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Wichita State University Professor Co-Authors Third Book in Personal Development Series

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Ray Hull, professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University, understands that the ability to learn is imperative for every person seeking a goal. This is why he included "The Art of Learning and Self-Development" in the personal development series that he co-authors with New York Times best-selling author Jim Stovall.

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social withdrawal, solitude, avoidance behavior, Thoreau, Behavioral, Creativity, Shyness, unsociability, Merton

Study: Non-Fearful Social Withdrawal Linked Positively to Creativity

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Everyone needs an occasional break, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy and there is growing evidence that the psychosocial effects of too much solitude can last a lifetime. But newly published research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental. In fact, the research findings published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences suggest that one form of social withdrawal, referred to as unsociability, is not only unrelated to negative outcomes, but linked positively to creativity.

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New Approach to Studying Chromosomes’ Centers May Reveal Link to Down Syndrome and More

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A PCR-based approach to a frontier of the human genome -- the centromere -- could speed discovery in chromosome-based diseases and birth defects.

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ADHD, Attention Deficit And Hyperactivity Disorder, Education, Elementary Education, Teaching, Learning strategies, Psychology, Child Psychology, Curriculum, Instruction, Academic Performance, Kentucky

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive in the Classroom

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Nearly 15 percent of Kentucky children are currently diagnosed with ADHD, the highest rate in the nation. While medicine alone doesn't necessarily lead to improved academic performance in the long run, a new intervention developed by UK professors is aiming to do just that.

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High Cognitive Ability Not a Safeguard From Conspiracies, Paranormal Beliefs

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A University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena.

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University of Vienna, Alice Auersperg, Cornelia Habl, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Goffin cockatoo, NUT, tool-use, cognitive biologists, Parrot

The Key to a Nut

The Goffin's cockatoo is not a specialised tool user in the wild but has shown the capacity to invent and use different types of tools in captivity. Now cognitive biologists from the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna tested these parrots in a tool use task, requiring the birds to move objects in relation to a surface. The animals had to choose the correct "key" to insert into a "keyhole" in a box, aligning its shape to the shape of a surface cutout inside the box during insertion. The parrots were not only able to select the correct key but also required fewer placement attempts to align simple shapes than primates in a similar study.

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Visual Intelligence Is Not the Same as IQ

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The first study of individual variation in visual ability has shown that there is a broad range of differences in people’s capability for recognizing and remembering novel objects and has determined that these variations are not associated with individuals’ general intelligence, or IQ.

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Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students

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Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically. A new Iowa State study found as dual-language learners gained English proficiency, they had significant growth in cognitive and academic development, eventually outperforming students who only spoke English.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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afterschool programs, Afterschool, After School Programs, NYU Steinhardt, NYU Institute for Human Development and Social Change

Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.







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