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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Childrens Health: Effects of smoking may be seen in unborn babies ♦Nudging Children toward Healthier Food Choices ♦ 'Violence-free' zones improve behavior + more

High-definition scans suggest effects of smoking may be seen in unborn babies The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers' unborn babies. The researchers say that the reason for this might be that the fetal central nervous system Continue Reading
Suggestions for Nudging Children toward Healthier Food Choices  Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals’ rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral economics to design choice architecture that increases their likelihood of success,  Continue Reading
'Violence-free' zones improve behavior, performance in middle, high school students  A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, Continue Reading
Children less likely to come to the rescue when others are available  Children as young as 5 years old are less likely to help a person in need when other children are present and available to help, according to new research. Previous research has shown that children are generally very helpful, but few studies had specifically looked a t whether the presence of others affects this helping behavior.  Continue Reading
More schools, more challenging assignments add up to higher IQ scores   More schooling,and the more mentally challenging problems tackled in those schools, may be the best explanation for the dramatic rise in IQ scores during the past century,. These findings also suggest that environment may have a stronger influence on intelligence than many genetic determinists once thought  Continue Reading

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