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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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And it isn't just the structure of our native language that affects the way we think. In "Words Can Change Your Brain," Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman explain that "certain positive words--like "peace" or "love"--may actually have the power to alter the expression of genes throughout the brain and body, turning them on and off in ways that lowers the amount of physical and emotional stress we normally experience throughout the day."

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Infants in Poverty Show Different Physiological Vulnerabilities to the Caregiving Environment

Infants in Poverty Show Different Physiological Vulnerabilities to the Caregiving Environment | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Some infants raised in poverty exhibit physical traits that make them more vulnerable to poor caregiving, according to new research published in Psychological Science.
Gina Stepp's insight:

For help understanding why, you might find this discussion of epigenetics interesting: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/epigenetics.html ;

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