Are There Age-Related Changes in a Dog's Personality?

Are There Age-Related Changes in a Dog's Personality?

What this colleague wanted to know is whether there were any similar studies which looked at age-related changes in a dog's personality. There was no age-related change in the fearfulness of dogs over their lifespan; however, one interesting side observation about this personality trait was that dogs exposed to an obedience class tended to be less fearful overall.

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

A cost-of-loss stand that shows your Beloved what life will be like without you can be the most powerful step to take when your relationship is draining, painful, and unfulfilling. Warning : Do not take a Cost-of-Loss-Stand if you are in a potentially violent or physically abusive relationship.

Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

When parents decide to start regular meetings with children, there is a certain amount of ongoing preparation required, like learning what agenda topics work best, experimenting with new ideas, adapting to change, facilitating problem-solving, etc.

Boredom Boosting: Why We Need to 'Re-Brand' This State

Boredom Boosting: Why We Need to 'Re-Brand' This State

Unwittingly though we can rob our children of the ability to learn to wait, calm themselves down, and settle down inside themselves to even know how they are feeling physically, emotionally, and have the inner space to let their minds roam, and for their creativity to unfold, if we don’t LET THEM BE BORED.

New Study Pinpoints Why Sleep Is Often the Best Medicine

New Study Pinpoints Why Sleep Is Often the Best Medicine

In an attempt to crack this code, Dimitrov and colleagues decided to investigate how sleep, lack of sleep, and disease influence the ability of a group of signaling molecules called "Gαs-coupled receptor agonists" to regulate integrin activation of antigen-specific T cells in humans.

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

As children direct their own free play and solve the problems that come up, they must exert control over themselves and must, at times, accept restrictions on their own behavior and follow the rules if they want to be accepted and successful in the game.

Mum's book helps kids to understand kids that are 'wired differently'

Mum's book helps kids to understand kids that are 'wired differently'

Fergus and Delilah tells the story of a little girl on her first day of school meeting new children and playing and making friends. Hugo settled well into school and Míša said along with her own efforts, she is grateful for the support of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Google and Facebook AI Make New Linguistics Discovery

Google and Facebook AI Make New Linguistics Discovery

The research team of Laura Graesser, Kyunghyun Cho, and Douwe Kiela used the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to create a computational framework “in which agents equipped with communication capabilities simultaneously play a series of referential games, to study the properties of natural language.” According to the team, theirs is a novel framework because they used the latest-generation deep reinforcement learning that could process rich sensory input.

How Parents Of Teens Can Save Their Sanity

How Parents Of Teens Can Save Their Sanity

From the time a child is a toddler, parents should be focused on preparing their son or daughter to meet the challenges of adolescence .

Do Stimulants Really Make the Brain Work Better?

Do Stimulants Really Make the Brain Work Better?

" He concluded that the benefits of stimulants on academic performance likely come from their effects on students' energy, interest, drive, and enjoyment of the work, rather than on their actual cognitive ability.

Men’s Fears of Dependency in Relationships

Men’s Fears of Dependency in Relationships

Men, on the other hand, more often struggle with allowing themselves to surrender to the deep levels of interdependence that make intimacy possible. The more that men struggle to allow the kind of vulnerability that would allow them to connect, the more insecure and dependent their wives/partners become.

How Do Singles' Standards for a Partner Change with Age?

How Do Singles' Standards for a Partner Change with Age?

This new research suggests that older singles are less picky in their search for a mate, and that people tend to become somewhat less superficial over time in terms of which traits they value in a partner.

Are Married People Happier? Questions Answered

Are Married People Happier? Questions Answered

The authors of this longitudinal study, which examined 10,000 Dutch persons between the ages 15–74, showed that those who reported four or more subjective health complaints or two or more chronic conditions were respectively 1.5 and 2 times more likely to become divorced than persons without these health problems.

What to do when your child talks back or sasses you

What to do when your child talks back or sasses you

You do that by modeling respect while you invite constructive communication to solve your child's problem, at the same time setting clear expectations about communication in your family. 3. When your child speaks hurtfully to you, calmly confront their hurtful words or tone and set a clear expectation for respectful communication: "Ouch!

Autism at Work Today and Tomorrow

Autism at Work Today and Tomorrow

Autism at Work began as the idea to identify what autistic people are really good at, provide some supports, and let them do those things better than anyone. Today SAP has 100-some autistic people in Autism at Work and other companies have thousands more in total.

