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David Myers
Click to view contentCaring parents understandably want to protect their children from physical harm and emotional hurt. We do this, we presume, for their sakes. And, if the truth be told, we do it for our own as well. Many of us knowingly nodded when Michelle Obama shared the common parental experience: “You are as happy as your least happy child.”   But as my… (Show more)
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Jenel Cavazos
Some people are more susceptible to the placebo effect than others; it turns out your DNA might be responsible! Your DNA Could Determine How Easily You're Fooled by Placebos http://ow.ly/TNoe30q9Ibn psychstudentrss
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Sue Frantz
Probably like you, a lot of my Intro Psych students are interested in medicine. Most are interested in nursing, but a smattering are interested in becoming physicians or another type of medical professional, such as respiratory therapists. This New York Times article (Brown & Bergman, 2019), coauthored by nurse and a physician, will be of… (Show more)
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David Myers
Cognitive dissonance theory—one of social psychology’s gifts to human self-understanding—offers several intriguing predictions, including this: When we act in ways inconsistent with our attitudes or beliefs, we often resolve that dissonance by changing our thinking. Attitudes follow behavior.   That simple principle explains why smokers often… (Show more)
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Alanna Smith
Child & Adolescent Development Focus Group @ California Association for the Education of Young Children https://caeyc.org/   WHO: Worth Publishers / Macmillan Learning & Authors Andrew Fuligni, Allison Fuligni, and Jessica Bayne WHAT: Focus Group centered around the child and adolescent development course market WHEN: April 24, 2020 @ Time TBD…
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Alanna Smith
Child & Adolescent Development Focus Group @ TCCTA http://www.tccta.org/convention-2020/   WHO: Worth Publishers / Macmillan Learning & Authors Andrew Fuligni, Allison Fuligni, and Jessica Bayne WHAT: Focus Group centered around the child and adolescent development course market WHEN: February 28, 2020 @ Time TBD WHERE: Dallas-Frisco Convention…
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Sue Frantz
After covering operant conditioning, ask your students to consider how government agencies could encourage more public transit use by using reinforcement. Give students a couple minutes to think about this on their own, then ask students to share their ideas in small groups. Next, ask each group to develop a plan where operant conditioning could… (Show more)
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Jenel Cavazos
Fake news is everywhere - are you good at telling what's real and what's not? Research shows you're probably not as good at it as you think you are. Students Are Really, Really Bad at Spotting Fake News, Misleading Websites - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher http://ow.ly/5ewd30q7y76 psychstudentrss
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Jenel Cavazos
Forgiveness is GOOD for you, so why not try to be more forgiving in the new year? How To Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You - and Why You Should https://www.popsci.com/story/health/forgive-psychology-trauma/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter psychstudentrss
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Jenel Cavazos
Getting away from research done on "traditional" populations can show us a lot about what influences us. Personality is not only about who but also where you are | Aeon Ideas http://ow.ly/iCJb30q5Zca psychstudentrss
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