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Creativity review

There is a continuous stream of research studies and articles about creativity that catch my eye.  Here are some recent pieces that have caught my attention.  Hope you find them useful. Creativity and children Despite less play, children’s use of imagination increases over two decades according to research Looks into the reality of the idea […]

Let the children play, it’s good for them

I read this fascinating article by Alison Gopnik on Smithsonian.com and I wanted to share the main thrust of it because I think it reiterates the importance of play. “Walk into any preschool and you’ll find toddling superheroes battling imaginary monsters. We take it for granted that young children play and, especially, pretend. Why do […]

Satisfaction

I’m increasingly interested in what makes people happy. It’s pretty clear that it’s not material things such as money or possessions. Similarly, purely selfish behaviour doesn’t seem to lead to contentment either. When we are considering what we want to with our life it is crucial to keep this simple goal and these considerations in […]

Psychology & Neuroscience articles

NCSU research: Study Shows Sports Can Help Communities Recover From Disaster http://j.mp/o0bzkz Distract Yourself or Think It Over? Two Ways to Deal with Negative Emotions from Association for Psychological Science http://j.mp/l37Fnm Too much choice is a bad thing – Journal of Public Economics http://j.mp/kJXbgT Snooze you win? It’s true according to Stanford reseasrch http://j.mp/iCsjtQ The […]

Psychology & neuroscience articles

A selection of the articles thatI’ve seen about psychology and neuroscience recently: Morality Changes in brain circuitry play role in moral sensitivity as people grow up – UChicago News http://j.mp/ih8rrU Violent video games reduce brain response to violence and increase aggression according to Uni Missouri http://j.mp/j7jSPs Relationships Don’t Believe Facebook; You Only Have 150 Friends : […]

Childhood articles

Some of the articles about children and childhood that I’ve seen in the last few weeks: Parents & preschool Wanted: More Playful Parents http://j.mp/mII7ph Supportive home learning experiences in the early years boost low-income children’s readiness for school. From NYU. http://j.mp/j3JmWs Parents prefer media content ratings system in national study led by Iowa State Uni […]

Social media articles

Some articles about social media from the last couple of weeks: Online relationships Don’t Believe Facebook; You Only Have 150 Friends : NPR http://j.mp/ljMBjP The way Facebook changes relationships by Benjamin Cohen from C4 news http://j.mp/k0T0re Dangers of social groupthink: A case study in Enterprise 2.0, Social CRM and Social Business | CustomerThink http://j.mp/lPberE Disconnecting 6 […]

Play & games articles

Some of the articles that have caught my attention in the last couple of weeks: Play Swings & Roundabouts in Whitehall: Pat Kane article for Play England’s Play Today http://j.mp/jKQWXV Wanted: More Playful Parents http://j.mp/mII7ph Games & education How social media and game mechanics can motivate students – http://on.mash.to/ieEOyQ Computer Games and the Future of […]

Tweets this week

Some of the articles that have caught my eye this week. Games The seduction secrets of video game designers from The Observer http://j.mp/jXRfP4 Interesting article from @gamasutra – Unsocial ‘Social’ Games http://j.mp/kaItTZ RT @dripster: “Hollywood shuns intelligent entertainment. The games industry doesn’t. Guess who’s winning?” http://bit.ly/iEcxHk Psychology Value of art? Men who visit galleries, museums & theatre enjoy better health […]