Archive | June, 2016


30 Jun

The more exercise, the better brain function for older adults. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(9), 19)


23 Jun

One in 68 children nationwide have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. This is an increase of around 30% since 2012. (Upfront. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 11)


20 Jun

Although there is a growing body of research showing that self-compassion is essential to well-being,there are beliefs that are prevalent in our culture that discourage it. These beliefs shame us because they translate self-compassion as self-pity, weak, complacent, egotistical, and selfish. (Neff, K. The 5 myths of self-compassion. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 32)


16 Jun

R. Schwartz: The primary obstacle to treating ourselves more kindly is the fact that most of us are addicted to self-criticism” (Facing our dark sides. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 19-23)


12 Jun

Sometimes the behavior of children can be quite alarming to their parents. It is helpful to remember that a child’s hold on impulse control and morality is in a developmental process. Especially under strong emotional arousal, the hold can slip away. Often in such circumstances problematic behaviors are not deliberate but the result of developmental immaturity. (Cohen, L. Don’t hit your sister. Psychotherapy Networker, 2015, 39(5), 15-17)

Teaching and Learning

9 Jun

A few principles for effective learning are practice, good feedback,& emotional well-being. Pursuing mastery rather a good performance grade is also important.(Clay, R. A. 20 key principles for teaching and learning. Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(8), 54-56)


5 Jun

Thousands of American kids, ages 8-18, are caregivers within their families with 72% caring for parents or grandparents and 11% for siblings. (Lu, S. Invisible caregivers. Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(8), 32-35)


2 Jun

Robert Ebert: Of the many imprisonments possible in our world,one of the worst must be to be inarticulate–to be unable to tell another person what you really feel.