Monthly Archives: December 2018

Evolution and the Human Mind: Modularity, Language and Meta-Cognition

This book is the end result of an interdisciplinary project organized by the University of Sheffield. They selected a distinguished group of scientists and philosophers and brought them together for a series of workshops and a final conference. The intention … Continue reading

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Just one sleepless night can tell your body to start storing fat

Sleep is one of those physiological necessities that continues to puzzle researchers. But a new study illuminates how missing one single night of sleep can initiate a series of physiological changes, and not necessarily for the better. If you have ever … Continue reading

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For high-ability students it can be lonely at the top

Gifted children feel separate them from their peers. At worst, they develop social problems and drop out of school, and they rarely receive help. Special educator Jørgen Smedsrud has long been interested in high-ability children. He recently delivered his doctoral dissertation … Continue reading

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How sleep washes away our worries

Lots of us have experienced the turmoil of worrying thoughts creeping in after we go to bed at night. What did I actually tell my friend about her husband tonight? Was she a little offended? And was that look from my … Continue reading

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Moral Psychology: Empirical Approaches

Moral psychology investigates human functioning in moral contexts and asks how these results may impact the debate in ethical theory. This work is necessarily interdisciplinary, drawing on both the empirical resources of the human sciences and the conceptual resources of … Continue reading

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The role of motivation on creativity at school

The present study used a latent variable modeling approach to investigate the influence of motivation on creative achievement in different environments. This was used in conjunction and interaction with other creativity-related predictors, such as openness to new experience and response … Continue reading

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Relations between Parenting and Adolescents’ Academic Functioning

We investigated whether and how adolescents’ perceived parental psychological control and autonomy support influence their maladaptive academic functioning through their achievement goal orientations. Participants were 845 tenth-grade students (447 boys, Mage = 15.20 ± 0.54 years; 398 girls, Mage = … Continue reading

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A comprehensive method for the measurement of everyday creativity

This paper introduces a multivariate and theoretically driven measurement scheme for everyday creativity. We start by briefly reviewing classical distinctions (e.g., creative person, process and product; potential and manifest creativity) and examining several instruments for the assessment of creativity. We … Continue reading

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Does socioeconomic status influence student creativity?

In recent years, creativity has been a topic of increased interest in the educational environment. Developing creativity is increasingly viewed as an educational imperative because it drives individual student performance and influences their future success as participants in an economy … Continue reading

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Children’s creativity as a manifestation and predictor of their wisdom

Wisdom is typically associated with the post-formal period of human development and as the result of vast amounts of human knowledge, life and professional experience. Thus, people are surprised by such questions as ‘Can one learn wisdom?’, or ‘What signs … Continue reading

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