strong supporter of feminism until I discovered — nearly 25 years ago — that boys, much more than girls, were struggling in school and other very important ways.

College Students: Coddled or Constructive Activists?

By Saul Levine M.D. on September 19, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
Today, college students are expressing dissatisfaction and even feel threatened, but this is often more about their personal feelings rather than the chaotic state of the world.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Adolescence and Four Skills of Self-Discipline

Developing self-discipline is part of growing independence as one develops the capacity to become one's own authority when it comes to accomplishing what one needs to do.

More Posts on Education

Continue to BE Uncomfortable

By Josephine Ensign DrPH on September 25, 2016 in Catching Homelessness
On the importance of getting out of your comfort zone and confronting racism in constructive ways.

Can a Harvard Degree Actually Reduce Patient Trust?

I have made a conscious decision to forgo hanging my diplomas. Here’s why.

Tech Exec on Opportunity and the Future for Our Children

By Michael Woodward Ph.D. on September 22, 2016 in Spotting Opportunity
Sixty-five percent of our children will work in jobs that don't yet exist.

Biased Publication Standards Hinder Schizophrenia Research

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
Since most research that exists on treatment of schizophrenia is directly funded by pharmaceutical companies, a bias exists towards silencing unfavourable research.

Learning From Chris Sharma

By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in All about Anxiety
What a no-ropes rock climber can teach us about tackling our Anxiety.

When Enneagram Types Differ On Values and Careers

By Elizabeth Wagele on September 20, 2016 in The Career Within You
The father: “Men of distinction have refused to let their daughters marry a teacher; so why don’t you attend law school instead?”

Recovery Is a Process of Learning, Growth, and Healing

By Dan Mager MSW on September 19, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Recovery from addiction is the process of sustaining abstinence, and learning and practicing the awareness and skills necessary to live a whole, healthy, and healed life.

When I Failed Miserably I Also Succeeded

By Dan Pontefract on September 19, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Why do many of us tend to run from the room screaming when we hear the word "fail"?

Storytelling Is a Conduit for Intergenerational Learning

Have you shared a well-told story with a teen or grandchild lately? The result could be transformative for both of you!

Exercising our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 9

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Groups working to maximize their collective understanding of societal problems need a space where they are free to exercise their intelligence.

That Sneaky Devil, Projective Identification

By Nick Luxmoore on September 17, 2016 in Young People Up Close
In relationships, we need to stop and wonder whether the things we feel belong to us or are unconsciously projected into us by other people.

What Teachers Need to Know About Their Students' Brains

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on September 17, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Hot-off-the-press research suggests a radically new way to teach

5 Brain-Based Reasons to Teach Handwriting in School

Did you know that handwriting will make you and your child smarter than keyboarding?

Birth Is Just One Day, Parenting Lasts a Lifetime

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in Home Base
Most prenatal classes focus on preparing for birth - but ignore what happens after the baby comes. Without postpartum prep, the transition to parenthood can be rocky.

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Unshrouding the concept of statistical significance so that psychological research can be accessible to everyone.

What Do Brexit and Universal Grammar Have in Common?

By Vyv Evans Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Language in the Mind
Why are languages broadly similar? The Universal Grammar hypothesis meets Brexit: both are presently intangible.

Say It Forward: Presidential Debates and Verbal Abuse

By Toby Israel Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Design on My Mind
The power to keep the peace—not just abroad but within our own borders—starts with respectful interactions within our own families and communities.

#BecauseofArtsEd: Arts Education and Me

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Your Musical Self
This week is National Arts in Education week. How did arts education impact you?

What is Self-Actualization?

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in What Doesn't Kill Us
What would it be like if we took Maslow's idea that human beings are hardwired for self-actualization more seriously?

A Recipe for Finding True Love

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
An ounce of computer science plus a teaspoon of neuroscience can produce a delicious result!

7 Ways to Enhance Your Memory

By Ryan Anderson on September 13, 2016 in The Mating Game
Have you ever wondered if there is a simple way to improve your memory? This article gives you 7 evidence-based techniques you can use to become far better at retaining information

When Your Teen Has Done Something Very Bad

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
Screw-ups as learning opportunities.

Attendance Matters!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on September 12, 2016 in Head of the Class
Attending class creates community—it's a student's responsibility to attend.

The Professor's Study Guide for Parents

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in Social Lights
Things every college parent should know before midterms.

Is Restorative Justice Exhausting?

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in Between the Lines
School teachers and staff are already stretched thin. Is restorative justice the final straw?

Self-Reflective Awareness: A Crucial Life Skill

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on September 10, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
This blog defines Self-Reflective Awareness, identifies eight key domains of self-awareness, and describes how it can be cultivated.

What If Medicine’s First Principle Were Also Education’s?

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on September 10, 2016 in Freedom to Learn
If standard schooling were a drug, it would have to come with a lot of warnings, if it were permitted at all. There's no evidence that it works better than a placebo.

5 Tips for Picking a Psychology Graduate School and Advisor

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on September 08, 2016 in More Than Mortal
Wondering if you should go to graduate school in psychology and where to apply? Here are five helpful tips.

The Limited Influence of Liberal Professors

Although liberal professors outnumber conservative professors in higher education, their ideological influence is limited.

Education, Not Exploitation

By Amy S.F. Lutz on September 08, 2016 in Inspectrum
Not all kids with I/DD can succeed in an academic environment. Why we need more options and less judgment.