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» Limiting Choices Can Lead to Bad Decisions - Psych Central News

» Limiting Choices Can Lead to Bad Decisions - Psych Central News | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct is to limit — or prune — choices that might have a negative consequence.
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Marriage Problems: Why Couples Fight | Psychology Today

Marriage Problems: Why Couples Fight | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
You don't fight about what you think. By Steven Stosny...
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Shift in Bedtime Routine Helps Kids Adjust to Daylight-Saving Time

Shift in Bedtime Routine Helps Kids Adjust to Daylight-Saving Time | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
With the time change just days away, a UAB pediatric expert offers tips on how to get children an hour ahead without affecting their sleep habits.
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Easily embarrassed? Study finds people will trust you more

Easily embarrassed? Study finds people will trust you more | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
If tripping in public or mistaking an overweight woman for a mother-to-be leaves you red-faced, don't feel bad. A new study suggests that people who are easily embarrassed are also more trustworthy, and more generous.
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Who Says Brainstorming Doesn't Work?

Who Says Brainstorming Doesn't Work? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Critics have been slamming brainstorming almost as long as it's been around. They say it doesn't work.

 

 The real problem is that about 90% of the people we come across who say they are brainstorming aren't really brainstorming at all.


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Blogging May Help Teens Dealing with Social Distress

Blogging May Help Teens Dealing with Social Distress | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Blogging may have psychological benefits for teens suffering from social anxiety, improving their self-esteem and helping them relate better to their friends.
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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Edutopia

Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Edutopia | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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Why You Need To Laugh Like a 5-Year-Old

Why You Need To Laugh Like a 5-Year-Old | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
I suppose it could be an urban legend that 4 to 6-year-olds laugh 300 times a day. No matter, really. The point is that children laugh way more than adults do. And that ought to tell us something.
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Winning makes people more aggressive toward the defeated

Winning makes people more aggressive toward the defeated | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
In this world, there are winners and losers – and, for your own safety, it is best to fear the winners.
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Family and Relationships: Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo: Teaching Children Decision-Making Skills

Family and Relationships: Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo: Teaching Children Decision-Making Skills | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
The consequences of a single bad choice can reverberate for years. How do we help our children become competent decision makers?
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decision-making in the twenties, then and now

decision-making in the twenties, then and now | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Twentysomething describes itself as "a mother-daughter blog about what it’s like to be young." Written by mother-daughter journalists who are both affiliated with The New York Times Magazine, Twentysomething promotes a book, by the same name, due out in the fall of 2012.

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Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments | Healthland | TIME.com

Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments | Healthland | TIME.com | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
If you're trying to make an important decision while the baby is crying, the boss is shouting on the phone and the cat has chosen this moment to think outside the box, you might want to take a breather and wait.
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The Mind-Reading Hormone: Your Brain's Key to Empathy | Psychology Today

The Mind-Reading Hormone: Your Brain's Key to Empathy | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

A dose of oxytocin improves mind-reading. By Joshua Gowin, Ph.D.


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This must be why moms always know what their kids are thinking . . . those extra oxytocin receptor cells we got when they were born.
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Key To Improving Well-Being Is Personality Change

Key To Improving Well-Being Is Personality Change | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

People's personalities can change considerably over time, say scientists, suggesting that leopards really can change their spots. Researchers from The University of Manchester and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) suggest that  focusing on who we are and how we relate to the world around us has the potential to unlock vast improvements in our wellbeing.

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Increase your willpower to achieve your goals

About 93% of people say they set a goal to change a behavior this year, according to a new survey of 566 adults conducted by Harris Interactive for the American Psychological Association. Lack of willpower is the No. 1 reason that people give for falling short. But is willpower something you can learn?

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Give Sorrow More Than Words: The Neuroscience of Grief

Give Sorrow More Than Words: The Neuroscience of Grief | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

 How can we use the discoveries of neuroscience to help those who are grieving avoid the pitfalls that often lead to depression? 

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What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?

What if the Secret to Success Is Failure? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Why our children’s success — and happiness — may depend less on perfect performance than on learning how to deal with failure.
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» Relationships on Facebook, Social Networks - Psych Central News

» Relationships on Facebook, Social Networks - Psych Central News | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
A new research study evaluates details of relationships created on social networking sites to determine their significance, depth and potential.

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APA Survey Finds Feeling Valued at Work Linked to Well-Being and Performance

APA Survey Finds Feeling Valued at Work Linked to Well-Being and Performance | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Half of all employees who say that they do not feel valued at work report that they intend to look for a new job in the next year according to a survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). Almost all employees (93 percent) who reported feeling valued said that they are motivated to do their best at work and 88 percent reported feeling engaged.

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» Tiger Moms Need to Chill - Psych Central News

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The book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” called for parents to adopt what its author suggested was an Asian style of child-rearing, pushing children excel at all costs — including the cost of their happiness. Now, a Michigan State University scholar who studies the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents from immigrant families is taking a very different stance.

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Redshirting: Holding kids back from kindergarten - Is It Unfair?

Redshirting: Holding kids back from kindergarten - Is It Unfair? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Redshirting: Holding kids back from kindergarten - Morley Safer reports on the rising trend of "redshirting," delaying kindergarten until children are 6 years old.
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Pathological Altruism: Selflessness Gone Awry, and the Damage It Can Cause

Pathological Altruism: Selflessness Gone Awry, and the Damage It Can Cause | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Scientists say that ostensibly generous behavior, taken to extremes, can become unhelpful, unproductive and even destructive.
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10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education

10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

A learning trump card is one that reigns over more established education practices. When one strategy trumps another, it means that it is a better way of learning.


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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | The Creativity Post

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | The Creativity Post | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Over the last seventy-five years a number of theorists and researchers have identified the values of imaginative play as a vital component to the normal development of a child.

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Family Bullying: Readers Speak Out

Family Bullying: Readers Speak Out | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

According to the studies reviewed by James R. Holmes, "Bullying is associated with families in which people do not treat each other with respect or families in which children are not taught to respect the rights of others."

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