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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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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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Advice for Psychological Evaluation Reports: Write about people, not tests

Advice for Psychological Evaluation Reports: Write about people, not tests | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
At its best, the end product of a psychological assessment is that a child’s life is made better because something useful and true is communicated to people who can use that information to make bet...
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 a very important part of testing is communicating what the testing has accomplished!!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 27, 10:58 AM

An intriguing suggestion.  I relate to it from reading numerous psych reports that are talking so much about the numbers that the person gets lost in the report. -Lon

Lou Salza's curator insight, March 27, 2:41 PM

Excellent example of what the author means by telling a story in the report--Lou  

 

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Not only are humans storytelling creatures, we are also storylistening creatures. We are moved by drama, cleansed by tragedy, unified by cultural myths, and inspired by tales of heroic struggle. Most importantly, through stories we remember enormous amounts of information. Tabulated test results are inert until the evaluator weaves them together into a coherent narrative explanation that helps children and their caregivers construct a richer, more nuanced, and more organized understanding of the problem. Compare the following assessment results...."

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Schneider, W. J. (2013). Principles of assessment of aptitude and achievement. In D. Saklofske, C. Reynolds, & V. Schwean (Eds.), Oxford handbook of psychological assessment of children and adolescents (pp. 286–330). New York: Oxford.

 
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The upper age of adolescence is being increased from 18 to 25 in a bid

The upper age of adolescence is being increased from 18 to 25 in a bid | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
It is hoped the new guidelines being given to child psychologists will prevent children being 'rushed' through childhood.
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doesn't change the legal/ moral maturity definitions imho.

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How Can We Help Our Children Become 'Grittier?'

How Can We Help Our Children Become 'Grittier?' | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
As Angela tells us, they are often talented and smart. But when it is time to write an essay, practice an instrument, or study for an exam, they procrastinate or give up.
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grit +growth mindset!

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Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders

Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders - The Huffington Post
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one needs to light the fire and then just sit back and watch the fireworks!

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Babies’ Brains: When Does Consciousness Emerge? | TIME.com

Babies’ Brains: When Does Consciousness Emerge? | TIME.com | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Finding the point at which babies' reactions change from being purely reflexive to reflecting more intention is leading researches to focus on the first glimmers of conscious thought in infants as young as 5 months old.
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I wont be surprised if as young as 2-3 days old babies showed some signs of consciousness:-) in terms of EEG signals!!

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 16, 2013 4:24 PM

So while the youngest babies may not be conscious of much, they can provide valuable information about how conscious thought emerges, and how it develops over time. And with that understanding, we may learn a great deal about what it means to be aware.


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Become a Vygotskian!

Become a Vygotskian! | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
His revolutionary ideas create a psychology of possibility and transformation
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focus on unfolding and growth is the key.

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Brain change bad behaviour link

Brain change bad behaviour link | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The brains of teenage girls with behavioural disorders are structurally different to those of their peers, researchers have found.
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Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds

Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Twenty-year research project shows that most critical aspect of cortex development in late teens was stimulation aged four...
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Some Great Quotations About the Genius of Children |

Some Great Quotations About the Genius of Children | | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
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9 Ways Neuroscience Has Changed The Classroom

9 Ways Neuroscience Has Changed The Classroom | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
There is often a big divide between what happens in the laboratory and the way laboratory findings are practically applied.
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How Children Succeed

How Children Succeed | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
NPR coverage of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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BishopBlog: What Chomsky doesn't get about child language

BishopBlog: What Chomsky doesn't get about child language | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
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Raising a Moral Child

Raising a Moral Child | Child Psychology | Scoop.it

A wonderful peice The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.

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a wonderful piece of work by Adam. compliments the earlier research on specificity of praise and growth mindset, with the new praise the person rather than action for good moral character.
Again it helps to remember, and not mix, the economic or success domain with the moral or relationships domain.

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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there's a third vision taking shape that's yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?

Via Ann S. Michaelsen, Suvi Salo, Bobby Dillard, David Hain
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inquiry-centered learning.

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Ann S. Michaelsen's curator insight, February 21, 3:07 PM

“We need to begin to think about schools in a fundamentally different way,” Richardson said. In his vision of this third narrative, reformers would focus on creating an education system that supportsinquiry-based, student-centered learning, where students are encouraged to find entry points into the mandated curriculum in ways that are meaningful to them. Technology is an integral part of Richardson’s vision because it allows students to create and demonstrate their knowledge. “That piece of it really allows kids to create things and connect with other people, arguably more important than much of the traditional curriculum that schools are built around,” Richardson said

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 5:53 PM

Most of what is in this article has been understood for some time. I am reading Dewey, Whitehead, and Gadamer about education. There is no one-size-fits-all in their writing and thinking. The first two used a common phrase: "there is no royal road to learning." What is interesting is we seem to be recirculating ideas as if they are fresh and new without change. Ben Levine (2010) suggested their is political resistance to the change. I agree, but is the resistance where we think it is? I think it is in the political, bureaucratic and technocratic  levels and not so much in the classroom. I experienced what real great change was and watched it stripped down to nothing by those outside our little school. What we did was different and well done, but that is scary in education.

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‘Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,’ by Paul Bloom

‘Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,’ by Paul Bloom | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The Yale psychologist Paul Bloom mines child-development research for insights into morality.
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the roots of morality in babies

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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
[This post was co-authored with Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer]

Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at ...
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Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Curiosity and Interest

Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Curiosity and Interest | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Many of us may not, at first, think of interest as an emotion. Psychologists and neuroscientists, however, now regard interest as a fundamental emotion -- an emotion that motivates and guides our engagement in the world.
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Interest is an important, and perhaps, the first emotion that children have.

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 16, 2013 4:07 PM

Interest is vital to emotional health in childhood and it remains vital, throughout life. Without interest, there is no curiosity, no exploration, and no real learning. 

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Watching Harry Potter films enhances creativity in children

Watching Harry Potter films enhances creativity in children | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Parents who feel guilty about letting their young children watch too many fantasy movies on TV can relax. Researchers have discovered that youngsters who watch films like Harry Potter improve their imagination and creativity.
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another good reason (as if one needed one:-) to watch fantasy films. Magical thinking and creativity are linked and magical thinking may be the link bewteen genius and madness too!

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David Hain's curator insight, April 15, 2013 2:40 AM

My kids will be very happy about this!

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:04 PM

I guess that's why I, as an adult, enjoyed the Harry Potter books so much. :) -Lon

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Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought...
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Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower | Psychology | Science News

Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower | Psychology | Science News | Child Psychology | Scoop.it

Willpower alone doesn’t explain why some children forgo a marshmallow in hand for the prospect of getting two gooey treats later. Kids’ beliefs about the reliability of the people around them, such as the trustworthiness of an experimenter, can dramatically shape their willingness to wait for a sweeter payoff, a new study finds.

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Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School

Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Drugs that are normally used to increase focus are in some cases being prescribed simply to improve struggling, low-income students’ academic performance at school.
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Academic Success is Multi-Factorial

Academic Success is Multi-Factorial | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Learning and good grades are not an either/or proposition.
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Why Fathers Really Matter

Why Fathers Really Matter | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Modern biology is making it clearer by the day that a man’s health and well-being have a measurable impact on his future children’s health and happiness.
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'Children Succeed' With Character, Not Test Scores : NPR

Author Paul Tough says parents should focus less on SAT and IQ scores, and more on fostering grit, curiosity and character in their kids.
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10 Insights to Enhance the Joy of Learning

10 Insights to Enhance the Joy of Learning | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The essence of the joy of learning...
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