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Prevalence of bullying and victimization among children in early elementary school: Do family and school neighbourhood socioeconomic status matter?

Jansen et al. BioMedCentral Abstract (provisional) Background Bullying and victimization are widespread phenomena in childhood and can have a serious impact on well-being. Children from families with a low socioeconomic background have an increased risk of this behaviour, but it … Continue reading

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The roar of the crowd

The Economist Crowdsourcing is transforming the science of psychology ACCORDING to Joseph Henrich and his colleagues at the University of British Columbia, most undergraduates are WEIRD. Those who teach them might well agree. But Dr Henrich did not intend the … Continue reading

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Preschool mental health checks

Jill Stark Sydney Morning Herald THREE-YEAR-OLDS will be screened for early signs of mental illness in a new federal government program that will consider behaviour such as sleeping with the light on, temper tantrums or extreme shyness as signs of … Continue reading

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Writing on the wall as bullies sign up to get a lesson

Source: SMH DELINQUENT students and their parents are being asked to sign written contracts promising to clean up the child’s behaviour under a discipline crackdown in the state’s 2240 public schools. Primary and secondary schools regularly draw up individual agreements … Continue reading

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How one man got away with mass fraud by saying ‘trust me, it’s science’

Source: NP When news broke this year that Diederik Stapel, a prominent Dutch social psychologist, was faking his results on dozens of experiments, the fallout was swift, brutal and global. Science and Nature, the world’s top chroniclers of science, were … Continue reading

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High school bullies risk their careers

AAP Sydney Morning Herald High school bullies will get knocked back from working at clubs across NSW under a new program targeting their career prospects. Clubs have joined local high schools in NSW’s Murray region to take a stand against … Continue reading

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Violent crimes committed by teenage girls have surged in NSW

Source: Daily Mail VIOLENT crimes committed by teenage girls have surged in NSW, with a 36 per cent increase in the past decade. Packs of girls, with members as young as 13, are mirroring the territorial behaviour of teenage boys … Continue reading

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Nudge theory trials ‘are working’ say officials

BBC News Trials suggest millions of pounds could be saved by using “nudge theory” about how people behave to encourage them to pay taxes and fines, officials say. Trials organised by a special government unit suggest so-called “nudge theory” could … Continue reading

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Study indicates finding a positive parental balance is key

Jamie Hanlon EurekAlert Wondering why your toddler is acting up? University of Alberta researcher Christina Rinaldi says it may be time to take a look at your parental style—and your partner’s. Rinaldi’s study, which appears in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, … Continue reading

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Orangutans show engineering skills when building nests

BBC News Orangutans show remarkably advanced engineering skills when making nests, researchers say. The researchers, led by scientists at the University of Manchester, followed and filmed the apes in the forests of Sumatra. The team also took orangutans’ nests apart … Continue reading

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