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Harsh Verbal Discipline Harmful To Children
2013-09-04 14:00:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many parents would never think of physically disciplining their child due to evidence indicating that it has a negative effect on their psychological well-being, they may resort to verbal discipline such as shouting, cursing or using insulting language. However, these types of verbal discipline could be just as damaging, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and the...

Fewer Women Are In Science Because They Have More Options
2013-03-20 09:13:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Having a greater number of career options rather than lack of ability, may help explain why fewer women than men pursue careers in math and science, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Although the gender gap in mathematics has narrowed in recent years, females are still less likely to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than their male peers. If...

Teachers, Parents Better Than Peers At  Keeping Teens Engaged In School
2012-03-23 07:36:05

Derek Walter for RedOrbit.com It turns out that not all teens are too cool for school. According to a recent University of Michigan study, it is parents and teachers, not teenage peers, which hold the most weight in what teenagers think about school and academic achievement. "We were surprised to find that most adolescents continue to be influenced greatly by their teachers and parents when it comes to school engagement," said Ming-Te Wang, the lead author of the study and a faculty...


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