Tag Archives: School Psych

Low Level Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Can Impact Child Brain Development

[Source: Science Daily] New research from the University of Sydney finds that even low levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have an impact on a child’s brain development and is associated with greater psychological and behavioural problems in youth … Continue reading


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School Psych Corner: Emotional Self Regulation: Techniques for Teaching

[Source:  Crisis Prevention.com via School Psyched] What is emotional self regulation? Emotional self regulation is the ability to monitor and manage our own behavior. With self regulation, we can calm ourselves down when we’re distressed, and pick ourselves up when … Continue reading


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Children Will Wait to Impress Others — Another Twist On The Classic Marshmallow Test

[Source:  Science Daily] If you asked people to name a famous psychology study, the “marshmallow test” would probably come out near the top of the list. In this task, young children are told they can immediately get a small reward … Continue reading


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Study Looks at SSRI Efficacy for Adolescent Anxiety

[Source:  Psych Central] In a new study, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers investigated the effectiveness of escitalopram (brand name Lexapro), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), for the treatment of anxiety disorders in adolescents. They also looked at the impact of metabolism … Continue reading


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Young Gamers Not More Prone to Psychiatric Disorders

]Souce:  Medical X-Press] Many of our children play a lot of computer games. Some youths play so much and develop such substantial problems that a new diagnosis called Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been proposed. A gaming disorder is characterized … Continue reading


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