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Slow to Mature, Quick to Distract: ADHD Brain Study Finds Slower Development of Key Connections

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A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without.

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Reacting to Personal Setbacks: Do You Bounce Back or Give Up?

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Sometimes when people get upsetting news – such as a failing exam grade or a negative job review – they decide instantly to do better the next time. In other situations that are equally disappointing, the same people may feel inclined to just give up. How can similar setbacks produce such different reactions? It may come down to how much control we feel we have over what happened, according to new research from Rutgers University-Newark. The study, published in the journal Neuron, also finds that when these setbacks occur, the level of control we perceive may even determine which of two distinct parts of the brain will handle the crisis.

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Drug Therapies and Parent Training Help Children with ADHD and Severe Aggression

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Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious behavioral problems in children, according to a study conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Analysis Finds Waiting for 'Superman' Director Cloaks Political Motivations with Rhetoric

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A doctoral student of English at the University of Arkansas, argues that the director of the charter school documentary Waiting for "Superman" uses conservative rhetoric to influence liberal audiences.

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Students Enrolled in IB Early Education Receive Strong Academic Foundation That Supports School ‘Readiness’

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As increasing evidence continues to make the case for high-quality early education, the International Baccalaureate (IB) has focused its most recent research efforts toward investigating the processes and outcomes of pre-school students enrolled in its Primary Years Programme (PYP), available in schools worldwide for children aged 3–6 years old. A new study examined four early years programmes to provide both qualitative data and quantitative data from literacy and developmental assessments and classroom interview and observation.

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Cellphone Addiction Harming Academic Performance Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility’

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Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

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Student Debt Growing, Number of University Financial Education Programs Still Deficient

Kansas State University financial planner finds most universities are lacking a financial education program. She outlines the different types of successful programs and how to get started.

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How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed and Stay in School

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Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. An Iowa State University professor says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student achievement.

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Learning by Watching, Toddlers Show Intuitive Understanding of Probability

Most people know children learn many skills simply by watching people around them. Without explicit instructions youngsters know to do things like press a button to operate the television and twist a knob to open a door. Now researchers have taken this further, finding that children as young as age 2 intuitively use mathematical concepts such as probability to help make sense of the world around them.

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Home Sweet Home: Does Where You Live Impact Student Success?

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Where you live doesn’t have to determine your school success, according to a recent study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology. Instead, your working memory—your ability to remember and process information—is a much better predictor of learning outcomes.

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