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Life History theory and eight stage evo-devo model | The Mouse Trap

Life History theory and eight stage evo-devo model | The Mouse Trap | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
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For the budding child psychologists

Here is an idea for a research project (maybe will expand in a blog post some day):

its well established that positive emotions and negative emotions are not just opposites on a continuum but creatures from different planets ( i.e. they are two separate dimensions of measuring affect).

Now, similarly it can be conjectured that just like there are positive establishment procedures (like consistently caring for your child) that can lead to positive outcomes and affects (like secure attachment leading to curious exploration by the child) , and the absence of such procedures (like not caring consistently for the child or not caring at all) can lead to negative outcomes (like insecure or avoidant attachment); so too it can be conjectured that there are also negative establishment procedures in early childhood that work via a different mechanism ( similar to the different mechanisms with which the negative emotions work vis-a-vis the positive emotions.

Another conjecture is that that mechanism may be bullying. It may be one of the negative establishment procedures in early childhood that may lead to feelings of humiliation, smallness, and shame. A typical consistent bullying (by say peers or teacher or for that matter even parents) may lead to such negative feelings and outcomes while it remains to be seen what effect other types of bullying (like gentle goading or pushing or the absence of bullying- which to remind again may not be the as leading to secure attachment) may have.

These ought to be important research areas, that need to be studied, and may or may not result in fruitful results- so invest you time , money and energy with a pinch of salt.      

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Break Free from Destructive Mental Habits

Break Free from Destructive Mental Habits | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman's new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.

While we can't control when we feel anger or fear--or how strongly--we can gain
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watch the accompanying video also!

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Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
French children don't need medications to control their behavior.
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The difference it takes in how you conceptualize disease/ difference!

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A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem - Huffington Post

A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem - Huffington Post | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Report cards are coming home, and a good number of parents are worried that their child seems to be showing signs of a learning disability. Their concern is well founded; learning disabilities including A.D.H.D. and dyslexia affect 20% of our students and less than half get the attention they need. That is a large community, in fact, the largest minority in the country. For these kids, often the day is longer, the challenge greater, the work harder. Unless we identify and assist them, the national cost in human potential and hard dollars will be tremendous.

Kids with learning disabilities drop out ten times more frequently than others in high school, and are much more likely to use drugs and get involved in our jail system. The impact when this large a social group fails is felt by all of us.

A learning problem is not an intelligence problem -- these children are smart, creative, and capable. They can and do learn; however, they think differently, access and process information in an atypical way. That is where opportunity lies, and where we are falling far short.

Via John Evans
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Think differently about the differently abled.

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, December 31, 2014 12:37 PM

Si un 20% de los alumnos tiene algún tipo de diferencia en la capacidad media de aprendizaje, esto es un problema serio. Muchos de los no atendidos debidamente terminan como drogodependientess, delincuentes o, lo que es peor, como políticos desalmados y corruptos. Hay que repensar el problema

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Can I Trust You?

Can I Trust You? | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
A conversation between world-renowned psychologist Paul Ekman and his daughter Eve, with Jason Marsh.
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good advice from Paul Ekman on trusting your kids and creating an environment of trustfulness in the house.

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Love and Work

Love and Work | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Love and work are two cornerstones of adult human life. The capacity to love and work adequately was considered by Freud as important for our well-being. Adult romantic or love relationships are gr...
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childhood patterns of being cared by and pushed for, being instrumental to adult relationships involving love and work. 

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From Evaluation to Inspiration - YouTube

Severe ear infections rendered three-year-old Scott Barry Kaufman nearly deaf. As a result, he needed a few extra seconds to process things in real time, whi...
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inspired to redefine leadership.
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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Intelligence

What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Intelligence | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The number of features a child draws into their sketch of a person may say a little something about their intelligence
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interesting!

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Existential Depression in Gifted Individuals « SENG

Existential Depression in Gifted Individuals « SENG | Child Psychology | Scoop.it

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If you know of a gifted child who might be bugged by existential concerns, do read this to understand better and then intervene to make them feel understood, connected and welcome in a no-so-unstructured and not-so-meaningless world. 

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"It is time that we trained health care professionals to give correct assessments to gifted, talented, and creative children and adults. At the very least, we must help professionals gain sufficient understanding so that they no longer misinterpret characteristics of giftedness."

