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1704, 2017

The meta-analysis of research suggests that faster relocation to higher class helps high-ability students…

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especially with academic achievement.

The Effects of Acceleration on High-Ability Learners: A Meta-Analysis, Saiying Steenbergen-HuSidney M.Moon, Gifted Child Quarterly, Vol 55, Issue 1, pp. 39 – 53, First published date: October-20-2010, 10.1177/0016986210383155

1404, 2017

Research reveals significant reading delays for children exposed to airport noise.

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Children exposed to chronic loud noise also have higher blood pressure and stress hormones. They are less motivated to perform on challenging language tasks.

The Effects of the Physical Environment on Children’s Development“; Kimberly Kopko, Ph.D, Outreach-extension

1304, 2017

Children who are touched and hugged by their mothers are more relaxed and have calmer minds.

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The research has some serious limitations. The possible unknown factors are driving differences in amounts of touch and in the children’s brain development like genes.

Bigelow, A. E., Power, M., MacLellan-Peters, J., Alex, M., & McDonald, C. (2012). Effect of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact on postpartum depression and maternal physiological stress.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41, 369-382.

1204, 2017

Uncompleted goals are particularly likely to stay on your mind.

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Smit surveyed 103 employed people. He asked them to report which goals they completed and which goals they left unfinished at the close of each day. Before bed they reported on how much these goals had occupied their thoughts.

The incomplete goals intruded their minds more. If participants rated a goal as somewhat unimportant it wasn’t a problem.

This effect applied only to participants who were involved more in their job. Those who were less invested in their jobs were immune to the late night thought intrusions.

1104, 2017

Researchers recorded a fragment of speech from middle-aged women with rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer.

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Relationships|Tags: , |0 Comments

They found that those who swore in the company of other people had increased depression. What more, those same people also lost social support.

The study has its limitations, as the sample. Swearing by women has an adverse effect on their social support. Particularly, societal norms dictate that women shouldn’t swear. The same study performed with young men may produce another result.

Robbins, M., Focella, E., Kasle, S., López, A., Weihs, K., and Mehl, M. (2011). Naturalistically observed swearing, emotional support, and depressive symptoms in women coping with illness. Health Psychology DOI: 10.1037/a0023431

1004, 2017

Intelligence is connected with sperm quality

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Researchers found correlations between intelligence and sperm concentration, sperm count, and sperm motility. The sample consisted of 405 U.S. Army Veterans. Scientists took notice of age, body mass index, days of sexual abstinence, service in Vietnam, or use of alcohol or drugs.

Rosalind Arden, Linda Gottfredson, Intelligence and Semen Quality are Positively Correlated, Intelligence 37(3):277-282 · May 2009, DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2008.11.001


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