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New study examines what could predict children’s snack choices

New study examines what could predict children’s snack choices | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Attitudes, relationships, intentions and personal behavior control are all factors that could affect a child's decision in either reaching for an apple or grabbing a bag of chips, according to a new study out of the University of Cincinnati.
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Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development

Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development, indicates the first long term study of its kind. The impact seems to be most damaging during first two years of life.
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Researchers warn kids don't get enough outdoor playtime

Researchers warn kids don't get enough outdoor playtime | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Study shows that only 51 percent of kids get parent-supervised outside playtime daily; Can be disruptive to mental, motor development Read more by Michelle Castillo on CBS News' HealthPop.
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Majority of fourth graders are exposed to smoke, study finds

Majority of fourth graders are exposed to smoke, study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
More than 75 percent of fourth-graders in urban and rural settings have measurable levels of a nicotine breakdown product in their saliva that documents their second-hand smoke exposure, researchers report.
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Triad of Evil

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The notion that bed-wetting, fire-setting, and animal cruelty signal the development of a serial killer should be revised. Despite its easy simplicity, we really don't know if this triad of evil is predictive.

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Psychiatric News Alert: Childrens' Sleep Problems Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Problems

Psychiatric News Alert: Childrens' Sleep Problems Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Problems | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Behavioral and emotional problems in young children may be the result of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) problems that begin as early as infancy.

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Behavioral Intervention Helps Poorer Patients Gain Bodyweight Control

Behavioral Intervention Helps Poorer Patients Gain Bodyweight Control | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A high-risk, socioeconomically disadvantaged group of obese patients seem to have achieved modest weight loss and improved blood pressure control by attending a behavioral intervention program.
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Predicting children’s language development

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We depend on a barrage of standardized tests to assess everything from aptitude to intelligence. But do they provide an accurate forecast when it comes to something as complex as language?
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Why Food Isn't an Addiction

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Parents' job is managing, not eliminating, food cravings in children

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Contrasting Discipline With Child Physical Abuse

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Discipline is the practice of teaching and enforcing acceptable behavior in a child. It encompasses deprivation of privileges, physical punishment, creation of structured environment rules and boundaries.
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Parent’s education can affect the mental health of their offspring

Parent’s education can affect the mental health of their offspring | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent's level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case.
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What Your 5-Year-Old Needs to Know About Sex | Psychology Today

What Your 5-Year-Old Needs to Know About Sex | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Start your sex conversations early with your child

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Depression during pregnancy may lower your child’s IQ.

Depression during pregnancy may lower your child’s IQ. | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Can depression during pregnancy impact your child’s intelligence? How about postpartum depression? Maternal depression has some significant negative consequences on kids.
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Kids get more active when given more toy choices

Kids get more active when given more toy choices | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In an age when even preschoolers have electronic toys and devices, many parents wonder how to get their children to be more physically active. Now, two studies published by University at Buffalo researchers provide some answers.
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Bullying

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Why the key to stopping bullying isn't direct confrontation

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It Wasn’t Me: How to Handle Your Child’s Dishonesty

It Wasn’t Me: How to Handle Your Child’s Dishonesty | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Awhile back, I posted about some research done on lying in children.  A very brief explanation of the study was that kids lied more often and more effectively when punishment was on the line

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Bone-marrow transplant reverses Rett syndrome in mice

Bone-marrow transplant reverses Rett syndrome in mice | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Rare autism spectrum disorder is partially caused by faulty immune cells in the brain.
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ADHD Outcomes: Being Rejected Can Have a Bigger Impact than Having Friends

ADHD Outcomes: Being Rejected Can Have a Bigger Impact than Having Friends | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

As with any childhood disorder, we want to know what can protect the child from long-term negative outcomes.

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Psychiatric News Alert: Combined Bullies/Victims More Suicidal

Psychiatric News Alert: Combined Bullies/Victims More Suicidal | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Children who are both victims and bullies are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, or have planned and engaged in suicidal or self-harming behavior before the age of 12, compared to children who were neither bullies nor victims.

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Preschoolers Take Notice Of Pointing

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If you want a preschooler to get the point, point. Children are willing to attribute knowledge to a person solely based on the gesture they used to convey the information

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Five Ways Children Overcome Tragedy

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Five things adults can do to help children overcome tragedy.

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Physical punishment of children potentially harmful to their long-term development

Physical punishment of children potentially harmful to their long-term development | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
An analysis of research on physical punishment of children over the past 20 years indicates that such punishment is potentially harmful to their long-term development.
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Sex role stereotyping and prejudices in children explored

Sex role stereotyping and prejudices in children explored | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Girls are not as good at playing football as boys, and they do not have a clue about cars. Instead they know better how to dance and do not get into mischief as often as boys.
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Mia Barchetti's comment, March 6, 2013 11:30 PM
the gender stereotypes are given examples and looked at as to why we believe doctors are only males and nurses are only females.
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Prejudices cultivated early in childhood

Prejudices cultivated early in childhood | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Girls are not as good at playing football as boys. Prejudices like these are cultivated from early childhood onwards by everyone.
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Talking With Kids About Trauma

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When accidents happen, it’s important to talk to kids honestly about what has occurred. Brief, accurate, and age-appropriate information can be provided, followed by lots of time for questions and discussion about kids’ thoughts about the incident.

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