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The Adapted Mind Of An Evolutionary Psychologist. A Conversation With Debra Lieberman. Debra Lieberman is part of the 2nd generation of evolutionary psychologists.

The Adapted Mind Of An Evolutionary Psychologist. A Conversation With Debra Lieberman

I’m proud to have introduced her to evolutionary thinking when she was an undergraduate student at Binghamton University, when I was still teaching a single course on Evolution and Human Behavior and before I helped to start EvoS, Binghamton University’s campus-wide evolutionary studies program. She obtained her PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara with Leda Cosmides and John Tooby as her mentors. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami in Florida. Close Quarters.

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge: By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little: By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more: With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty: A master's degree deepens that specialty: Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

Hunting down my son's killer. Normal Aside from severe jaundice, Bertrand was normal at birth.

Hunting down my son's killer

For two months, he developed normally. At three months, his development had slowed, but it was "within normal variations. " By six months, he had little to no motor control. A Parent’s Guide to School Shootings. I walked into the high school wearing two guns and a bullet resistant vest. I had a rifle, six spare magazines, and a ballistic helmet stashed close by in my car. It was Wednesday, April 21st 1999, the day after what had been the worst school shooting in United States history.

You're not the only loser when taking Social Security early. Taking retirement benefits early doesn’t just give you lower benefits; it also reduces total lifetime benefits for your survivors.

You're not the only loser when taking Social Security early

Photo by Funstock/iStock 360 via Getty Images. For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II. Matters of the Heart. The statistics · Life in care · Who Cares Trust. It's by no means a given, but children who spend time in the care system are less likely than other children to achieve academic success or benefit from stable relationships.

The statistics · Life in care · Who Cares Trust

They are more likely to have problems with crime, drugs and mental health than their peers. Three Ways to Find Happiness on Facebook. Can Facebook make your child happy—or will it just lead to loneliness, as this Atlantic article-gone-viral suggests?

Three Ways to Find Happiness on Facebook

According to some interesting research, social media arguably can make us feel more connected and less lonely. Alternately, it can make us feel more isolated and depressed, and for kids, lead to what Erik Erikson posed as the critical psychological danger in pre-adolescence: “an excessive feeling of inadequacy and inferiority,”* a risk for tweeners heightened by social media exposure. Thanksgiving: All Grown Up and Nowhere To Go. Once a young person turns 18 and leaves the foster care system, they should be ready to do what other young adults do–go to college or get a job, right?

Thanksgiving: All Grown Up and Nowhere To Go

The Chafee Foster Care Independence Program assists youth by providing assistance in achieving self-sufficiency after leaving foster care. Through supports such as the Educational and Training Vouchers Program (ETV), former foster youth can receive financial assistance with college expenses. Research has shown that the foster care population generally has poor outcomes as they transition to adulthood. The Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth found that former foster youth experienced significant challenges including high rates of homelessness, incarceration, and unemployment. As recently as a decade ago, college was not an option for most young adults leaving the foster care program. Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid) Amy Murray is the director of early childhood education at the Calgary French & International School in Canada.

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

The following post, which appeared on her blog, Miss Night’s Marbles and which I am republishing with her permission, is a powerful open letter directed to parents about THAT kid, the one other kids go home and talk about, the one who is violent, curses and gets angry in class, the one who parents worry will hurt, disrupt and perhaps influence their own children. Murray is also the co-founder of #Kinderchat (www.kinderchat.net), a twitter-based global community for educators of young children.

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If It's Difficult to Pronounce, It Must Be Risky. Family Matters. Family Matters. Human Condition. Ethos of Us. Director, scholar and broadcaster… Ask A Physicist To Speak At Your Funeral. Kim's Counseling Corner - Childhood, Parenthood, and Everything In Between : Kim's Counseling Corner. Inequality and the American Child by Joseph E. Stiglitz. NEW YORK – Children, it has long been recognized, are a special group.

Inequality and the American Child by Joseph E. Stiglitz

They do not choose their parents, let alone the broader conditions into which they are born. They do not have the same abilities as adults to protect or care for themselves. That is why the League of Nations approved the Geneva Declaration on the Rights of the Child in 1924, and why the international community adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Sadly, the United States is not living up to its obligations. Generations Around the Globe. By Tammy Erickson | 8:50 AM April 4, 2011 Geography significantly influences the formation of generational beliefs and behavior.

Generations Around the Globe

Each country’s unique social, political, and economic events shape specific views and attitudes among today’s adults. Western generational models cannot be applied broadly to a global workforce. My latest research builds on an approach of understanding the generations by looking at the shared formative events that shaped their early years. Friends Resemble Each Other Genetically. An analysis of nearly 1.5 million gene markers found that friends who aren’t biologically related resemble each other genetically -- about as much as "kissing cousins. " “Looking across the whole genome,” James Fowler from University of California, San Diego, says in a news release, “we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends. We have more DNA in common with the people we pick as friends than we do with strangers in the same population.” He and Nicholas Christakis of Yale conducted a genome-wide analysis using data from the Framingham Heart Study, which monitored heart disease in thousands of people and their children over decades.

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