Tag Archives: School Psych

Study: Children’s Self-Esteem Already Established by Age Five

[Source: Medical X-Press] By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers. Because self-esteem tends to remain relatively stable across one’s lifespan, the … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: Guidelines for Responding to Death of a Student or School Staff

[Source:  National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement via Cincinnati Children’s Hospital] These guidelines are designed to help school administrators, teachers, and crisis team members respond to the needs of students and staff after a loss has impacted the school environment, … Continue reading

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Strategies for Building Foundation for Empathy and Tolerance

[Source: Science Daily] When a child feels valued, he sees values in others. When he realizes he has his own thoughts and emotions, he understands that others do, too. When his ideas and feelings are respected, he learns to respect … Continue reading

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How ‘Cooties’ and ‘Crushes’ Are Encoded In Developing Brains

[Source: Psych Central] Researchers have found a signal in the brain that reflects young children’s aversion to members of the opposite sex — the “cooties” effect — and also their growing interest in the opposite sex as they enter puberty. Both … Continue reading

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Genetics May Prevail in Kids Unmotivated to Learn

[Source:  Psych Central] Genes may play a large role in why some kids feel unmotivated to learn at school, according to new findings from more than 13,000 twins in six countries. In fact, the researchers found that 40 to 50 … Continue reading

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