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Things that teens need to know about their amazing, changing brain and how it impacts their emotions and behaviour   Coco-Cola put out a new video ad demonstrating emotional contagion (laughter) on a train.  Expressing emotions (any) can be contagious, so be careful what you’re putting out and what you’re taking on.   Dieting? Saving? Planning ‘naughty days’ helps people felt more motivated and strengthens general feelings of self-control.  This article suggests that it may be useful to schedule a cheat…

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Exercise is fantastic for relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety When a school embraces mindfulness, everything gets better for everyone Behaviour shaping (rather than punishment) is effective for improving compliance from children Homework is pointless, and I believe that it’s really about time that schools start listening to the research Discipline for teens can be focussed around health and safety decisions, openness to their developing identity and looking after yourself The Cogmed brain training program isn’t worth investing in

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“Misquotations are often stickier than actual quotes” “Abraham Lincoln once joked. He didn’t really, of course—but he’d be a great spokesperson of the sentiment, given how often his words have been misremembered, miscast, passed down from person to person in a way that little resembles any of his actual statements. (Actually, Mark Twain would be a better candidate for that one. Didn’t he say basically everything?)”   Facts that are not facts “33 “Facts” Everybody Knows That Are Actually Total…

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  How to focus in the age of distraction A very useful infographic that I recommend printing out and hanging in your workspace (mine’s right above my central screen). It provides a good set of reminders and a map to organisation. Neuroskeptic’s take on attention “These data suggest rather that, while ADHD diagnoses are certainly rising, children as a whole are not getting less attentive, suggesting that the rise of ADHD is more of a cultural shift.” Suicide series in The…

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Autism Matters podcasts The Autism podcast series (hosted by Dr Laura Crane) aims to showcase the latest research published in Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice in a way that is accessible, easy to understand and has real world relevance. The podcasts are aimed at a broad audience, including academics, researchers, students, clinicians, journalists, policy makers, individuals with autism and their families, and anyone interested in autism spectrum disorders.” Wiley brings out an awesome psychology app Is an overabundance of…

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