Category Archives: Psych

Infants are More Likely to Learn When With a Peer

[Source: Science Daily] Infants are more likely to learn from on-screen instruction when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone, according to a new study. You read that correctly: Infants. Researchers at the University of Connecticut … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: Why Principals Need to Make Student Mental Health a Priority

[Source: Education Week] Within the first eight days of school this year, three students in a suburban district East of Los Angeles killed themselves. None of the deaths were related—the students had been from different schools, in different grades, and … Continue reading

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Mom’s Early Pregnancy Weight May Affect Baby’s Self-Regulation

[Source: Psych Central] A woman’s weight in early pregnancy may influence how well her baby is able to self-regulate during the first months and years of life, according to a new Finnish study published in the journal Pediatric Research. Earlier research … Continue reading

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Cumulative Sub-Concussive Impacts in a Single Season of Youth Football

[Source: Science Daily] Each year, more than 3 million children in primary and high school play tackle football in the United States. Growing concern about the possible negative effects of repetitive sub-concussive head impacts led to an increased number of … Continue reading

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Abnormal Vision in Childhood Can Affect Brain Functions

[Source:  Science Daily] A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention. The researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and the University … Continue reading

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