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More traffic deaths in wake of 9/11

In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many Americans started driving more due to a fear of flying – and lost their lives in traffic accidents. But why did this happen more frequently in some states ...

Sep 11, 2012
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Teaching tree-thinking through touch

A pair of new studies by computer scientists, biologists, and cognitive psychologists at Harvard, Northwestern, Wellesley, and Tufts suggest that collaborative touch-screen games have value beyond just play.

Jun 04, 2012
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Phonics check is a valid but unnecessary test

The phonics screening check introduced by the coalition government last year does identify school children in Year 1 who may be falling behind in learning to read, but is not really more informative than ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Emoticons get more emotional

Emoticons not expressing the full complexity of your feelings? UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner and his team at the campus's Greater Good Science Center can help. They have assisted in creating a nuanced ...

Apr 29, 2013
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A novel way to boost personal skills

(Phys.org) -- Psychologists from Royal Holloway, University of London believe a collaborative writing project can help boost self-esteem and improve core skills such as team work among young people.

Jul 04, 2012
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