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Is Facebook destroying your life?

From Excessive social media use leads to depression Saturday, December 08, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer Particularly with so-called “social” media, which includes popular websites such as Facebook and Twitter, the erosion of true friendships and their replacement with shallow … Continue reading

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Social media is actually ISOLATING teens

(Natural News) Aside from negatively impacting the concentration of teenagers, “heavy smartphone use” is linked to “an increased rate of social isolation, depression, suicidal thoughts, and even suicide.” A decade after Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, launched the first iPhone, 92 percent … Continue reading

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Changing Attributional Style: Experiment 1

The good news is that helping children to change their attributional style can release them from this learned helplessness condition. A high-quality study demonstrating this was published by Joseph Fowler and Penelope Peterson at the University of Wisconsin.  Researchers identified … Continue reading

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Children Begin Life As Optimists, But Then They Go To School

Learned Helplessness Although children begin life as optimists, at around age 6, they go to school, where they encounter failure as part of the learning process. Usually, we learn by reading and encoding new information with some level of understanding, … Continue reading

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Best Time To Run Is Now

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The Most Significant Drivers Of Children’s Attributional Style

Parents can help their children develop and maintain a good attributional style. The most significant drivers of children’s attributional style, based on years of research, seem to be parents and teachers. Point: Parents and teachers play an important role in … Continue reading

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Benefits Of Optimism

ASQ Scores Based on Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ) scores, Seligman determined that MetLife insurance salespeople who have made a career in insurance sales have done so only by having a very positive attributional style. ASQ score doesn’t just predict success … Continue reading

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