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Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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Are educators showing a ‘positive bias’ to minority students?

Carla Capizzi EurekAlert And keeping them from doing their best? Remember that teacher you grumbled about back in your school days, the really tough one who made you work so hard, insisted you could do better, and made you sweat … Continue reading

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Personality, habits of thought and gender influence how we remember

Diana Yates EurekAlert CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — We all have them – positive memories of personal events that are a delight to recall, and painful recollections that we would rather forget. A new study reveals that what we do with our … Continue reading

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Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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Recent generations focus more on fame, money than giving back

Audrey Hamilton EurekAlert Young adults less interested in community issues, politics and environment, finds new research. WASHINGTON – The times are changing, and not necessarily for the better when it comes to giving back to society, according to 40 years … Continue reading

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Decision-Making Under Stress: The Brain Remembers Rewards, Forgets Punishments

Maia Szalavitz Time If you’re trying to make an important decision while the baby is crying, the boss is shouting on the phone and the cat has chosen this moment to think outside the box, you might want to take … Continue reading

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