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The Makings of a Memory Continue to Fascinate. Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants. Adderall and similar drugs are not hard to obtain at high school, many students say.

Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants

They can also be found online. “If you don’t give me the prescription,” Ms. Radulovic said the girl told her, “I’ll just get it from kids at school.” Keeping Everyone Happy Madeleine surveyed her schedule of five , field hockey and several other extracurricular activities and knew she could not handle it all. A Richer Life by Seeing the Glass Half Full. Yvetta Fedorova The definition of an optimist: Someone, like me, who plans to get more done than time permits.

A Richer Life by Seeing the Glass Half Full

Having failed to achieve the impossible, someone, like me, who is sure everything will somehow get done anyway. Big Bad Bully. No, it's not just boys being boys.

Big Bad Bully

It takes a special breed of person to cause pain to others. But the one most hurt by bullying is the bully himself—though that's not at first obvious and the effects worsen over the life cycle. Understanding Bullies and Bullying. Home > Psychology Articles > Psychology Articles > Understanding Bullies and Bullying.

Understanding Bullies and Bullying

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior. Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay. In recent years, Ted Haggard, an evangelical leader who preached that homosexuality was a sin, resigned after a scandal involving a former male prostitute; Larry Craig, a United States senator who opposed including sexual orientation in hate-crime legislation, was arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct in a men’s bathroom; and Glenn Murphy Jr., a leader of the Young Republican National Convention and an opponent of same-sex marriage, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after being accused of sexually assaulting another man.

Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay

Crisis to Suicide: How Many Have to Die Before We Kill the False Religion of Austerity? — Photo Credit: shutterstock April 16, 2012 | Like this article?

Crisis to Suicide: How Many Have to Die Before We Kill the False Religion of Austerity? —

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. If suicide is a measure of a society’s health, the Eurozone is getting sicker by the minute. A Ghastly Epidemic Before the 2007 global financial meltdown, suicides in European Union countries had fallen sharply among people under age 65. The Go-Nowhere Generation. Born to Not Get Bullied — www.nytimes. Robert Putnam - Bowling Alone - Journal of Democracy 6:1. Copyright © 1995 The National Endowment for Democracy and The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Robert Putnam - Bowling Alone - Journal of Democracy 6:1

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Journal of Democracy 6:1, Jan 1995, 65-78 As featured on National Public Radio, The New York Times, and in other major media, we offer this sold-out, much-discussed Journal of Democracy article by Robert Putnam, "Bowling Alone. " Robert D. An Interview with Robert Putnam. Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Books such as Habits of the Heart are not easy to summarize if at all.

Individualism and Commitment in American Life

This talk, though nothing new, provides a brief summary of some of the motifs of Habits. As a cultural analysis of American society, Habits pays close attention to the way people talk. While the authors recognize that there are serious structural problems-economic, social, political, and institutional-in American society, they argue that there is also a problem of language. American Society and Individualism. Creating the Good Society By Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez.

American Society and Individualism

Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky — Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory: Vygotsky is best known for being an educational psychologist with a sociocultural theory.

Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky —

This theory suggests that social interaction leads to continuous step-by-step changes in children's thought and behavior that can vary greatly from culture to culture(Woolfolk, 1998). Basically Vygotsky's theory suggests that development depends on interaction with people and the tools that the culture provides to help form their own view of the world. There are three ways a cultural tool can be passed from one individual to another. The first one is imitative learning, where one person tries to imitate or copy another. The Talent Society. The Art of Distraction. My 13-year-old son wandered into the street and said he’d like to have a go with the rope.

I handed it over, and he began to fling himself in all directions at once, crisscrossing his arms, hopping and tripping from foot to foot while doing a Cossack impression; then he did the whole thing backward, singing a Beatles song. It was moving and educational to be so instructed by one’s son. I hoped an opportunity for retribution would soon present itself. Building Self-Control, the American Way — www.nytimes.