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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

'Dropout' Rate for Academic Scientists Has Risen Sharply in Past 50 Years, Study Finds

Dec. 10, 2018 — An analysis has found that half the people pursuing scientific careers at institutions of higher education will depart the field after five years -- a sharp contrast compared to 50 years ... read more

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children's Mental Health

Dec. 6, 2018 — Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and ... read more

The Powerful Impact of Real-World Learning Experiences for Kids

Dec. 4, 2018 — Real-world learning experiences, like summer camps, can significantly improve children's knowledge in a matter of just days, a new study suggests. Researchers found that 4- to 9-year-old kids ... read more

Boys With Social Difficulties Most Susceptible to Early Substance Use

Dec. 3, 2018 — Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana ... read more

Parents: To Prepare Kids Financially, Give Them Practice With Money

Nov. 27, 2018 — Providing children with hands-on experience with money is essential to preparing them for financial success, a new study ... read more

Kindergarten Difficulties May Predict Academic Achievement Across Primary Grades

Nov. 19, 2018 — Identifying factors that predict academic difficulties during elementary school should help inform efforts to help children who may be at risk. New research suggests that children's executive ... read more

Making Moves and Memories, Are They Connected?

Nov. 15, 2018 — Researchers report the first direct evidence that the cerebellum does more than just control muscle activity. It also plays a role in cognitive ... read more

The Illusion of Multitasking Boosts Performance

Nov. 13, 2018 — Our ability to do things well suffers when we try to complete several tasks at once, but a series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we're multitasking may boost our performance ... read more

Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely to Stand Up to Bullying

Nov. 12, 2018 — A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school -- and to step in if they see victims ... read more

Children With Autism Thrive in Mainstream Pre-Schools

Nov. 12, 2018 — In a world first, breakthrough research has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as in ... read more

Scientists Opening Up Access to Science Through DIY Equipment

Nov. 8, 2018 — Scientists have developed a piece of hardware to demonstrate how our brains function, as part of a growing range of equipment which uses DIY and 3D printable models to open up access to science ... read more

Flipped Classroom Enhances Learning Outcomes in Medical Certificate Education

Nov. 8, 2018 — The quality of medical certificates written by students of medicine was better when they were taught by using the flipped classroom approach instead of traditional lecturing. A randomly selected ... read more

How Clear Speech Equates to Clear Memory

Nov. 5, 2018 — Some conversations are forgotten as soon as they are over, while other exchanges may leave lasting imprints. Researchers want to understand why and how listeners remember some spoken utterances more ... read more

More Than Intelligence Needed for Success in Life

Nov. 5, 2018 — Research has examined long-held beliefs that success in school and careers is due to more than just high intelligence. Non-cognitive skills are also ... read more

Teachers and Trump: Response to 2016 Election

Nov. 5, 2018 — Teachers felt immense pressure from school leaders and families to respond in a certain way -- or not at all -- in their classrooms following the 2016 presidential election, according to new ... read more

Among College Students, Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment Are Up, Stigma Is Down

Nov. 5, 2018 — Mental health diagnoses and treatment of college students increased substantially between 2007 and 2017. More than one-third of students reported a diagnosed condition in 2016-2017, according to a ... read more

Study Suggests Childhood Obesity Linked to Poor School Performance and Coping Skills

Nov. 2, 2018 — Study suggests that childhood obesity, now at epidemic levels in the United States, may affect school performance and coping skills for challenging ... read more

Parent-Child Bond Predicts Depression, Anxiety in Teens Attending High-Achieving Schools

Oct. 25, 2018 — Researchers have found the quality of the parent-child relationship steadily declined starting in grade 6, and levels of alienation, trust and communication in middle school predicted depressive ... read more

Why Relationships -- Not Money -- Are the Key to Improving Schools

Oct. 25, 2018 — Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. The study found that social ... read more

Binary Bias Distorts How We Integrate Information

Oct. 25, 2018 — When we evaluate and compare a range of data points -- whether that data is related to health outcomes, head counts, or menu prices -- we tend to neglect the relative strength of the evidence and ... read more

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