It happens all the time, but it usually only hits the news when tragedy strikes. Hazing is the process of “initiating” new members to a social group by coercing them into violent and/or degrading situations. Continue reading
Teaching middle school students is no easy feat. These kids at an age where they want their independence but they’re still too immature to be left alone entirely. They need a lot of guidance in order to succeed. Plus, since they’re dealing with the pressures of growing up and the hormones that come with it, they tend to get emotional and their moods are hard to manage. Therefore, it’s extremely important for teachers to learn the tricks that work for motivating these socially and biologically flustered young minds. Continue reading
To This Day: A gripping poem on the devastating effects of bullying and the struggles of victims to overcome it — written and narrated by Shane Koyczan.
Most persons see a tiger in the image above, but the more perceptive among us might just be able to see something else. If you’d like a hint as to what is hidden in this image, then please have a look at the Craig Tracy Leopard Illusion.
Dr. Martin Seligman discusses five interesting but little known facts that positive psychology has taught us.
Debates about the connection between the mind and the body date all the way back to ancient times. Today, we might finally have plausible answers. Neurologists have been diligently working on mapping areas of the brain where specific emotions occur, and how these target areas interact with other parts of the brain. As it turns out, the mind-body connection seems to be very strong indeed. Continue reading