Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Aggressive or dismissive language can make people less likely to vaccinate , while open, respectful discussion with a trusted individual can encourage hesitant parents towards vaccination.

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

A 2016 meta-analysis in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showed a correlation “between social anxiety and feelings of comfort online.” Computer mediated communication offers a few key features that may appeal to socially anxious individuals: “text-based communication with reduced audio and visual cues,” “anonymity,” and asynchronicity (i.e., there is no immediate need to respond).

'Babies don't want to wear nappies'

'Babies don't want to wear nappies'

Babies don’t want to wear nappies.” Ana Domin, 37, from Sydney, attended two information sessions on elimination communication run by Marnie when her son was nine months old.

Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Emotions, cognitions, social context, and level of intimacy are just a few of the possible complications affecting the way that people interact at a nonverbal level.

How Brain Communication Differs Between Humans and Monkeys

How Brain Communication Differs Between Humans and Monkeys

It’s the first study to go beyond structural differences between humans and animals to look at how the brain computes information,” says Ziv Williams, a neurosurgeon at Harvard Medical School, who was not involved with the research.

Does Cooperative Divorced Coparenting Matter?

Does Cooperative Divorced Coparenting Matter?

affection between a father and son Source: pexel Although our study was primarily focused on the impact of coparenting following divorce, by including information on parent-youth contact (based on how often parents saw and talked to their children and how often the child spent the night at their house), we were able to determine that it was strongly associated with parent-youth relationships.

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.

Neuroscience Breakthrough: AI Translates Thought-to-Speech

Neuroscience Breakthrough: AI Translates Thought-to-Speech

After training the vocoder, the researchers recorded brain signals of the same participants while they listened to speakers count between zero to nine. Next the researchers used artificial neural networks to refine the speech produced by the vocoder, then had 11 subjects with normal hearing listen to the output.

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Once we become more conscious of the language we use and the way we speak, we can change our ineffective patterns and habits for the better.

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.

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

I suppose her feelings stuck with her for a while, and then later that night, she put on the voice that I know means that I need to pay attention to what she is about to say.

The Narcissistic Parent’s Secret Weapon

The Narcissistic Parent’s Secret Weapon

Caleb Jones/unsplash Source: Caleb Jones/unsplash Parental alienation is the process of psychological manipulation of a child into displaying unjustifiable fear, rejection, disrespect or hostility towards a targeted parent by the “favored” parent. If you’re not in therapy, I recommend a qualified professional to guide you through the maze of high-conflict divorce and parental alienation.

Don’t Call Your Mom—Video Chat Instead

Don’t Call Your Mom—Video Chat Instead

While all types of social interaction can help older people stay connected to family and friends, a new study from researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and University of California Davis found that participating in video chats cuts the probability of developing depressive symptoms in half compared to those who may use other forms of communication technology but don’t use this type.

The Evidence on Elder Wisdom

The Evidence on Elder Wisdom

In recent times, most of the research about intergenerational communication occurs within formal programs, such as including older adults in public schools or having youth visit assisted living facilities. Another idea is to encourage youth to ask older family members for their advice about life.

Sex Education and Parenting: What We Know

Sex Education and Parenting: What We Know

The take-home message: Parents who have open, honest conversations with their children about sex, and who view sexual development as a normal part of adolescent development, play them most crucial role in their children’s health and well-being.

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.

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study reveals that autism is far more common than once thought, with nearly 3 percent of American children diagnosed with the disorder. Nearly 64 percent of children with the disorder in the study received behavioral treatment, and 27 percent took medications, Bao's team found.

A Universal Translator for Dog Language

A Universal Translator for Dog Language

I suspected that the situation that he was referring to might have links to the research and applications that I had reviewed at that time since the idea of electronic translation of dog language as part of a security system was first introduced by Eyal Zehavi, the founder of Bio-Sense Technologies in Israel.

Making Divorced and Separated Co-Parenting Work

Making Divorced and Separated Co-Parenting Work

When you tell your child to tell the other parent something so you don’t have to speak to your ex-partner, you’re putting your children in the middle of the conflict. Children cannot be placed in the middle, so you’ll need to call, email, or text your ex-partner yourself.

Adolescence and the Importance of Talking to Parents

Adolescence and the Importance of Talking to Parents

I believe that through talking to parents, a teenager practices speaking up skills that will socially enable the young person in the more challenging years ahead.

What Do Wolf Howls Say?

What Do Wolf Howls Say?

The researchers reconfirmed previous evidence that individual wolves produce acoustically distinct howls, which might help identification between distant pack members. “The differences between individuals were often quite audible—some of the wolves have very distinctive howls,” says Watson.

Should You Hook Up With Your Ex?

Should You Hook Up With Your Ex?

The results were unexpected: The majority of the participants who pursued physical intimacy did end up sleeping with their ex, “but this did not influence how someone managed to get over the end of their relationship.” Even those who were still pining after their former flames did not feel “distressed or depressed” after hooking up with their exes.

Can Conversations Strengthen Early Brain Development?

Can Conversations Strengthen Early Brain Development?

“Conversation is really the meat of language development,” says Rachel Romeo, the lead author of the study and a developmental cognitive neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Confronting Adolescent Lying and What Parents Might Say

Confronting Adolescent Lying and What Parents Might Say

“We feel hurt and angry when you don’t tell us the truth!” They can take a value stand against dishonesty, “We believe lying violates your responsibility to keep us adequately and accurately informed, the same responsibility we have to be honest with you.” They can apply some symbolic consequence to work off the offense, “You’ll need to do an extra chore this weekend before doing anything you want to do.” And (hardest of all) they must reinstate their expectation for honest communication.

Helping a Child Cope with the Death of a Loved One -

Helping a Child Cope with the Death of a Loved One -

It’s important to help kids continue to feel a connection to their loved one and foster the significance of that person in their lives. Following are ways to help grieving children cope with loss: Ten Ways to Help Your Grieving Child Cope on Mother’s Day