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June 28, 2022

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Us Versus Them: Harming the 'Outgroup' Is Linked to Elevated Activity in the Brain's Reward Circuitry

Humans tend to form groups, which often find themselves in conflict with rival groups. But why do people show such a ready tendency to harm people in ...

Impostor Phenomenon: When Self-Doubt Gets the Upper Hand

People who systematically underestimate themselves and their own performance suffer from so-called Impostor Phenomenon. They think that any success is due to external circumstances or just luck and ...

Children Who Attend Schools With More Traffic Noise Show Slower Cognitive Development

A new study suggests that traffic noise at schools has a detrimental effect on the development of working memory and attention in primary-school ...

A 'Goldilocks Amount' of Time Spent Online Could Be Good for Teenagers' Wellbeing

New research has found further evidence of a relationship between online engagement and mental wellbeing in teenagers. The study contributes to ...
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Who Benefits from Brain Training and Why?

If you are skilled at playing puzzles on your smartphone or tablet, what does it say about how fast you learn new puzzles, or, more broadly, how well you can focus, say, in school or at work? Or, in ...

Helping Middle School Students Achieve More

A new study of intermediate school students in urban California and New York shows promise for underachievers. Researchers found that early intervention with teachers, training students that ...

Bioengineering Team Develops a Remote Lab to Teach Enzyme Kinetics

Researchers demonstrate the implementation of a remote laboratory activity to teach students about enzyme ...

Children in Remote School Faced More Sleep, Behavior and Social Challenges

Elementary school-aged children enrolled in remote learning experienced greater behavioral, learning-related, and sleep difficulties compared with children receiving in-person instruction, according ...

How Mother-Youth Emotional Climate Helps Adolescents Cope With Stress

Transition to middle school can be a stressful time for adolescents. They must adjust to a new peer group and social environment while going through the developmental changes of puberty. A recent ...

Whole-Body Learning Can Boost Children's Letter Sound Recognition -- The First Step Toward Reading

Children who move while learning sounds of letters significantly improve their ability to recognize individual letter ...

Just Being Exposed to New Things Makes People 'Ready to Learn'

A new study is one of the first to provide experimental evidence that people learn from incidental exposure to things that they know nothing about and aren't even trying to ...

Girls' Chance of Success at School in Sub-Saharan Africa Shaped by Language They Are Taught in

A new report argues that efforts to increase girls' participation in education in different parts of Africa should assess the detrimental effect teaching in English is having on ...

New Model Could Improve Matches Between Students and Schools

Simultaneous and uncoordinated school admissions in situations where students have multiple options can lead to unfilled seats and a lot of stress for families and administrators. To create a fairer, ...

Motivation for Sports and School Go Hand in Hand for Adolescent Athletes

Adolescent athletes with high motivation for school also have high motivation for sports. Male students tend to be less interested in school than their female peers, a new study ...

The Numbers Don't Lie: Australia Is Failing at Maths and We Need to Find a New Formula to Arrest the Decline

Australia has suffered a significant drop in teenage maths proficiency in the past 20 years -- sliding from 11th in the OECD rankings to 29th place out of 38 countries, prompting widespread debate ...

Does Presenting Credibility Labels of Journalistic Sources Affect News Consumption? New Study Finds Limited Effects

Labeling the credibility of information sources does not shift the consumption of news away from low-quality sources or reduce belief in widely circulated inaccurate claims among average internet ...

Student Satisfaction in Flipped Classroom Is Built on Guidance, Pedagogy, and a Safe Atmosphere

Students are satisfied with flipped classroom when they have systematic guidance on the teaching approach in use, comprehensive understanding of both the content being taught and the discipline more ...

Student Debt Can Impair Your Cardiovascular Health Into Middle Age, Study Finds

Individuals with student loan debt into early middle age have a higher risk of cardiovascular illness, undermining the usual health benefits of a post-secondary education, researchers ...

Want More Students to Learn Languages? Win Over the Parents, Research Suggests

New research shows that children's willingness to study subjects like French, German or Spanish is shaped far more by the attitudes of their parents, than by their teachers or friends. The ...

Use of School Mental Health Services Rose Just Before the Pandemic, Study Finds

Researchers have found that use of school of mental health services went up among key adolescent groups in the year before COVID-19 struck compared to previous years in the U.S. The study offers ...

Study Shows Creativity Assessments Progressing Slowly, Including Racialized, Gendered Approaches

Researchers have published a study in which they reviewed 11 years of research on creativity assessments and found the field is focusing on three main types of assessment between education and ...

Micronutrients (Vitamins + Minerals) Show Benefit for Children With ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation

A study reports that children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation randomized to take a micronutrient formula were three times more likely to show symptomatic improvement on blinded clinician ...

Impact of Family Background on Children's Education Unchanged in a Century, Research Reveals

A study which looked at data from 92,000 individuals born between 1921 and 2011, has revealed the achievement gap between children from impoverished family backgrounds and their more privileged peers ...

Machine Learning Predicts Conduct Disorder in Kids

Conduct disorder (CD) is a common yet complex psychiatric disorder featuring aggressive and destructive behavior. Factors contributing to the development of CD span biological, psychological, and ...

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