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Pi Day in America

Pi Day in America | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Why, might you ask, should anyone want to celebrate a mathematical constant which allows you to calculate the area inside a circle? As unlikely as it may seem, the number pi, or 3.14159... has been crucial to the development of modern life.
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Gina Stepp's comment, March 14, 2012 11:53 AM
Pi has even inspired the invention of a new literary form called 'piems.'
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When rats are as smart as humans

When rats are as smart as humans | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
In a battle of wits, humans and rats are way more evenly matched than you'd think. While we obviously have an advantage in overall intelligence, our ability to read situations and make decisions is actually no better than a rat's.
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» Physical Health Declines, But Mental Health Improves with Age - Psych Central News

» Physical Health Declines, But Mental Health Improves with Age - Psych Central News | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Mature adults have cause for optimism as a new study finds that growing older and heavier does not reduce our mental well-being.
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Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression

Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Research over the past few decades has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children.
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This is a study which claims to show that viewing violence can result in increased aggression. My research continues to show a wide variety of mixed results!

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Perception of facial expressions differs across cultures

Perception of facial expressions differs across cultures | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Facial expressions have been called the "universal language of emotion," but people from different cultures may perceive happy, sad or angry facial expressions in unique ways, according to new research.

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Don't Call Me Granddad

For most men, turning 60 means a run towards retirement and lazy days at the club. For late-life fathers, it can mean sleepless nights, dirty nappies, the chance they won't be around to see their child finish school ... oh, and joy. By Fenella Souter.

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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
A field guide to the art and science of the solid argument.
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The Awesome Power of Showing Appreciation

The Awesome Power of Showing Appreciation | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

 

It doesn’t matter whether your office is a boardroom, classroom, or laundry room. There are people who do things for you every day. Employees, colleagues, and family are expected to do their part. Do they know that you appreciate them?

 


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Family Communication: If We Could Talk Like the Animals

Family Communication: If We Could Talk Like the Animals | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Miscommunication seems to be a much bigger problem for humans than animals. How can we improve our family communication skills and thereby our relationships?

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High school students test best with 7 hours' rest | e! Science News

Whether or not you know any high school students that actually get nine hours of sleep each night, that's what U.S. federal guidelines currently prescribe. 

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Using Music To Evoke Positive Emotions

Using Music To Evoke Positive Emotions | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Music can evoke positive emotions, which in turn can lower the listener's stress levels."To get the positive effects of music, you have to listen to music that you like," says the author of the thesis Marie Helsing.

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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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11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships | Psychology Today

11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Put active listening together with empathy to improve your relationships By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D....
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Meaningful Busywork: Parsing the Oxymoron | Psychology Today

Meaningful Busywork: Parsing the Oxymoron | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
The upsides and downsides of "busywork." By Christopher Taibbi, M.A.T....

 

If you have gifted capabilities, push youself: and support firms like Academic Sciences can help.


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Why Ostracism Hurts – and How to Cope with It

Why Ostracism Hurts – and How to Cope with It | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
For kids on the playground and adults in the workplace, being left out affects the brain, new research shows.
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Facebook profile beats IQ test in predicting job success

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Facebook profile beats IQ test in predicting job success...
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Reducing Academic Pressure May Help Children Succeed

Children may perform better in school and feel more confident about themselves if they are told that failure is a normal part of learning, rather than being pressured to succeed at all costs, according to new research published by the APA.

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Communicating With Style-Interview With Deborah Tannen

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An interview with communication expert Deborah Tannen about some common misperceptions that can get in the way of effective family communication.


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Here is what real commitment to your marriage means

Here is what real commitment to your marriage means | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
What does being committed to your marriage really mean? A psychology professors answer this question in a new study based on their analysis of 172 married couples over the first 11 years of marriage.
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For Motherhood Alone

No knight in shining armour? What's a single woman with a ticking biological clock to do? Amanda Hooton meets three mums who found their own solution.Kirsty Stead, 38, has dark curly hair, pale freckled skin, and a big laugh. One day in July 2009 she sat down at her computer and began looking for The One. But she wasn't looking for moonlit walks or romantic dinners: what she wanted was what novelist Jeffrey Eugenides calls "the tiny sputter ... the meagre leaven ... indispensable to the grand achievement of having a baby". What she wanted was sperm.

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The cost of consumer fibbing: Can it hurt to tell a little white lie?

The cost of consumer fibbing: Can it hurt to tell a little white lie? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Consumers who tell little white lies to avoid confrontation might find themselves rewarding the people who inconvenienced them, according to a new study.
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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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