5 Skills to Add to Your Emotional Toolbox

5 Skills to Add to Your Emotional Toolbox

Not only does this help us express our emotions, needs, and desires in a healthy and clear way; but it also has rippling positive effects in our relationships, at home, and work.

Mary Oliver on how to live 'your one wild and precious life'

Mary Oliver on how to live 'your one wild and precious life'

Mary Oliver’s gift was her ability to marvel at the world with an unsentimental acceptance that it (and we) are temporary.

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes: Raising a child with an invisible disability

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes: Raising a child with an invisible disability

Jessica's daughter looks 'normal' to the untrained eye, but everyday is a painful struggle. But what many people don’t see is how my daughter is at the end of the day, when she’s flat on the floor and can’t move anymore from pain and tiredness.

Are Big Dogs Smarter Than Small Dogs?

Are Big Dogs Smarter Than Small Dogs?

However one measure that they obtained is definitely a component of mental ability that is often tested by researchers interested in canine intelligence, and that is "delayed memory". When they did so the data confirmed that larger brain sizes in dogs are associated with better cognitive performance.

What Does It Take to Have a Healthy Personality?

What Does It Take to Have a Healthy Personality?

The first step in the approach the researchers used was to ask personality experts to provide their own ratings of which of the 30 qualities in the Five Factor Model comprise the healthy personality.

11 Important Points For Individualized Education Programs

11 Important Points For Individualized Education Programs

2. There are five members of the IEP team: the parents, the regular education teacher, the special education teacher, a representative from the school district, and an individual “who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results”, such as a speech therapist or occupational therapist.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Perhaps Cooley was right: The dating results suggest that at least to some extent, and at least for some people with disabilities, it is the looking-glass self, the reactions of others in the environment, that shape self-perceptions.

Lack of Accountability in Narcissists

Lack of Accountability in Narcissists

Where for most of us admitting to a mistake and taking ownership to make something better actually feels good, the narcissist is not that grounded and self-secure to do so.

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

By designing the problems in this way Luchins was able to explore whether the person’s experience of solving the first five problems prevented them from realizing that the subsequent ones could be solved by this simpler solution.

Which Has Greater Impact, Influence or Attention?

Which Has Greater Impact, Influence or Attention?

Is this only possible in advertising and marketing, where the connection of attention and influence is so direct. When a leader intends to influence his or her followers, attention is only the first, and easiest step in making a connection.

Moving House? Don't Treat Others as if They're Disposable

Moving House? Don't Treat Others as if They're Disposable

In a highly mobile society like the U.S., people who relocate for work, school, or simply to “wipe the slate clean” tend to jettison replaceable objects when they move. People who moved around a lot tended to see their objects (furniture, books, devices, even one’s car) as more disposable.

Man's 'drastic' sleep challenge has parents rolling their eyes

Man's 'drastic' sleep challenge has parents rolling their eyes

"Day 1 and Day 2 were especially hard for me," Bergara wrote for BuzzFeed . And like any non-parent smacked in the face with a sudden lack of sleep, Bergara lasted a whopping five days. Bergara made it just seven days.

2018 Gerber baby is first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

2018 Gerber baby is first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

New Gerber baby meets the original one (who's now 91!) Follow TODAY Parents on Facebook "We believe if brands represent children with a disability, they are communicating their value to our society," said Driscoll.

A DNA Blueprint for the Future

A DNA Blueprint for the Future

In behavioural genetics, environmental influence—the determining factor for just about everything psychological according to official dogma—“is defined very broadly to mean all influences that are not due to inherited DNA differences,” such as “family, neighbourhood, school, peer and work environments,” so that “In this sense, a better word for what geneticists mean when they refer to environment is ‘non-genetic’.” In summary, parents matter, schools matter and life experiences matter, but they don’t make a difference in shaping who we are.

The Problem With New Year's Resolutions: What to Do Instead

The Problem With New Year's Resolutions: What to Do Instead

Intrinsic goals—ones that reflect our inner selves and our truest aspirations—tend to be those we actually set our minds to achieving; studies show that people display more resilience when they’re thwarted in their progress when a goal is intrinsic, in contrast to one which is extrinsic.

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