Urie Bronfenbrenner (April 29, 1917 – September 25, 2005) was a Russian American psychologist, known for developing his Ecological Systems Theory, and as a co-founder of the Head Start program in the United States for disadvantaged pre-school children.
Willpower is in your mind, not in a sugar cube, say Stanford scholars.
The research challenges the popular view that willpower is a limited resource that depends on a consistent supply of glucose.
Annie Murphy Paul: To Master A Subject, Don’t Just Learn…. OverLearn
“Why do I have to keep practicing? I know it already!” That’s the familiar wail of a child seated at the piano or in front of the multiplication table (or, for that matter, of an adult taking a tennis lesson). Cognitive science has a persuasive retort: We don’t just need to learn a task in order to perform it well; we need to overlearn it. Decades of research have shown that superior performance requires practicing beyond the point of mastery. The perfect execution of a piano sonata or a tennis serve doesn’t mark the end of practice; it signals that the crucial part of the session is just getting underway.
Do you know a child who exhibits signs of anxiety? BeWell spoke with Dr. Hans Steiner, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences (child and adolescent psychiatry and human development) about what adults can do to better understand and manage anxiety in children.