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The Effects of Digital Technology on Learning

Does technology interfere with classroom learning?

New Research Reveals Neural Roots of Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety disorder have an extreme fear of new social objects or situations. New neuroscience research shows how observational learning plays into this fear.

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

How can we balance free speech and student safety?

Too Much Self-Esteem May Be Keeping Millennials Single

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on November 29, 2016 in Modern Sex
If you're a Millennial, you may be more skilled at being alone than you are in relationships. Learn the relational skills you missed if you grew up during the self-esteem movement.

More Posts on Education

Excellence Gaps In Education: A Major, But Solvable, Problem

Are talented but disadvantaged students performing lower than their full potential? And if so, what can we do to help them?

Kids and Technology, When and How

In the last decade or so, the media has itself become obsessed with the condemnation of technology and social media.
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What Parents Have Trouble Admitting About College Admissions

By Brad E Sachs Ph.D. on December 05, 2016 in Emptying The Nest
Are you becoming overly preoccupied with your high school senior's college plans? Paying close attention to the underlying issues may help you and your child survive and thrive.

The End Is Near!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Head of the Class
Final exams will be here shortly for college students around the country—what can they do to do their best on them? Here are some suggestions based on psychological science!

Sedentary Lifestyle May Undermine Boys’ Academic Performance

By Christopher Bergland on November 30, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
The combination of excessive sedentary time and limited physical activity is linked to lower odds of young boys' success in elementary school.
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Analysis: How the AASECT Sex Addiction Statement Was Created

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in Standard Deviations
An Insider's Perspective Behind the Scenes of AASECT's Historic Sex Addiction Statement.

Vanishing Grandmothers and the Decline of Empathy

Find out why empathy is declining, why grandmothers matter, and why disappearing cultures can show us a unique recipe to nurture compassionate children and happy people.

Circle of Support: A Message for Teens About Friendship

We all need friends to help us get through life’s good and bad times.

Politics in the Professorate and the Professor Watchlist

A new conservative website stirs up concern among liberal faculty members and is under scrutiny for obstructing viewpoint diversity.

What People Keep Asking Me About Sex and Relationships

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on November 27, 2016 in Sex & Sociability
Now you'll know what others want to know too, here, and in educational and entertaining essays on every aspect of dating and mating, socializing and sexuality.
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What's Your Political Mindset?

By Tara Well Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in The Clarity
Need a change in political outlook? A few mindset tips can help.
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Why Collecting Data On Yourself Can Help You

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on November 18, 2016 in Fearless You
Start collecting data on your mood. Use the data to guide your psychologist!

Improving School Climate

New opportunities to emphasize the importance of measuring and improving school climate

Save Your Thanksgiving With Multi-Minute Cooking Videos

By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on November 18, 2016 in Screen Time
Thanksgiving is less than a week away. You are thinking: "What do I do with this turkey?!" Cooking videos may boost self-confidence, as told through social cognitive theory.

Protecting and Learning in a Time of Hatred

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on November 17, 2016 in Acquired Spontaneity
It’s clear to me that without seeing everyone’s humanity, we will not find a way of moving forward that will actually create change.

Going to College With Bipolar Disorder - Part II

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on November 17, 2016 in Bipolar You
The second half of a two-part blog post pertaining to the issues faced by college-bound high school students with bipolar disorder.

Going to College With Bipolar Disorder - Part I

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on November 17, 2016 in Bipolar You
The first half of a two-part blog post pertaining to the issues and challenges faced by college-bound high school students with bipolar disorder.

Autism Employment: The Importance of Mentors

By Chantal Sicile-Kira on November 17, 2016 in The Autism Advocate
If your child appears to have skills or a real interest in a specific area, someone who works in that field can help the child realize the application of his interests.

5 Ways To Build Post-Election Bridges

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 15, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
How To Help This Country Reunite
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Why Trump Is Good for Academia

By Liz Swan Ph.D. on November 15, 2016 in College Confidential
Were there "safe spaces" at Trump University? Probably not.

Home for the Holidays

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on November 14, 2016 in Social Lights
What to expect when college kids come home for break.

My Student Has a Crush on Me

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 14, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What to do about student/teacher crushes.

Three Cheers for Female Athletes!

Today, more girls and young women are playing sports than ever before.

Why school climate matters with a President Trump

Incidents of biased harassment are on the rise. What this mean for parents and educators and what you can do.

6 Deadly Sins in Job Interviews

Don't commit one of the deadly blunders that fell many inexperienced interviewees. Following this advice can help you land your dream job.

Students Can Learn a Lot From Current Events

News items about human behavior make wonderful teaching devices. It doesn’t take much to stimulate thoughtful discussion about the complexities involved in human behavior.

Election Aftermath: A Teaching Moment for Our Children

The future is truly in the hands of our children; our response to them should be one of hope and encouragement. We must empower them to have a voice.
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Let Them Eat Cake, Part 2: Just Change Social Class?

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D. on November 11, 2016 in Digital Pandemic
If kids from the lower social class want career education and (heavens!) vocational school, let them have it. Maybe they would like a job, too.

Helping Students Cope with the Elephant in the Room

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on November 10, 2016 in Head of the Class
The election is over, the outcome a surprise, and many students are struggling to make sense of it all. What can psychology educators do to help?

Election Post-Mortem

What my students taught me today about America and the election.