The Delusion of Meritocracy and the Culture of Entitlement

The Delusion of Meritocracy and the Culture of Entitlement

When I read the “admission-gate” scandal – I read it from multiple perspectives – as a university professor, as a psychologist, as a parent of college and high school age children, and as a person who writes about narcissism and entitlement.

Don’t Feel Motivated? Play The Impossible Game

Don’t Feel Motivated? Play The Impossible Game

And when this inner resistance threatens to take over, you may want to play the Impossible Game. So you play the Impossible Game, and challenge yourself to turn the shower all the way to cold.

Christchurch killer used Fortnite as online training ground

Christchurch killer used Fortnite as online training ground

Another video game, Spyro The Dragon 3, which is played by children, was also mentioned, which he claimed "taught him ethno-nationalism". The disturbing link to Fortnite comes as many primary school aged children play the game online with their friends.

Does What You Have Affect What You Give?

Does What You Have Affect What You Give?

In contrast, for the dictator game, the percentage of the total amount the giver offers to the receiver gets smaller as the size of the initial stake gets larger.

The True Villain of the ‘Momo Challenge’

The True Villain of the ‘Momo Challenge’

So, based on this impression, if this Momo Challenge was coercing children into self-harming, then why is it only coming to the public eye now?

Negative Emotions May Make Us Trust Less

Negative Emotions May Make Us Trust Less

As research attests, experiencing negative emotions can result in more than “hating everybody and everything.” Negative moods can impair our associative memory , alter our judgments of others by making us more prone to stereotyping and forming less favorable impressions , and even lead us to feel more pain .

Mom who 'beat the crap out of' stage 4 pancreatic cancer wants Alex Trebek to do the same

Mom who 'beat the crap out of' stage 4 pancreatic cancer wants Alex Trebek to do the same

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Mom who 'beat the crap out of' stage 4 pancreatic cancer wants Alex Trebek to do the same Elise Tedeschi, who also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, told the "Jeopardy" host in an open letter, she stayed positive.

600,000 Minutes of Fortnite? Why Kids Get Hooked

600,000 Minutes of Fortnite? Why Kids Get Hooked

Nonetheless, in April 2018, one of my teenage patients reported that he had won more than 300 games of the 100 player Battle Royale version of Fortnite, in which there is only 1 winner (there are versions of the game where teams of 2 and 4 can win).

Kevin Jonas' Daughter Valentina Didn't Like Nick's Wife Priyanka Chopra

Kevin Jonas' Daughter Valentina Didn't Like Nick's Wife Priyanka Chopra

I’m not sure Priyanka loved it at first, but they’re cool.” Kevin, who also shares Alena, 5, with his wife, Danielle Jonas , added: “They definitely [like her] now.” Nick and the Quantico alum, 36, tied the knot in December 2018.

Squad Mode, Solo Mode, and Human Evolution

Squad Mode, Solo Mode, and Human Evolution

In such a squad-mode context, we might expect individuals to express, toward other members of their band, such attributes as: The traits, which sit at the core of many models of universal morality, represent an other-oriented approach to living.

Momo challenge: How a creepy internet meme could be teaching your child how to commit suicide

Momo challenge: How a creepy internet meme could be teaching your child how to commit suicide

Momo, with its bulging eyes and stringy hair, reportedly appears on sites or apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube, sometimes in conjunction with kids’ videos meant to depict the popular game "Fortnite" or kids show character Peppa Pig. The actual visage of Momo depicts a sculpture called “Mother Bird,” made by a Japanese special effects company called Link Factory, which is not associated with the challenge itself.

The best stay-at-home dates for sleep-deprived parents who can't go out

The best stay-at-home dates for sleep-deprived parents who can't go out

Are you and your partner in need of a date night without the kids but have no luck locking in a babysitter? Image: iStock Couple’s game night For some couples, strip poker might be fun when you get some alone time.

Letter from softball player prompts change to MLB video game

Letter from softball player prompts change to MLB video game

The throwing game taunted players who missed the target with a comment of, "Hey, there's always softball!" Lisa Marcum She sat down at the family kitchen table on Feb. 18 and decided to write a letter, which her mother, who is a high school teacher, initially posted on Facebook before making it private.

Hasbro's new Raising Hell game will make parents laugh about kids so they don't cry

Hasbro's new Raising Hell game will make parents laugh about kids so they don't cry

Called Raising Hell, it's billed as “a party game for adults who know kids can be a real pain.” We see it as the parenting edition of Cards Against Humanity and think it’ll be a nice addition to the wine and snacks at our next mom’s night get together.

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

This paper, “ Violent Video Game Engagement Is Not Associated with Adolescents' Aggressive Behaviour: Evidence from a Registered Report ,” was published February 13 in the journal Royal Society Open Science .

