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July 02, 2015

Why Are Boys Getting Prescribed So Many Antipsychotic Drugs?

Researchers from the National Institutes of Mental Health find stark sex differences and gaps in mental health diagnoses in the prescription of antipsychotic drugs, even for very young children.

June 24, 2015

How Do We Move Social-Emotional Research From Buzzwords to Practice?

A new report tries to take hot education research terms on social-emotional intelligence and create a coherent guide for practitioners.

June 15, 2015

Library of Brain Scans Highlights Children's Language Development

A new federal research study works to pinpoint areas of the brain used for listening, speaking, and paying attention, and how they change as a child grows.

June 04, 2015

Education Sciences Board to Look at Drugs and Student Achievement

Education researchers discuss a new longitudinal study on the effects of drug use at the quarterly meeting of the Education Department's research advisory board.

April 06, 2015

Is It Safe? Young Teens Look to Older Kids, Not Adults, for Advice on Risky Situations

For young adolescents, peers' views on the risk of an activity can be more important than their own, a new study suggests.

March 18, 2015

TED: What Young Children Teach Us About Being Scientists

The youngest children understand the importance of a random sample in research.

March 05, 2015

Does Improving Executive Function Cause Better Academic Achievement?

Not really, suggests a new analysis of studies, which finds that, while better working memory, attention, and control are associated with higher academic achievement, so far there's no evidence that they cause it.

December 22, 2014

E-Story Before Bed May Make It Harder to Sleep, Study Finds

A new study suggests those reading at night using an electronic device had poorer sleep than those reading print.

November 21, 2014

What a Monkey's Grandma Can Teach Us About Helping At-Risk Kids

A monkey's uncle, or at least an adopted grandparent, can help counter the effects of early trauma, study shows.

October 21, 2014

Blue-Spectrum Light May Boost Classroom Cognition, Study Says

A German study finds boosting artificial sunlight in morning classes may help students concentrate.

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