Education Essential Reads

The "School Did Nothing to Stop the Bullying" Lie

By Izzy Kalman on August 25, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
When children like Daniel Fitzpatrick commit suicide because of bullying, parents accuse the schools of having done nothing. They're usually wrong.

Easing a Child’s Summer to School Transition

School is right around the corner but your child is still sleeping until noon and moving in slow motion. Here are some suggestions to help get them ready for the new year.

So You're Starting Grad School This Fall?

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on August 24, 2016 in Psy-curious
Graduate school is not simply the older sibling to undergrad. Embracing some of the differences sooner rather than later can help set you up for success.

To Bribe or Not to Bribe

Reading incentive programs, where students get points or prizes, and sometimes even grades, for reading “fun” books, are a ubiquitous feature of many literacy programs.

Should Academic Achievement Be the Primary Goal of Education

We spend huge amounts of money determining whether schools are teaching academic material successfully. But is that the most important task for schools? Maybe not.

Should We Treat Business School Students Like Customers?

University professors and administrators should be customer-oriented, but we should not treat students like customers.

Repairing the Damage of Abstinence-Based Sex Education

By David J Ley Ph.D. on August 17, 2016 in Women Who Stray
Only through good, real-world, holistic sex education can our country recover from the damage we've done to teens by promoting abstinence.

Learning the New Language of Racism

Language influences how we feel and how we react to things. Language is the foundation of change. Rather than avoid and deny, we need to start learning.

Play Is Serious Business

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in Home Base
We evolved to learn through play. But the push towards academics has crowded out open playtime in schools. Play should be treated not as a privilege, but as a core part of learning

What You Read May Shape What You Write

Disappearing down the reddit rabbit hole? Why you might want to read some Dickens or Colson Whitehead, instead.

Wanting To Destroy Everything

By Nick Luxmoore on August 13, 2016 in Young People Up Close
Young people's appetite for destruction must be recognised if we are to forgive them.

Gifted Programs’ Embarrassing Secret

All gifted children should receive the specialized services they need to reach their fullest potential. Then why are some gifted students excluded?
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Adolescence and the Parental Brain Trust

It can strengthen adolescent capacity to cope to have open access to what, by living longer, parents have come to know.

3 Data-Driven, Practical Tips for Writing Well

Among others: unnecessarily big words make us seem less competent, not more. I explain why, and offer other practical and effective tips.

9 Steps to a Career in Mental Health with a Bachelor's

Want to obtain a career in mental health with only a bachelor's degree? Follow these 9 steps!

Personality and Income

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on July 28, 2016 in A Sideways View
Many things determine your salary: education, the job sector, the state of the economy. But also your personality: your motivation, how hard you work and your work relationships.

Plato on Democracy, Tyranny, and the Ideal State

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 26, 2016 in Hide and Seek
What would Plato have to say about today’s democracies?

Epigenetic Mechanism in the Cerebellum Drives Motor Learning

New research pinpoints how we learn new motor skills such as riding a bicycle, playing the piano, driving a car, etc.

The Psychology of Scientific Advancement

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
An interview with Michio Kaku

Three Steps to Get Up to Speed on Any Subject Quickly

By Nir Eyal on July 14, 2016 in Automatic You
You have just a few days to learn everything there is to know about a subject you know nothing about. Now what?

3 New Findings On Human Intelligence

The latest insights on intelligence, imagination, potential causes for the rise in IQ scores over the years, and how behavioral genetics is related to education and grit.

Education and the Aging Brain

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 06, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new study explores the value of higher education in helping seniors stay mentally active and avoid serious health problems such as Alzheimer's disease.

Parents Affect Their Children’s View of Intelligence

By Art Markman Ph.D. on June 30, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
It is not surprising that parents influence their children's beliefs about intelligence. How they do it is surprising.

How to Foster a Sense of Value in Schoolwork

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

History of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

This post combines my interest in evolutionary psychology along with my interest in doing my best to inspire young minds to achieve. Here is the story of NEEPS.

6 Benefits for Children of “Older Mothers”

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on June 28, 2016 in Singletons
Much is said about the benefits—and drawbacks—of women waiting to have babies, but what are the potential pluses for the children of older mothers?

That’s Not Really True About Evolutionary Psychology

There are plenty of science-based criticisms of evolutionary psychology. And they are often misguided. Here’s why.

Raise the Child You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

By Amy Tuteur M.D. on June 21, 2016 in Push Back
Too many children with disabilities are going without help because their parents wish the child didn’t have a disability, so they pretend that he doesn't.

Hard Truths and Half-Truths about Race on Campus, Part III

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on June 13, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
Racial differences in achievement are large, "microaggressions" have been weaponized, humility and forgiveness without witch hunts, and a correction.
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Summer Sleep and School Achievement

Keeping a regular sleep schedule in summer may be beneficial when school starts.