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December 1, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Important Is Kindergarten Readiness When It Comes To Societal Costs?

December 1, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics looked at kindergarten readiness, later health, and social costs. “We used kindergarten readiness measures to forecast later academic, psychological, and health risks by end of high school,” study author Linda Pagani told us. “We wanted long term evidence of the importance of ensuring that all children are ready to learn at the time of school entry was crucial to support the idea of that prevention for all kinds of social problems have their origins in early childhood.” [More]

November 30, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Desire For Social Contact Similar In Brain To Food Cravings

November 30, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have experienced feelings of social isolation. For some, interaction with others has been confined to a zoom call, for others there hasn’t been any interaction at all. Now, researchers at MIT have found that the longing for social interaction felt whilst isolated is neurologically similar to that for food cravings when hungry. [More]

November 27, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Introverts Doing Worse than Extraverts During the Pandemic

November 27, 2020 08:18 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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The common perception is that introverts are thriving from the pandemic lockdown from the pandemic. No longer are they required to go to events and regularly interact with other people since distancing is now required. But a recent study of 2,000 Americans found that introverts experienced more loneliness than extraverts during this time and do not take the initiative to interact with others. [More]

November 24, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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How Social Media Is Used Determines Impact On Wellbeing

November 24, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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When it comes to overall wellbeing, how a person uses social media could have a significant impact. In a study from The University of British Columbia, Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of teaching in psychology examined the use of three popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to see how the use of the platforms impacted the overall wellbeing of a person. [More]

November 17, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Studying The Brain And Attention And Impulsivity

November 17, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America looked at the brain and impulsiveness. “In this study we investigated how the locus coeruleus (LC), the main source of norepinephrine (NE) in the brain, regulates attention and impulsivity,” study author Andrea Bari told us. “These cognitive functions are essential in everyday life and found to be impaired to various degrees in several pathologies, most prominently in children with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).” [More]

November 16, 2020
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Losing — Why Does it Hurt so Bad?

November 16, 2020 15:49 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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There is a theory called “loss aversion”. Not every one agrees with this theory or, necessarily, believes that loss aversion is entirely to blame when one feels the sting of loss. Put simply, humans pay more attention to “losses” than to “wins”. In fact, each of these responses affect both brain and body.There are facts as well as speculation on the origin of this phenomenon. [More]

November 13, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Having ADHD May Increase Entrepreneurial Behavior

November 13, 2020 08:27 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A new study in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice suggests that problems with sleep quality (and potentially quantity) predict forward-looking entrepreneurial intentions. Lack of sleep may result in shifting attention spans and hyperactivity - both behaviors of ADHD. The hypothesis is these behaviors are connected to an increase in entrepreneurial activity. [More]