Research has told us that school disciplinary practices lead to juvenile justice interventions, and that both school exclusion and juvenile justice intervention lead to adversities like drug use in adolescence and adulthood. Yet it’s unclear which form of intervention—being suspended […]
***Reposted with permission from McLean Hospital*** In a new paper published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist, McLean Hospital’s Laura Germine, PhD, and her colleagues describe the many ways in which cognitive tests conducted with computers and smartphones might improve upon traditional […]
*** Reposted with permission from Manchester Metropolitan University*** Study recommends more support when scanning used by retailers Whole-body scanning can change men’s body image, and while it may help them adopt a more healthy lifestyle, care should be taken about […]
*Posted with permission of the University of New South Wales Sydney* Disturbing imagery disrupts perception, but not as much among violent video game players, research published in Visual Cognition shows. People who frequently play violent video games are more immune to […]
*Reposted with permission from the University of California, Davis.* Entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but boosts memory performance. That’s according to new research from the Center for Neuroscience at […]
Therapy assisted by a dog could be more effective than standard speech and language therapy for children with communication impairments, suggests a new study published in the journal Anthrozoös. The study found children with the condition developmental dysphasia, which affects […]
In a global climate of increasing complexity and uncertainty, there have been calls for a more responsible form of leadership in business and society. The relationship between kindness and leadership is therefore a topic of fundamental importance for our well-being […]
Universities teach it to future educators, consultants claim to impart new methods in it, and there are regular panics that it's not being done well enough.
What impact do evolving technologies have on the way our children's minds develop? This is a fundamental concern for parents, teachers and practitioners. How we develop so we can think, perceive, remember, talk, reason and learn is a central topic in psychology. It is a field that sees constant new research, including the correlation between children and screen time, and how this will affect their future selves.
Through the new science of epigenetics (how genes and the environment interact) we now know that a genetic predisposition to ADHD can be changed—and made better or worse—by a child's experiences.
Epigenetics is a fascinating, cutting-edge area of science with major implications for ADHD treatment, as well as many other mental health conditions. If you are planning any upcoming stories on this topic, I hope you will consider using Dr. Nigg as a resource.