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The eyes reveal more than we might think — research findings from Psychological Science

Anna Mikulak EurekAlert Our eyes don’t just take in the world around us, they can also reflect our emotional state, influence our memories, and provide clues about the way we think. Here is some of the latest research from the … Continue reading

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Schools ban children making best friends

Harry Hawkins The Sun TEACHERS are banning schoolkids from having best pals — so they don’t get upset by fall-outs. Instead, the primary pupils are being encouraged to play in large groups. Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has … Continue reading

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Feeling and Thinking of Others: Affective and Cognitive Empathy and Emotion Comprehension in Prosocial/Hostile Preschoolers

Carmen Belacchi & Eleonora Farina Wiley Online This study aims at investigating the affective and cognitive components of empathy in relation to both emotion comprehension and prosocial/hostile behaviors in preschoolers. A total of 219 children (54% boys; aged between 3 … Continue reading

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Computers are ‘wrecking children’s reading skills as they abandon library books’

Sophie Borland Daily Mail Book borrowing from libraries has fallen as computer use has increased Computer games are harming children’s reading,  researchers warned last night. They found that the reading ability of nine and ten-year-olds has slumped in countries where … Continue reading

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Children, 4, ‘to be fingerprinted to borrow school books from library’

Source: Telegraph Students in Manchester are having their thumbprints digitally transformed into electronic codes, which can then be recognised by a computer program. Under the scheme, pupils swipe a bar code inside the book they want borrow then press their … Continue reading

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‘Shy’ children at risk of being diagnosed with mental disorder

Source: Telegraph Children who are merely shy or sad are at risk of being diagnosed with mental disorders and given powerful drugs, experts warn. Psychologists say that new guidelines being developed in America will lead more young people seeing their … Continue reading

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The X-rated alternative to inadequate sex education

Source: TES New research suggests pupils look to pornography for answers It involves anal sex as a matter of course. It can include images of women being choked or gagged. It is not uncommon for it to feature an ambiguous … Continue reading

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School turns heating off to ‘save planet’

Source: Sun A HEADTEACHER got a roasting yesterday for turning the school heating OFF on one of the coldest days of the year — to save the planet. Pupils shivered in coats, hats and scarves as temperatures fell to just … Continue reading

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Toilet paper restrictions imposed on schoolchildren in Spain in latest austerity cuts

Source: Telegraph The northeastern region has been ordered to rein in its deficit and has embarked on a series of stringent austerity cuts. The latest edict issued by the region’s ministry of education instructs state schools to cut “excessive consumption” … Continue reading

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