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A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Can Animals Think Abstractly?

In her January <i>Scientific American</i> piece titled "What Animals Know about Where Babies Come From,"anthropologist Holly Dunsworth makes a convincing case that despite popular assumptions to the contrary, animals generally — and our closest living relatives, the great apes, specifically — don't …

University of Pennsylvania

When Are You Really an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?<p>It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.” After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the …

Do Babies Know When They're Skyping?

Grandparents, take heart! Research suggests your little dumplings know they're interacting with you in a way that's more profound than watching Sesame Street.<p>Long before most babies toddle or talk, they begin to make sophisticated inferences about the world around them. By as young as 3 months old, …

Decade Of Change For College Students: Less Religious, More Diverse And Lonely

America's college students have become less religious, more stressed and overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality over the past decade. Campus life has grown more complicated, with soaring complaints of sexual violence and students so captivated by social media that they're hanging out less …

Why LGBT Adolescents Are Still More Likely To Face Bullying, Including Social Exclusion And Physical Harm

By Andrew M. Seaman<p>(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are more likely to be bullied and victimized throughout elementary and high school than heterosexual students, according to new research.<p>"Bullying in general - as has been reported by others - decreases as kids go …

The Question Formulation Technique in Action

Peer support, like peer pressure, has a big effect on adolescent attitudes

<b>THE QUESTION</b> Adolescents often worry about being judged by their peers. How might their perception of how others see them affect their reaction to a setback?<p><b>THIS STUDY</b> involved 247 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, 11 to 15 years old, who were randomly assigned to one of three groups, with all …

The Perils of Adolescence

Adolescence is a perilous time of life. It’s a time of heightened risk taking—reckless driving, risky sex, excessive drug and alcohol use. For …

Is Texting Good For Adolescents?

(Photo: IntelFreePress)<p>The short answer is yes, at least if the goal is to develop more offline friendships. That is the argument of <b>Maria Koutamanis</b> …

Sexual health of adolescent girls: learning how to listen

In Tanzania's remote Newala District, adolescent girls are met with unwanted sexual advances on their way to the neighbours' house, to the water well, to the store. They often feel forced to give in. Sometimes, they're raped. Girls are even scared to go to school because, they say, some teachers …

What Teens Learn by Overcoming Challenges

Today's research in adolescent development validates a statement made over 100 years ago by the great African American educator, Booker T. …

Teens

Tips For A Successful High School Relationship

It seems as though every teenager in today's age is always looking for love. As a senior in a public high school, and as a person that has spent almost 12 years of my life in the public school system, I can confidently make that statement. Not everyone is looking, but 99 percent of kids are.<p>It has …

Social media affecting teens' concepts of friendship, intimacy

Social media is affecting the way kids look at friendship and intimacy, according to researchers.<p>The typical teenager has 300 Facebook friends and 79 …

Social Media