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New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science:Paying Back People Who Harmed Us but Not People Who Helped Us: Direct Negative Reciprocity Precedes Direct Positive Reciprocity in Early DevelopmentNadia Chernyak, Kristin L. Leimgruber, Yarrow C. Dunham, Jingshi Hu, and Peter R. BlakeTo investigate how children reward and punish people who benefit or harm them, Chernyak and colleagues asked children between 4 and 8 years of age to play a computer game. In the game, children

Inner child healing: 5 surprisingly powerful exercises

The “inner child” is one of those concepts that is used regularly yet is a little confusing to think about.It’s referred to in different ways, ranging from “the child archetype”, to “the child within”, to “the wonder child” to the “wounded child.”Yet what does it mean? And how does “inner child healing” help you make positive changes in your life?A few days ago I did an incredible masterclass hypnotherapy session with Marisa Peer (it’s online and free – you can do it too by clicking here). In
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Cognitive Enhancement Without Drugs

Everyone would like to increase their mental performance. A new study shows a simple way to boost cognitive performance markedly without resorting to cognitive enhancing or sweating over difficult mental exercises to strengthen your grey matter. Simply eat your breakfast! Breakfast boosts and significantly, according to a new study of 1386 school children aged 6-16 years.The researchers, Keith Wesnes, Claire Pinock and Andrew Scholey, tested school children in the United Kingdom before
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Sharing data for the benefit of children with cancer

Michal Jarmoluk /PixabaySeptember is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize issues facing children with cancer. Several new developments in childhood cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other institutions hold promise for accelerating the development of new treatments, and emphasize the importance of sharing data.Childhood cancers are rare, with less than 16,000 diagnoses yearly in children and adolescents in the US.Leukemia is the most common type
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The Disturbing True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

When, lo! as they reached the mountain-side,A wondrous portal opened wide,As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed;And the Piper advanced and the children followed,And when all were in to the very last,The door in the mountain-side shut fast.Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Child’s StoryMany are familiar with the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Few realise however, that the story is based on real events, which evolved over the years into a fairy tale made to scare children.For
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