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The Lonely College Student

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in Social Lights
A professor's advice for students and parents.
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Can Companies Become Our New Top Universities?

By John Nosta on September 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
Do you really need to go to college when the private sector might just do a better job?

Mend the Gap Between Rich and Poor in School Achievement

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on September 20, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
The more rigid and authoritarian the school program is, the greater is the achievement gap between rich and poor. The more trusting and empowering it is, the smaller is the gap.

Myths and Truths About Successful CEOs

By Ray Williams on September 19, 2017 in Wired for Success
Myths about what constitutes successful CEOs in America persist—reinforced by the media, corporate boards and some business experts.

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Challenges In Veteran Mental Health Care:

By Michael B. Brennan PsyD on September 22, 2017 in The War Within
Veteran disability rating system: what you should know.

Size Matters

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Social Lights
Advice for teaching large classes.

How Can a Teacher Help a Shy Child?

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Shyness Is Nice
Do you worry about your quiet child? Following these tips can help a shy child shine.
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Exercise: A Great Teacher

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 21, 2017 in The Power of Rest
Everything you do teaches your body. Exercise teaches your body a lot.
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School Start Time Movement Hits a Bump in the Road

California school start time bill fails.

Profanity and Seemingly Inappropriate Words in the Classroom

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on September 20, 2017 in Curious?
What is unacceptable in a classroom setting? Besides profanity, there are certain words that are antithetical to thinking. I had to put an end to what was wearing me out.

Adoptees and Lying: Why Your Child Might Be Telling Lies

By Carrie Goldman on September 20, 2017 in Modern Day Parenting
Are you struggling to understand why your adoptee frequently lies? Learn how to empathize and respond.

Back to School and Back to Pressure

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on September 20, 2017 in Thicken Your Skin
Can your kids perform under pressure? Can they summon their talent at will? Can they deliver on a test? Can they sleep at night?

Watching Porn in Public: Is It Ever Okay?

Seriously, kid? Do you watch porn in class and then watch the professor’s lectures at home by yourself?

How to Respond Effectively to a Young Person's Anger

"Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry."

Old Dogs, New Tricks

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on September 16, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Contrary to popular belief, older people are perfectly capable of learning new things, with study after study showing that the brain continues to generate new cells as it ages.

Dealing With Workplace Bullies

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Millennial Media
Workplace bullying can be more common than we admit it to be. However, resources and ways of dealing with victimization can be limited.

Watch My TEDMED Talk on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

By Elizabeth Letourneau, Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Prevention Now
Why a preventative approach to child sexual abuse is the only way to end victimization.

Being Biased Impairs Brain Processing and Disrupts Learning

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 12, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Group bias can impair your brain's learning function. Here's why your workplace should know this.
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A Brand New Way to Understand Social Anxiety

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on September 12, 2017 in What Matters Most?
Think you know what social anxiety is? This post proves you do not. You'll see social anxiety in an new, helpful way...actually in 6 new and helpful ways.

Managing Sexual Harassment and Violence On Campus

Understanding Title IX and Clery is a professional imperative. Learn the procedures to correctly handle sexual assault and violent behavior on campus.

End Age Segregation

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on September 11, 2017 in iAge
The call for breaking down age segregation completely.

Individualized Comprehension Instruction in K-2

By APA Division 15 on September 11, 2017 in PsychEd
Statistics that show a significant percentage of U.S. students performing below basic proficiency levels in reading. Focus on student ability to make inferences may help.

Orienting the Incoming Class: How I Introduce Myself

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on September 11, 2017 in Feeling Our Way
Orient trainees by displaying clinical values.

A Website For Psychology-Related Careers

Are you trying to figure out what to do with your psychology degree? We have a site for you.

Advice for Grad Students (and Senior Faculty)

By Elliot T Berkman Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in The Motivated Brain
Starting a graduate program? Here is some advice about succeeding that you might not have heard.

College, 2017 to 2018

The arrival of the smartphone has changed every aspect of teenage life, from social interactions to mental health. It's time for colleges to change their approach as well.

Taking Risks to Move the Culture Forward

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on September 07, 2017 in More Than Mortal
Chatting with the founder of a new online magazine dedicated to publishing diverse views in politics, science, culture, and the arts.

When to Push a Child

By Stuart Shanker Ph.D. on September 07, 2017 in Self-Reg
Self-Reg helps us to understand when and why perseverance turns into something vastly different, with far from salutary effects.
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How to Talk to Students About Why STEM Matters

By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in Nudging Ahead
A few lessons on how to talk to STEM students about why what they're learning matters and motivate them to pursue science.
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Children Need to Be Taught to Protect Their Hearing

By Shari Eberts on September 06, 2017 in Life With Hearing Loss
Children are more at risk from noise-induced hearing loss than ever before. We need to teach them how to protect their hearing before it is too late.

Racism Hides Behind The Small Things People Say And Do

By Monnica T Williams Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Culturally Speaking
New research finds that White college students who engage in microaggressions are more likely to have racist attitudes.

Literacy Rampage: So, You Wanna Be Literate?

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 04, 2017 in Envy This!
Becoming literate has longer-term implications for major developmental and life transitions. Health literacy emerges from basic literacy.

Making This Your Child’s Best School Year Yet

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 01, 2017 in How To Do Life
“What did you do in school today?” “Nothin.”

Tips for Parents to Help Their Kids Return to School

By Gemima St. Louis Ph.D. on August 31, 2017 in Mind Matters
What parents should be thinking about as their kids return to school