Helping Teens Regulate--Whether by Calendar or Coffee Break

Helping Teens Regulate--Whether by Calendar or Coffee Break

Teens Need to Have a Plan and a Schedule: Something as simple as keeping a calendar can be a powerful step for teenagers learning how to use their time; seeing their life literally on the page, whether it’s an app or a time-trusted notebook, helps them not only with organization but with managing expectations.

AI2 Creates World’s First AI to Play a Pictionary-like Game

AI2 Creates World’s First AI to Play a Pictionary-like Game

Dr. Etzioni says, “Unlike other game-playing AI's like AlphaGo and DeepBlue, our AllenAI player is capable of both understanding and producing a nearly infinite combination of real-world scenarios.” Iconary was created by AI2’s Perceptual Reasoning & Interaction Research (PRIOR) group—team members include Ani Kembhavi, Jordi Salvador, Dustin Schwenk, Eric Kolve, Alvaro Herrasti, Sachin Mehta, Sam Skjonsberg, Aaron Sarnat, Carissa Schoenick, Jonghyun Choi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, and Ali Farhadi.

The unlikely way my Fitbit helped me be a better mum

The unlikely way my Fitbit helped me be a better mum

“It has definitely introduced some positive behavioural changes into our family routine.” As a mother of two young boys and wife to Aussie musician Guy Sebastian, Jules Sebastian knows she has to be on top of her game to keep up with her energetic family.

17 best Valentine's Day gifts for kids 2019

17 best Valentine's Day gifts for kids 2019

The best Valentine's Day gifts for kids Rocketbook Color Smart Notebook $21 Also available for $21 at Amazon . Rescue runts - spaniel - rescue dog plush by kd kids $15 Let your kids fall in love with their own rescue pup this Valentine's Day by gifting them with a Rescue Runt.

Making Super Bowl Decisions

Making Super Bowl Decisions

In a paper I wrote with Sandeep Mishra and Ron Camp II called " For the win: Risk‐sensitive decision‐making in teams ," we found that decision-makers consider need when choosing whether to pass or run.

Debate Over Gaming Disorder Is Not All Fun and Games

Debate Over Gaming Disorder Is Not All Fun and Games

Gaming disorder, a diagnosis for individuals who excessively play video games, is now included in the substance use and addictive behavior disorders section of the manual.

Rob Gronkowski’s mom on Rob's retirement and Super Bowl

Rob Gronkowski’s mom on Rob's retirement and Super Bowl

Rob Gronkowski's mom chats Super Bowl, raising five professional athletes and cooks their favorite homemade recipe “After every interview at the end of the game Tom Brady says, ‘Hi, mom, hi mom’ ...

'Life's not a game:' Jada Pinkett Smith on how she taught Willow and Jaden about hard work

'Life's not a game:' Jada Pinkett Smith on how she taught Willow and Jaden about hard work

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest 'Life's not a game:' Jada Pinkett Smith on how she taught Willow and Jaden about hard work The 47-year-old actress said she didn't want her kids thinking they could skate through life because she and Will Smith were successful actors.

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.

Haley Joy is the face of all Saints fans after team comes up short of Super Bowl

Haley Joy is the face of all Saints fans after team comes up short of Super Bowl

Hoda and a reluctant Savannah celebrate Saints win Instead, the Rams mounted a comeback to send the game into overtime and then won it on a 57-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein to dash the Saints' hopes of their first Super Bowl appearance since 2010.

You can now play wizard's chess in real life with this automated chess board

You can now play wizard's chess in real life with this automated chess board

Smart Automated Chess Board, $369, Amazon TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy!

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades Michael Melia, Associated Press Published 1:09 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2019 CLOSE A vast array of apps, websites and software in schools today borrow elements from video games to help teachers connect with students living technology-infused lives.

Blame: A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

Blame: A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

As my students, colleagues and I have demonstrated in many experiments, this desire for blame, based on personal dislike, value differences, or sheer emotional revulsion, can alter the judgments that people make about an alleged perpetrator’s state of mind and actions.

I was a terrible announcer for my son's high school football games and it was still a blast

I was a terrible announcer for my son's high school football games and it was still a blast

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest I was a terrible announcer for my son's high school football games and it was still a blast I am the worst announcer for high school football games.

5 things NFL player Devon Still wished he'd known before becoming a cancer dad

5 things NFL player Devon Still wished he'd known before becoming a cancer dad

Still, who has written a new book, "Still in the Game," spoke to TODAY Parents about the things he wished he had known before becoming a cancer dad. 4. I wish I would’ve known that it truly wasn’t my fault for what Leah was going through.

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