Daily Archives: March 26, 2018

What would school be like if Albert Einstein was your principal?

It is often claimed that Einstein was a poor student who flunked math. This old story is false and Albert laughed after hearing about it. In fact, he had mastered calculus by high school and was able to understand the … Continue reading

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Logic arrives before words for human babies

When you think logically to figure something out, do you think in words? Most of us do. For many, there’s a constant conversation going on in our minds: commentary, queries, and personal deliberations that rarely cease. But here’s an interesting … Continue reading

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At what age do kids recognise fairness?

Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgments on the anti-social behavior of others. A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Matti Wilks found that older kids (aged 7–8), but … Continue reading

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Developmental psychology: Friendship wins out over fairness

When children decide to share, the giver’s relationships with the pool of recipients determine who gets how much. They will give more to a wealthy friend than to a needy stranger – at least in cases where wealth is measured … Continue reading

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We start caring about our reputations as early as kindergarten

Kindergarteners don’t use social media, but they do care about their public image. Research suggests that by the time kids go to elementary school, they’re thinking critically about their reputation. In a Review published on March 20 in the journal … Continue reading

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