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  • October 27, 2008
  • 07:30 PM

Should you let your toddler watch TV?

by Dave Munger in Cognitive Daily

When Jimmy was around 18 months old, Greta and I were both in graduate school. I attended classes at night and Greta taught and worked in the lab during the day. In the late afternoon I'd drive into the city with Jimmy in the car seat, and we'd swap -- she'd drive back home and I'd go to class, taking the train back home when I was done.

At this point, Greta was extremely pregnant with Nora. She was exhausted at the end of her workday, but Jimmy had usually taken a nap in the car, so he was usu........ Read more »

  • October 22, 2008
  • 02:00 AM

Self-belief boosts problem solving success

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Success at mental arithmetic isn't purely a question of mathematical skill and knowledge - people's belief in their own ability, known as "self-efficacy", plays a key part too. Bobby Hoffman and Alexandru Spatariu who made the new finding say their research is the "first study that we know of to demonstrate the effect of self-efficacy on problem-solving efficiency when controlling for background knowledge."Hoffman and Spatariu tested the basic addition and multiplication abilities of 81 undergra........ Read more »

  • October 14, 2008
  • 06:38 AM

Happy Open Access Day !

by CxLxMx in cxlxmxrx

Today, October 14, is the first Open Access Day--a day devoted to broadening awareness and understanding of free and available information. Open Access Day is a joint venture of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and Students for Free Culture. In response to the call for synchroblogging, I've decided to direct some attention to the issue of open access in nursing.Although nursing research is promoted in BSN programs and as an ingredi........ Read more »

Don E. Detmer, Meryl Bloomrosen, Brian Raymond, & Paul Tang. (2008) Integrated personal health records: Transformative tools for consumer-centric care. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8(1), 45. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-8-45  

Carole A Estabrooks, Shannon Scott, Janet E Squires, Bonnie Stevens, Linda O'Brien-Pallas, Judy Watt-Watson, Joanne Profetto-McGrath, Kathy McGilton, Karen Golden-Biddle, Janice Lander.... (2008) Patterns of research utilization on patient care units. Implementation Science, 3(1), 31. DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-3-31  

Casida, J, & Pinto-Zipp, G. (2008) Leadership-Organizational Culture relationship in nursing units of acute care hospitals. Nursing Economic$, 26(1), 7-13.

  • October 9, 2008
  • 01:00 AM

Immigrant Children’s Educational Achievement in Western Countries: Origin, Destination, and Community Effects on Mathematical Performance

by Rense Nieuwenhuis in Curving Normality

How well do migrant's children fare in the schooling systems of the receiving countries? That has been the main question of sociologists Levels, Dronkers, and Kraaykamp. Using advanced statistical techniques on newly available (survey) data, they were able to improve upon existing research in the field of educational sociology in exiting ways.

The authors of the article -- recently published in American Sociological Review -- were able to take into account influences from both (characteristics ........ Read more »

  • September 24, 2008
  • 04:22 PM

Wow! How does that work?

by Professor Knupsky in The View from Carnegie 210

At Cognitive Group last Friday, we watched the TED Talk of Sir Ken Robinson. In that talk, Robinson raises concerns about whether our educational system is designed in a way that kills creativity. The group discussed several of Robinson's...... Read more »

Paul J. Silvia. (2008) Interest—The Curious Emotion. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(1), 57-60. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00548.x  

  • September 22, 2008
  • 02:00 AM

How ambitious mothers breed successful daughters

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

"I always knew our Karen would do well"... these words, so typical of a proud mother, have taken on profound significance following a new study by Eirini Flouri and Denise Hawkes at the Institute of Education in London. Their research shows that a mother's expectations about about her daughter's future educational attainment may actually affect that child's future success at work, as well as her sense of control in life.Flouri and Hawkes used data collected from 1,520 men and 1,765 women as part........ Read more »

  • September 7, 2008
  • 03:45 AM

Christ Church as it is: Creationist Credentials

by Jeremy Yoder in Denim and Tweed

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho's friendly neighborhood theocracy-in-embryo, which weds garden-variety Christian Right hypocrisy with creepy, racist Neo-Confederate overtones. Today, I'm going to have a look at the Christ Church-affiliated New Saint Andrews College.

NSA cultivates a reputation as the ivory tower's ivory tower - the curriculum includes lots of... Read more »

W. Godsoe, J.B. Yoder, C.I. Smith, & O. Pellmyr. (2008) Coevolution and Divergence in the Joshua Tree/Yucca Moth Mutualism. The American Naturalist, 171(6), 816-23. DOI: 10.1086/587757  

R. Gomulkiewicz, D.M. Drown, M.F. Dybdahl, W. Godsoe, S.L. Nuismer, K.M. Pepin, B.J. Ridenhour, C.I. Smith, & J.B. Yoder. (2007) Dos and don'ts of testing the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution. Heredity, 98(5), 249-58. DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800949  

J.B. Yoder, & B. Shneiderman. (2008) Science 2.0: Not So New?. Science, 320(5881), 1290-1. DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5881.1290  

  • August 21, 2008
  • 12:11 AM

How Clinical is Non-Clinical?

by Neural Outlaw in Neural Interface

So far in my budding career I've been involved in three psychology studies, all of which required the recruitment of non-clinical participants. Even before that, my psych undergraduate final-year project on schizophrenia was carried out by surveying non-clinical participants. For the benefit of lay readers, non-clinical participants refers to "normal" people who are recruited to take part in the study and are different to results gleaned from sufferers of psychosis, anxiety or oth........ Read more »

Idia B. Thurston, Jessica Curley, Sherecce Fields, Dimitra Kamboukos, Ariz Rojas, & Vicky Phares. (2008) How nonclinical are community samples?. Journal of Community Psychology, 36(4), 411-420. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20223  

  • June 3, 2008
  • 01:00 AM

More Education Decreases the Risk of Death

by Walter Jessen in Highlight HEALTH

Everyone knows that a good education is important for getting a good job. Now researchers are finding that being well-educated can lengthen your life. The study, published earlier this month in the journal PLoS ONE, finds that socioeconomic inequalities in the U.S. death rate between people with less than a high school education and college ... Read more »

Ahmedin Jemal, Elizabeth Ward, Robert Anderson, Taylor Murray, Michael Thun, & Thorkild Sorensen. (2008) Widening of Socioeconomic Inequalities in U.S. Death Rates, 1993–2001. PLoS ONE, 3(5). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002181  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

STSE Education Research

by Jack Hassard in The Art of Teaching Science

Review of research on Science, Technology, Society, Environmental Education research... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

About connecting the dots

by Eugenio Maria Battaglia in Science to Grok

A couple of years ago, I read Kary Mullis’s autobiography "Dancing Naked in the Mind Field" , and it shaped my life in some aspects. Kary, with his eccentric mood, shows that as one of the major properties required by the new notion "disruptive innovation", intuitive minds are gradually becoming the leading power of intelligence revolution. People who manage to ace merely the exams are predictably swept out.

In my first year as an undergraduate student, I was surroun........ Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

...How to Fix Science

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

(Part 2/2) However, we can fix science. [Infographic]... Read more »

Alberts, B., Kirschner, M., Tilghman, S., & Varmus, H. (2014) Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(16), 5773-5777. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1404402111  

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