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Praising Kids for Effort Is Out of Control, Says the Psychologist Who Inadvertently Invented it

Praising Kids for Effort Is Out of Control, Says the Psychologist Who Inadvertently Invented it | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

It’s become something of a self-esteem cliché in the classroom: assuring kids that it’s fine if they messed up their homework assignment on long division, because, hey, they triedreally hard. The underlying intention is a good one, and it can be traced back to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on mind-sets. Dweck has argued —

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Was the Father of Asperger Syndrome an Accomplice to Murder?

Was the Father of Asperger Syndrome an Accomplice to Murder? | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Many identify with Asperger's syndrome, a part of the Autism Spectrum. New revelations that Dr. Asperger may have participated in murder in WWII cast doubt on his legacy.
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Professors Can’t Decide What They Think About Trigger Warnings, Either

Professors Can’t Decide What They Think About Trigger Warnings, Either | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

The Never-Ending Trigger-Warning Debate


Some professors believe they build trust.
Others think they stifle free discourse.

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NFL Risk: On and Off the Field

NFL Risk: On and Off the Field | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm. Clients across the globe count on Lockton for risk management, insurance and employee benefits.
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Uh, look at how small the section on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is.

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Let's Talk About Sex and Depression

Let's Talk About Sex and Depression | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that I took away your ability to enjoy sex. It’s just gone. Now in order to get it back, you would have to declare that you belong to two categories of people who are regularly stigmatized in pop culture. While you are dealing with this, you may also be experiencing feelings of worthlessness, guilt, hopelessness, lethargy, anxiety, and the inability to concentrate. If you can get past all that and reach out for help, there’s a big chance no one will do anything. They may not even believe you.

Welcome to the world of a woman dealing with the sexual side effects of depression and its treatment.
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'Autism Doesn't Mean I'm Bad': 7-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter Moves Mum To Tears

'Autism Doesn't Mean I'm Bad': 7-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter Moves Mum To Tears | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A seven-year-old with autism moved her mum to tears with a note explaining how she understands that despite what some people may think, "autism doesn't mean I'm bad".

Like most children,

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malek's curator insight, November 14, 2015 6:16 PM

The awareness is lacking, the compassion is lacking .The understanding of how intelligent these children are doesn't seem to be highlighted anywhere.

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I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles

I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Vaccines don’t cause autism. But even if they did, is being like me really a fate worse than death?
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Exactly.

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Why Disability History Matters | Disability.Blog

Why Disability History Matters | Disability.Blog | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A blog about the latest disability-related news, information & trends. Disability.Blog features weekly guest bloggers from government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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Do You Have to Learn How to Get High? » Sociological Images

Do You Have to Learn How to Get High? » Sociological Images | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

If you stop and think about it, alcohol is just the worst. Almost every one who drinks has experienced the pain of a mean morning hangover (at least once). Also, the experience of being drunk… why is that enjoyable? When drunk you slur your words, it’s hard to think straight, you’re liable to say or do something that will offend the people around you, and you can’t legally drive a car. Why does any of that sound like a good way to spend a Friday night?


To a sociologist, the reason people drink alcohol is that they have been socially taught to.

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Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative

Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today, it's becoming hard not to.


...In other words, the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets—centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns—would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.

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Or what we call around our house a "fear-based personality."

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An Interview With Louise Lasser: TV, Depression, and SNL

An Interview With Louise Lasser: TV, Depression, and SNL | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Claire Barliant interviews Louise Lasser, the star of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," about her life, work, and marriage to Woody Allen.
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I Can’t Go Out, I’m Too Depressed; I Mean, I Have The Flu

I Can’t Go Out, I’m Too Depressed; I Mean, I Have The Flu | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing, when someone calls and asks if I want to have coffee, saying I’m too depressed isn’t seen as acceptable. That’s seen as weakness. That’s seen as something wrong with me. Whereas, if I said I was sick with a cold, that would be alright, because, after all, everyone gets colds and when they get them, it’s okay not to feel like socializing.

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Why speaking English can make you poor

Why speaking English can make you poor | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A controversial theory by a US economist says the grammar of the languages we speak can determine how much money we save, and how healthy we are.

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"Speakers of languages which only use the present tense when dealing with the future are likely to save more money than those who speak languages which require the use a future tense, he argues."

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Tess Marshall's curator insight, February 23, 2013 7:29 AM

This is a fascinating possibility about the use of tense in language which has implications for attitudes towards aging generally.

Lisa Labon's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:44 PM

Haven't we intuitively known this forever?

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