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Classroom Intervention Can Help Shy Children Learn

Classroom Intervention Can Help Shy Children Learn

New York University A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical...

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2014-09-12 04:27:16

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What you say and do on social media can be used by other people to accurately determine your personality traits, even if those individuals don’t know you personally, University of Kansas (KU) researchers report in the September 2014 edition of the journal New Media & Society. Study authors Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor of communication studies at KU, doctoral candidate Natalie Pennington, and former Kansas doctoral...

2014-06-30 16:24:06

SACREMENTO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "By ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court affirmed the distinct God-given right of conscience and religious freedom, which empowers the individual to embrace life, advance liberty and pursue happiness without having to sacrifice faith or conscience on the altar of expediency. For that matter, I do believe that while this outcome validates this fundamental right, the many threats in both culture and society make...

2014-06-24 23:11:40

In response to the growing popularity of personality quizzes on social media, behavioral analysts at PeopleKeys have reached out to young people to show them how personality tests can be used for more serious real-world applications. Boardman, OH (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 In the first week of June alone, Buzzfeed published 15 different personality tests in the span of 24 hours. Their quizzes have virtually taken over social media sites like Facebook, showing that personality tests are more...

2014-05-30 23:01:00

PeopleKeys plans to explore the central role that values and individual thinking style plays in behavior, teamwork, and decision-making in a live TEAMS and Values webinar set to air at 1pm EST on June 13th. Boardman, Ohio (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Most likely, it won’t surprise you to learn that your personality can have a significant effect on your life. You might be astonished, however, by how far-reaching these effects can be. From major decisions such as the career you pursue to smaller...

Chimpanzees Show Similar Personality Traits To Humans
2014-05-07 03:38:57

Georgia State University Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. The research also shows some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the biological sex of the individual chimpanzee. "Our work also demonstrates the promise of using chimpanzee models to investigate the neurobiology of personality...

2014-05-06 23:03:38

Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. The research also shows some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the...

Happiness Comes From Extroversion In Any Culture
2014-04-15 10:24:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Western cultures consider being extroverted as a desirable quality associated with happiness, but what about other cultures that tend to prize close-knit relationships and group dynamics? According to a new large international study published in the Journal of Research in Personality, acting outgoing and outwardly happy makes a person feel happy – regardless of culture. "We are not the first to show that being more extroverted in...

2014-03-29 23:02:00

On April 11th at 1pm EST, PeopleKeys will present a live one-hour webinar that applies DISC theories of human behavior to home and family life. Boardman, Ohio (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Though “behavioral analysis” sounds like a process that belongs in a laboratory, it’s actually a technique that major companies have been using in the field for decades. Behavioral analysis is a method of understanding and predicting human behavior, and is used in the corporate world for everything from...

Happy Marriage In Older Couples Often Depends On Husband's Positive Attitude
2014-03-15 06:50:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study from University of Chicago researchers, older couples rely on a husband’s health and attitude when it comes to being happy. Researchers found that a husband’s agreeable personality and good health are crucial in preventing conflict among older couples that have been together for a long time. “Wives report more conflict if their husband is in poor health,”, James Iveniuk, PhD candidate in the Department...

Personality Shapes How Much Kids Will Want In Their Cereal Bowl
2013-11-26 06:10:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While research published earlier this month found that bigger bowls tend to make children want larger portions of food, a new study suggests that some youngsters may be more susceptible to the phenomenon than others. In fact, investigators from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab report that kids respond differently to environmental cues, such as plate and bowl size, based on whether they are introverted or extroverted in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'