Category Archives: Psych

School Psych Corner: Students Write a Guide to Teen Psychology

[Source: Edutopia] It’s always awe-inspiring when students take hold of a project and are given the power to lead it. They set goals, delegate, lead discussions, and critique each other’s work as if that were a normal process. I’ve just … Continue reading

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The Surprising Science of Fidgeting

[Source: Medical X-Press] Hand-held toys known as “fidget spinners” – marketed as “stress relievers” – have become so popular and distracting in classrooms that they are now being banned in many schools. And it’s not just kids who like to … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Can Be Taught

[Source:  Science Daily] 10-12-years-olds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess claims about health effects. These findings come from two research articles published in The … Continue reading

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Risk of Autism Linked to Maternal Grandmother Smoking in Pregnancy

[Source:  Medical News Today] Autism, characterized by repetitive behaviors and difficulty interacting socially, appears to be on the rise. Much of this increase is thought to be due to better detection rates and greater awareness. However, many scientists believe that … Continue reading

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Free 15 Episode Autism Seminar Produced by Yale on iTunes

[Source: The Yale Seminar on Autism] The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States’ first undergraduate course of its kind. The goal of this series is to make all of the lecture content and supporting materials … Continue reading

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