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The Purpose of the Teenage Brain | Greater Good

The Purpose of the Teenage Brain | Greater Good | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
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the neural roots of adolescent issues

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Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message.
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Success and happiness,  at times , are at odd with, meaning and morality ; and we need to role model the empathic concern we want our children to pick up:-)

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:13 PM

A great essay that looks at achievement vs. altruism and many implications.  Especially interesting is the reader comments at the bottom.  Usual poking at each other without flaming disrespect. :) -Lon

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The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Disorders: Peter Gray at TEDxNavesink - YouTube

In this talk, Dr. Peter Gray compelling brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, overal...
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the importance and need for play cannot be overemphasized.

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Link between the decline in Play and the gradual rise in mental disorders...talk by Dr Peter Gray

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Dr. Peter Gray discusses the decline in play, and gradual rise in mental disorders, and their apparent link.

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Success and Happiness across the Life Span: What Matters Most During Childhood?

Success and Happiness across the Life Span: What Matters Most During Childhood? | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Across cultures, parents’ long-term objectives for their children include happiness, integrity, and the fulfillment that comes from doing work they value and sustaining meaningful relationships. In this article, I write about six childhood factors that increase the likelihood of people making happily productive lives for themselves.
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The child who experiences loving attunement and ample opportunities for unstructured play has a head start toward happy productivity across the life span. Her chances of fulfilment and success are even higher if she also acquires somewhere along the way the habits of reflection, engagement, gratitude, and grit. - See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/success_and_happiness_across_the_life_span_what_matters_most_during_ch#sthash.PahOY0Lv.dpuf";
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Poverty Disturbs Children's Brain Development and Academic Performance

Poverty Disturbs Children's Brain Development and Academic Performance | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Delayed brain development predicts lower tests scores in low-income children
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how low SES/poverty affects brain development and cognitive abilities well into adulthood!

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Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.
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Good parenting tips on how to raise kind and caring kids!

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life
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Carol Dweck on how to cultivate a growth mindset.

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The Downside of Resilience

The Downside of Resilience | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Children who suffer the least may also benefit the least from extra care.
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how orchid kids are more susceptible and responsive to resilience increasing and other interventions than dandelion kids.

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Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding  « Science-Based Medicine

Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding  « Science-Based Medicine | Child Psychology | Scoop.it

Ed. Note: Today we present a guest post from Josh Cuevas, a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of...

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the truth behind learning styles and why dual coding may be a better paradigm.

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Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing

Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.
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"But the emerging study of pretesting flips that logic on its head. “Teaching to the test” becomes “learning to understand the pretest,” whichever one the teacher chooses to devise. The test, that is, becomes an introduction to what students should learn, rather than a final judgment on what they did not."

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Imagine If Every School Played *This* Video Before Class

Imagine If Every School Played *This* Video Before Class | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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What are you teaching/ learning today?

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A New Approach to Education

A New Approach to Education | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
There is an active school movement in character education and teaching ethics. But we don't think it's enough to have children just learn about ethical virtuosity, because we need to embody our ethical beliefs by acting on them. This begins with empa...
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Caring and compassion at the forefronts of the new education!!

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Mis-Diagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children

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its important to not over-pathologise the activity levels, curiosity, intensity etc of some of the (gifted) kids:-)

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Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals. 
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on the importance of free , unstructured play!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:25 PM

Equating free play with enhanced executive functioning is a very intriguing claim. -Lon

Michael Ruzza's curator insight, July 6, 2014 12:11 PM

Yes. There absolutely needs to a mix of  play and work in a child's life as well as adults. 

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Do disruptive classes really get better if they include more girls?

Do disruptive classes really get better if they include more girls? | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
By Catherine Kelly, University of Manchester Classrooms are highly complex environments.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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"But given the practical and ethical difficulties of putting that into practice, it’s probably much more expedient to focus on teachers as the key variable in classrooms. We need to enable them to create positive relationships with all their pupils, and to facilitate classrooms with compassionate and accepting classmates, irrespective of gender balance."

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How We Make Progress « Annie Murphy Paul

How We Make Progress « Annie Murphy Paul | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
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children learn not just in stages, but in moving between stages in a wave like pattern!

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