Deaf girl signs Carrie Underwood song 'The Champion'

Deaf girl signs Carrie Underwood song 'The Champion'

An 8-year-old girl who is deaf has earned raves for her performance signing along to Underwood’s song “The Champion," which the country singer recorded with Ludacris. “She asked us to record her because she likes to see herself perform,” the girl's father, Richard Dahan, told TODAY.

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Yoking our feedback to values is a more effective way to communicate and create change than telling people something is "inappropriate" or "against the rules." Just in time for parent-teacher conferences (and beyond) below is a sample 2-page Feedback Form with specific behaviors that reflect the values of one particular middle-school classroom.

When Is It OK to Ghost Someone?

When Is It OK to Ghost Someone?

Ending a relationship with someone is almost always painful in some respects, one person will likely experience rejection and the rejecter may feel guilty, but in my prior article I explain the psychological reasons why it is the lack of explanation unique to ghosting that creates so much emotional distress.

Is Your Partner Pulling Away from You?

Is Your Partner Pulling Away from You?

The authors reasoned that “People with higher depressive symptoms tend to perceive couple communication more negatively, and may avoid and disengage during interactions with their partners.” However, people in distressed relationships might disengage, therefore increasing the chances of partners pulling away from each other.

Video Games Are Social Spaces

Video Games Are Social Spaces

Although the players are physically isolated, they’re spending time with friends in the same way that people do when they talk to one another on the phone. Conclusion Children and teens are spending more and more time playing video games online with their friends.

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Social Minds Evolved for Small Communities The evolutionary perspective on behavior (see my brief textbook, Evolutionary Psychology 101 ), underscores the fact that our minds evolved not for modern conditions but, rather, our minds evolved to match the kinds of small-scale, nomadic conditions that existed in the African Savanna for the eons that surrounded human evolution prior to the advent of agriculture.

Get Off Twitter and . . . Clean the Bathroom?

Get Off Twitter and . . . Clean the Bathroom?

“There’s a belief that when people stop using social media, or stop doing anything they don’t think is a good use of their time, that they’ll finally finish that novel, they’ll actually go out and exercise, or they’re going to make [time for] that significant relationship that they’ve neglected,” Hall says.

4 Ways to Cultivate Relationship Sanity

4 Ways to Cultivate Relationship Sanity

However, when couples recognize they need and want to work on their relationship, overcome their individual issues, and create and maintain a healthy relationship, they can approach the dysfunction in their relationship entirely differently and begin to work their way out of irrelationship into relationship sanity.

Social media tips: Internet safety advice for parents

Social media tips: Internet safety advice for parents

Firstly, ask your child about what social networking services they use. In order to open up the channels of communication with your child over their social networking use, don’t be too critical of their online experience or habits to date.