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- Responding to the Needs of Children and Families Following Disaster
After a disaster, psychologists can and do make major contributions not only in easing individual suffering, but also in drawing upon and coordinating the resources of the entire community to ensure the most effective preparedness and response.
- Teen Suicide is Preventable
Teen suicide is a growing health concern. It is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.
- Have Your Children Had Their Anti-Smoking Shots?
Attitude Inoculation dramatically reduces teenage smoking rates.
- Early Intervention Can Improve Low-Income Children's Cognitive Skills and Academic Achievement
National Head Start program conceptualized while psychologists were beginning to study preventive intervention for young children living in poverty.
- Family-Like Environment Better for Troubled Children and Teens
The Teaching-Family Model changes bad behavior through straight talk and loving relationships.
- Playing Make-Believe Prepares Kids for the Real World
"No playing until you've finished your homework!" We've all heard that before. New research suggests, though, that imaginative play actually increases children's academic success.
- Schoolyard Blues: Impact of Gossip and Bullying
Children who are shut out at school by gossip or physical or emotional bullying face more challenges academically and socially.
- See Brain. See Brain Read...
Reading instruction changes the brain.
- Undoing Dyslexia via Video Games
Psychologists and neuroscientists are using new techniques to identify the source of language and reading problems such as dyslexia in the brain and create neural processing exercises disguised as computer video games to significantly improve children's language learning and reading.
- Even A Bit of Lead Is Bad For Kids' Psychological Development
Superman couldn't see through lead, but doctors and psychologists did, exposing lead's damaging effects on children's psychological development.
- Lessening PKU's Damaging Effects on Children
Much of the neurological havoc wreaked by the rare genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) can be prevented through early, thorough, and continuous care.
- Massage Therapy May Heal What's Ailing You--and Your Preemie
A caregivers' touch can put preemies on the road to normal development and also relieve adults' suffering.
- School-Based Program Teaches Skills That Stave Off Depression
Roll over Prozac! Nipping depression in the bud by teaching thinking and problem-solving skills to children may be the wave of the future.
- Getting in Touch with Your Inner Brainwaves through Biofeedback
Biofeedback helps treat some illness, may boost performance, helps people relax and is even used to help children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.
- Segregation Ruled Unequal, and Therefore Unconstitutional
Psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark Ph.d demonstrated that segregation harmed Black children's self-images. Their testimony before the Supreme Court contributed to the landmark Supreme Court case that desegregated American public schools: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS.
- School Bullying is Nothing New, But Psychologists Identify New Ways to Prevent It
Systematic international research has shown school bullying to be a frequent and serious public health problem. But psychologists are using this research to develop bullying prevention programs that are being implemented in schools around the world.
- Problem-Solving Program Teaches Kids How To Use Their Heads Instead of Their Fists
The path to world peace may begin in preschool, when children learn how to think their way through interpersonal challenges.
- Violence in the Media - Psychologists Help Protect Children from Harmful Effects
Decades of psychological research confirms that media violence can increase aggression.
- Violent Video Games - Psychologists Help Protect Children from Harmful Effects
Psychological research confirms that violent video games can increase children's aggression, but that parents moderate the negative effects.
- When Psychologists Teach Coaches How to Coach, Young Athletes Feel Better and Play Longer
A scientifically developed and evaluated training program shows youth sports coaches how to create positive and supportive experiences for their young athletes.