Monthly Archives: December 2013

Does Head Start Work? Two Perspectives based on Psychology

No By Rebecca Bendheim When it comes to government programs, people love to argue. Grumpy citizens delight in fighting over why this program didn’t work because this politician made this mistake and wasted this much of their hard-earned money. What … Continue reading

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Parenting

By Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe and Nicole Goren Parenting styles can vary greatly. As we have seen from personal experience, and read about in class, it is very obvious hat there are many different and successful ways of raising a child. Parenting … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence: Smartness of Feelings?

By Ali Boone and Hannah Laskey Within the past couple of decades psychology research has skyrocketed in emotional development during childhood. In our world today emotions can be referred to as a sensitive subject, most often associated with “feelings.” However, … Continue reading

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Instilling Self-Esteem in Children

By Meredith Ross and Allison Hall With just three seconds left on the clock, and down by two-points, Sean takes a final shot from just outside the three-point line. Right as the buzzer goes off, the ball bounces back and … Continue reading

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To Condition the Child

Jacob Lee and Matthew Snodgress There is no one individual who influences the development of a child more than the parent. Every aspect of the child’s progression through life, beginning  with their genetic makeup, is greatly influenced, if not completely … Continue reading

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How to Make the Most of Your Pregnancy for You and Your Child: A Simple Guide to Ensuring Proper Pre-Natal Development

By Josh Landau and Ernie Roth Although your child has yet to be born, your pregnancy can be a pivotal time in the life of your newborn. Some mothers even start planning for pregnancy years in advance to make sure … Continue reading

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Language Acquisition and its Brain Function

By: Morgan Hecker and Kevin Humphrey Five tips for parents to assist language development: 1. Talk about anything and everything. Narrate your activities to your child. Talk about what they are eating, where you are going, what they are doing, … Continue reading

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Parenting Today

By: S. Hall and Annie Burch Intro: Psychology professionals, pioneered by Diana Baumrind, generally recognize four parenting styles. They are: permissive, authoritative, rejecting-neglecting, and authoritarian (Siegler et al, 2011).  Parenting styles are defined by Siegler (2011) as “parenting behaviors and … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Pregnancy: A Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Birth a Healthy Baby

By Cliff Gelb and Ethan Leibowitz Introduction There are millions of behaviors and activities that we participate in every day. Usually, these activities have an effect only on the person who does the action, but a pregnant woman must realize … Continue reading

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Developing a strong, beneficial relationship with your child

By Kayla Gordon and Nina Loy It has been shown that the relationships infants develop early on in life have lasting effects on their identity and behavior. Research completed by Harry Harlow and his colleagues has indicated that the relationship … Continue reading

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