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February 01, 2011

Arranged Unions and Distrust: The Influence of Parental Choice on Mate Guarding

Groningen, The Netherlands —February 1, 2011— Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate. This is common among many different species and can be useful to defend territory, guarantee paternity, or prevent disease. The authors of a new study published in Personal Relationships have discovered that this behavior is more common in societies which practice arranged marriages or in cultures that place a high value on parental influence in the choice of mate for their children. Furthermore, the authors comment on the fact that mate guarding is not an exclusively male phenomenon, and women can be just as forceful in protecting their monogamous relationships.

January 26, 2011

Megalomaniac CEOs: Good or Bad for Company Performance?

According to a new study, dominant CEOS, who are powerful figures in the organization as compared to other members of the top management team, drive companies to extremes of performance. Unfortunately for shareholders, the performance of a company with an all powerful CEO can be either much worse than other companies, or much better. But there is one solution to an all powerful CEO: a strong board of directors. Companies with strong boards counteract powerful CEOS, and swing the tide of performance to the plus side. This study on dominating CEOs and powerful boards is now published in the Journal of Management Studies.

January 14, 2011

The Science of ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

"This is an accessible and sane account of our knowledge about ADHD. The combination of personal experience and scientific understanding make it an attractive and helpful account for all those wanting to learn.”—Professor Eric Taylor, Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry, UK

December 28, 2010

The Awakening Course

Inspirational speaker and best-selling author, Joe Vitale’s new book The Awakening Course: The Secret to Solving All Problems is based on his most recent breakthrough program that explains the four stages of awakening as a guide to take readers out of their traditional approach to life’s problems to where they want to be.

December 15, 2010

The Top 10 Distinctions Between Winners and Whiners

Become a Winner in both your professional and personal life

December 13, 2010

Book Reveals, Prevents, The Art of Human Hacking

“Chris Hadnagy has penned the ultimate text on social engineering. Meticulously researched and teeming with practical applications, this brilliant book offers solutions to very real problems and ever-present dangers to your business - and even to yourself. Truly groundbreaking.” -Kevin Hogan, author of The Science of Influence: How to Get Anyone to Say ‘Yes’ in 8 Minutes or Less

December 09, 2010

Care for Minority Patients at Veterans Affairs Hospitals Highly Concentrated

A new study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality reveals that care for minority patients is highly concentrated among a small number of providers in both the private sector and among hospitals in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

December 08, 2010

Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

Dr. Carson is the first researcher to frame creativity as a set of neurological functions and says that the basic properties of neuroplasticity – the physiological ability our brains have to repair,regenerate and reorganize – enable Based on scientific findings from studies involving brain imaging, neuropsychological testingand interviews with hundreds of highly creative individuals (family members not included!)

 

December 06, 2010

Fires in the Mind

A youth perspective on motivation and success

November 18, 2010

Racial Profiling To Limit Terror Attacks Is Fundamentally Flawed

In the Significance paper Press, based in the departments of Computer Science and Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, takes a thorough mathematical and statistical view of the process that underlies racial profiling, and concludes that some forms of racial profiling may even result in a smaller chance of detaining a terrorist than carefully conducted standard sampling.

November 15, 2010

THE PURPOSE OF BOYS: Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction In Their Lives

Bestselling author Michael Gurian has spent more than two decades advocating for boys, examining and explaining how they learn and develop differently from girls and how parents and teachers can help them succeed.  In THE PURPOSE OF BOYS, the final installment of his groundbreaking boys trilogy, Gurian explains that there has been a significant shift in the development of male purpose in America – boys no longer understand what their social roles should be, and communities, families, and schools don’t understand how to give them the direction they need.

November 09, 2010

Fatherhood: The Dao of Daddy: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents: Revised 10th Anniversary Edition

This special anniversary edition is a comprehensive updae on the latest brain research and psychological studies on what's different and what isn't among young boys and girls in schools.  It addresses the dynamic conversation on gender difference and learning, including the conflicts over when and if they should have separate classes to insure their best chances of success.

November 08, 2010

Dating: Flirting With Big Ideas: Philosophy for Everyone:

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Gardening: Cultivating Wisdom: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Motherhood: The Birth of Wisdom: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Serial Killers: Being and Killing: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

October 18, 2010

MY LIE: A True Story of False Memory

At age 37, Meredith Maran—an award-winning journalist and mother of two—accused her father of sexual abuse. Ten years later she realized, nearly too late, that he was innocent. This is her wrenchingly honest, profoundly human account of living a daughter’s nightmare.

October 15, 2010

The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy

The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy: Think Together Die Alone charts the show’s intricate plot lines, and, from a philosophical perspective, examines themes of revenge, redemption, love, loss, identity, and morality.

September 29, 2010

Children’s Well-Being and Varying Degrees of Family Instability

A forthcoming issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family states that children today are less likely to be born into a “traditional” family structure, defined as two biological married parents. Growing numbers of children in the United States experience multiple family living arrangements during childhood. How these transitions affect the individual child’s well-being needs to be fully addressed by researchers and policymakers alike. This article fully reviews the existing research from the past ten years on these topics in an effort to guide and inform current policy debates about the role of marriage in reducing poverty and improving child outcomes.