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Archive for January 2015

The advantages of Depression

Recent research suggests that despondency helps us think better – and contributes to increase attentiveness and enhanced problem solving ability. In an ingenious experiment Joe Forgas, professor of psychology at the University of New South Wales, placed a variety of trinkets, such as toy solders, plastic animals […]

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The Traumatised Mind

The word trauma comes from the Greek word meaning “to wound” or “to pierce”. Trauma is a kind of wounding. Sudden or outgoing catastrophic events can cause violence to the psyche, rendering the victim helpless and disturbed. Any life-threatening experience can cause a person to be traumatised. […]

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Cognitive impairment in children: a matter of memory or attention deficit?

The majority of children with poor working memory are slow to learn in the areas of reading, maths and science across both primary and secondary school years. The key issue is: Why? One theory is that learning difficulties faced by these children arise because they are unable […]

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The Power of Meditation

Paul Ekman at the University of California and Robert Levenson tested a Tibetan monk into the psychophysiology laboratory to assess his presence of mind. After being wired up to equipment sensitive to even the minutest fluctuations in autonomic function – muscle contraction, pulse rate, perspiration and skin […]

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The culture of relentless examinations and the impact on children.

Anyone who has been reading the educational press over the past decade will have read countless letters from teachers (often penned anonymously – presumable for fear of retribution) about the audit culture of relentless testing, examinations and over academic learning. The mainstream education system is not the […]

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