The Tldr; Effect

The Tldr; Effect

This sort of attentional blindness is a commonplace part of our experience even before we bring in ideological bias : we simply don’t have a comprehensive view of the world, even in everyday life.

Don't fall for it: How to protect your kids from online hoaxes

Don't fall for it: How to protect your kids from online hoaxes

We’ve seen recently a rollercoaster of panic from parents trying to protect their kids from a supposed online threat known as the Momo challenge , that has for months been debunked as a hoax .Yet the panic from parents continued, as did reports in the media and even warnings from celebrities – all of which could have been avoided if parents had done a few simple checks before raising the alarm.

Here's what to do if your child sees violent footage online

Here's what to do if your child sees violent footage online

But there are some things we do know about the impact of violent imagery on the adolescent brain, and ways in which adults can help teenagers process such information.

How Do We Respond When Others Share Bad News Online?

How Do We Respond When Others Share Bad News Online?

How do others respond if we share bad news on social media, rather than just general personal information or positive events? In a study recently published in Personality and Individual Differences , Lauren Saling and colleagues conducted an experimental study in which participants evaluated other people's negative self-disclosures, imagining that these disclosures were made by a close friend.

Sexual Violence Prevention and The Sex Talk

Sexual Violence Prevention and The Sex Talk

As much as parents want to prevent sexual abuse, in order to do so, the conversation must also include discussion of healthy sexual behavior. Parents need to talk to children on a regular basis about healthy sexual behavior.

Yikes, I’m Behaving Like My Mother (or Father)

Yikes, I’m Behaving Like My Mother (or Father)

[ii]Although adults who do mistreat their own children are more likely to have grown up in an abusive family environment where the use of violence and aggression was a means for dealing with interpersonal conflict,[iii]the inference cannot be made that people who grow up in an abusive atmosphere will take on that behavior.

'My SIL stole my baby name on the eve of my c-section'

'My SIL stole my baby name on the eve of my c-section'

I was not impressed that I was being told it was her name to use and not mine and most of all I was not impressed that Liz had decided to share this information the night before I was to have my daughter, not in conversation months, weeks or even days prior.

Planning a 2019 Conference on Parental Alienation

Planning a 2019 Conference on Parental Alienation

If you have an interesting research idea or case study or a new take on a legal conundrum, please submit a proposal and/or come to the conference to share your experiences with others.

Your Child's Intake Paperwork, Demystified

Your Child's Intake Paperwork, Demystified

You should also sign a release of information for any extended family members who will be involved in your child’s treatment, even if they will just be transporting your child to and from sessions.

Facebook To Act On Wrong Vaccine Info

Facebook To Act On Wrong Vaccine Info

First, it will lower the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search options, according to Monika Bickert, Facebook's vice president of global policy management, CNN reported.

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

Source: Andrew Budson We recorded ERPs on medical students taking anatomy for the first time, measuring their responses to anatomical terms at three times: prior to the course, right at the end of the course, and—importantly—6 months later.

Understanding Understanding: Could an A.I. Cook Meth?

Understanding Understanding: Could an A.I. Cook Meth?

It certainly demands knowledge of the causal relations at the level of operation one is aiming to control, though it is possible to achieve without a deeper understanding of the underlying principles at play.

Teen Testifies On Vaccine Choice

Teen Testifies On Vaccine Choice

Speaking before Congress on Tuesday, Ethan Lindenberger of Norwalk, Ohio, said his mother believed online conspiracies about vaccines, leaving him and his siblings vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases, the Associated Press reported.

9 Signs You May Be a Cognitive Miser

9 Signs You May Be a Cognitive Miser

An article in Scholastic revealed the following statistic: While almost nine in 10 parents of children ages 6–17 (86 percent) say it is extremely or very important for their child to read books for fun, less than half of kids (46 percent) say the same.

Why Wisdom Doesn't Work as Well as We Think It Does

Why Wisdom Doesn't Work as Well as We Think It Does

But, as the Roman philosopher Seneca once wrote, “So you must not think a person has lived long because she has white hair and wrinkles: she has not lived long, just existed long.” There are two things that motivate our assumptions about wisdom and age: (1) Older people tend to make fewer stupid mistakes, and (2) Older people often know the best course of action in a given situation.

Is Charisma a Gift—Or Can It Be Trained?

Is Charisma a Gift—Or Can It Be Trained?

Whereas some people may have an innate ability to be more charismatic, Antonakis views charisma as “an emotional, symbolic and value-based leader signaling.” When we first meet others, we rely on these signals to communicate our competence and confidence and to close the gap in our understanding of each other.

FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules

FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules

Overview of Proposed Rules Theresa Michele, MD, director of the Division of Nonprescription Drug Products in the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said the new rules include: More on the 12 Ingredients Needing More Study According to the FDA, 12 sunscreen ingredients lack enough data to support whether they are GRASE.

4 Outcomes of Lazy Thinking

4 Outcomes of Lazy Thinking

1. The Availability Heuristic (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) refers to a mental framework whereby people base a judgment on the ease with which they can bring relevant information, such as an example, to mind.

The Psychology of the Booty Call

The Psychology of the Booty Call

For short-term mates, both men and women rated physical attractiveness as a necessity, but they saw kindness and social level as luxuries. When it came to booty calls, both men and women rated the attractiveness of the partner as a necessity, suggesting that they viewed these as more like short-term than long-term relationships.

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.

Can You Separate “Art” From “Artist?”

Can You Separate “Art” From “Artist?”

The rise of easily-accessible information and social media have given us new visibility into the personal lives, political views, and questionable (or downright criminal) behavior of actors, musicians, and other entertainers – past and present.

Call for Australians to take an old-fashioned approach to parenting

Call for Australians to take an old-fashioned approach to parenting

Nearly half of children don’t spend any time walking to school, but research shows parking an extra 10 minutes away from the gates can add an extra 1.5 hours to a child’s weekly physical activity levels.

'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.

4 Tips on How to Post and Share Effectively on Social Media

4 Tips on How to Post and Share Effectively on Social Media

While there is some overlap in my connections on these different platforms, there’s little in common in my posting and sharing activity.

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Greene, and Gary Ritter did in a recent working paper titled “An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment.” The researchers recruited 885 students across 15 schools and randomized students within schools to either a treatment or control condition.

The Purpose of Brainpower: Are We "Misusing" Our Minds?

The Purpose of Brainpower: Are We "Misusing" Our Minds?

Our intelligence evolved to deal with each other more effectively and to leverage the skills and abilities we have when we work together.” The reason more than a century passed between global travel and suitcases with wheels is because our brains evolved for social solutions rather than technical ones.

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

In 2014, Brendan Nyhan and colleagues published a study in which anti-vaccination attitudes among parents were countered by refuting claims about a vaccine-autism link and highlighting the dangers of not vaccinating by presenting information about the diseases the vaccines prevent, showing images of infected children, and providing a narrative about a mother hospitalizing her son with measles.

When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

More thought, money, and passion have gone into sharing knowledge with possible extraterrestrials in deep space than to our own fellow humans who are right here living beside us.

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Image: Facebook/ Eyes Open Social Media Safety . Labelling belongings When you name their items so that they don't get lost at school, consider that their name or even a phone number may easily lead a stranger to their social media accounts ...

Why do we celebrate Presidents Day? Here's how to involve your kids

Why do we celebrate Presidents Day? Here's how to involve your kids

Fun ways to the kids busy over the long Presidents' Day weekend Pre-K & Kindergarten: Picture-perfect pastime Around Presidents’ Day, the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., sees a visitor uptick, spokesperson Linda St. Thomas, told TODAY Parents.

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