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Economics / Business - Pedagogy - 15.08.2011
Beauty Impacts Hiring, Salaries and Profits
The best looking people earn an extra $250,000, on average, during their careers than the least attractive people and are more likely to remain employed, get promoted and even secure loans, according to a new book economist Daniel Hamermesh.

Pedagogy - 28.07.2011
Corporal discipline stunts children’s ability to learn
(07/28/2011) —Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse than those in a school that relied on milder disciplinary measures such as time-outs, according to research conducted by a professor in the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development and Canadian colleagues.

Pedagogy - 26.07.2011
Spare the rod and develop the child
Study suggests non-corporal discipline aids children's executive-functioning ability Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving 'executive functioning' ' psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking, and delaying gratification ' than those in a school relying on milder disciplinary measures such as time-outs, according to a new study involving two private schools in a West African country.

Pedagogy - 14.07.2011
Bilingualism appears to boost young children's mental abilities, study reports
Bilingualism appears to boost young children’s mental abilities, study reports
When young children learn a second language, it strengthens their ability to pay attention to the right stuff, reports a new Cornell study. "Our study showed that bilingualism in young children strengthens what is known as executive attention, which helps orient individuals in the sea of information coming in," said Sujin Yang, Ph.D.

Pedagogy - 14.07.2011
Memory Works Differently in the Age of Google
The rise of Internet search engines like Google has changed the way our brain remembers information, according to research by Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow published July 14 in Science . "Since the advent of search engines, we are reorganizing the way we remember things," said Sparrow.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 06.07.2011
Children who seldom smile, laugh or hug a parent might be at risk for depression
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A new study from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh shows that even if a child isn't crying, frowning or displaying other negative emotions on a consistent basis, another warning sign is when a child shows fewer positive displays, like hugging a parent or smiling and laughing.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 30.06.2011
Don’t show, don’t tell?
Cognitive scientists find that when teaching young children, there is a trade-off between direct instruction and independent exploration. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Suppose someone showed you a novel gadget and told you, 'Here's how it works,? while demonstrating a single function, such as pushing a button.

Pedagogy - Law - 16.06.2011
Shared parenting legislation not in the interests of children?
Shared parenting legislation not in the interests of children?
Proposed legislation to introduce and enforce a presumption of shared parenting time for separating couples is not in the interests of children, according to a briefing paper published by the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. The term 'shared parenting' has no legal status but generally refers to a child spending an equal amount of time with each parent.

Pedagogy - Mathematics - 14.06.2011
Learning to count not as easy as 1, 2, 3
Preschool children seem to grasp the true concept of counting only if they are taught to understand the number value of groups of objects greater than three, research at the University of Chicago shows. "We think that seeing that there are three objects doesn't have to involve counting. It's only when children go beyond three that counting is necessary to determine how many objects there are," said Elizabeth Gunderson, a UChicago graduate student in psychology.

Pedagogy - Environment - 02.06.2011
Census shows significant increase in Wisconsin’s single-father households
The number of single-father households in Wisconsin is increasing, according to Census 2010 figures released in mid-May. The census data show the number of households with children under age 18 headed by single fathers has risen by 35.2 percent since 2000. The largest growth among family households in the state was reported for single-father households with children.

Health - Pedagogy - 16.05.2011
Sleepiness in children linked to obesity, asthma
Hershey, Pa. Obese, asthmatic, anxious or depressed children are more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, or EDS, according to Penn State College of Medicine sleep researchers. "Although EDS in children is commonly assumed by physicians and the public to be the result of sleep-disordered breathing or inadequate sleep, our data suggest that EDS in young children is more strongly associated with obesity and mood issues as it is in adults," said Edward Bixler, professor of psychiatry and vice chair of research at the Sleep Research and Treatment Center.

Pedagogy - 25.04.2011
Child abuse risk tied to type, degree of disability, study finds
A groundbreaking new study by Jesse Helton, a faculty member in the Children and Family Research Center in the School of Social Work, indicates that the risk and degree of physical abuse varies according to the child's type and level of disability - and those at greatest risk of maltreatment may be those with average functioning or only mild impairments.

Health - Pedagogy - 20.04.2011
Kids' screen time a predictor of future health problems
Kids’ screen time a predictor of future health problems
In a world-first study University of Sydney researchers have found six-year-olds who spent the most time watching television had narrower arteries in the back of their eyes, increasing their chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in later life. The study, reported this week in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association , showed the increased health risks from each hour a day of television was similar to that associated with an increase of 10 mm HG in systolic blood pressure, researchers said.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 14.04.2011
Geneticist solves airport baby riddle
A University researcher has helped a man abandoned at birth in Gatwick airport to trace his genetic roots. Dr Jim Wilson, of the Centre for Population Health Sciences, analysed the man's to identify where his parents may have come from. Steve Hydes, now 25, was found as a ten day old baby on the floor of a ladies toilet in Gatwick airport.

Economics / Business - Pedagogy - 07.04.2011
Unseen Economic Progress Among Mexican Americans, University of Texas at Austin Study Reveals
AUSTIN, Texas — Later-generation Mexican Americans are making more economic progress than previous studies show, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado, Denver. The study, conducted by Stephen Trejo , associate professor of economics and associate director of the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and Brian Duncan, associate professor of economics at the University of Colorado, Denver, is published in the April issue of the Journal of Labor Economics .

Pedagogy - Economics / Business - 14.03.2011
Breastfed children do better at school
Breastfed children do better at school
Science 14 Mar 11 Researchers have shown that breastfeeding causes children to do better at school. The research conducted by Oxford University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex University, found that as little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a newborn baby has a significant effect on brain development, which persists until the child is at least 14 years old.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 08.02.2011
Noisy youngsters pay the ultimate price
Noisy youngsters pay the ultimate price
Babies crying with hunger may attract annoyed looks from bystanders, but in the bird world noisily crying nestlings are likely to pay the ultimate price, according to the authors of a new study from The Australian National University. The study, conducted by PhD researcher Tonya Haff and Professor Robert Magrath of the Research School of Biology at ANU, shows that in the bird world nestlings who noisily beg for food will attract predators.

Pedagogy - 26.01.2011
Mothering styles can predict adult relationships, study says
Mothering styles can predict adult relationships, study says
Anxious about the stability of your relationship with your romantic partner? Uncomfortable relying on a friend? It could be because of how your mother treated you as a toddler, reports a new Cornell study that finds that such treatment can predict your experiences in these adult relationships. That's the finding of Vivian Zayas '94, assistant professor of psychology, whose study is published online by Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 19.01.2011
Dangerous environments 'make parents more caring'
Dangerous environments 'make parents more caring'
Science 19 Jan 11 Changes in the environment that put the lives of adults at risk drive parents to invest more in caring for their offspring, scientists have found. The new research, led by Oxford University scientists, examined how the mortality rates of parents and offspring and the fertility of adults influence the evolution of how much parents care for and feed their young.

Health - Pedagogy - 06.12.2010
Breaking down barriers in child mental health
Breaking down barriers in child mental health
PA345 /10 Parents face many barriers in seeking help for their child's mental health problems, according to new research led by experts in psychiatry at The University of Nottingham. The study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that parents are often deterred from asking for professional help for their child because of embarrassment, stigma and the fear of their child being 'labelled'.
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