Human behavior research
Many people are fascinated by human behavior. Why do we act the way we do? How is our behavior influenced, or measured? And why is behavioral change so difficult?
Child mathematics
In a recent study, Dr. Joanne Lee and colleagues from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, investigated early mathematics learning during the first 3 years of life.
Mixing sows: the aggression and stress of group housing on first-time sow mother
In this experiment, Ison and colleagues looked at the social interaction when a mixed group of primiparous and older, unfamiliar sows were placed in group housing together.
Catherine Haden and colleagues studied how effective a facilitated educational program in a children’s museum was for promoting conversations between caregiver and child and teaching the child about STEM subjects.
Healthcare communication - dealing with emotions
Communication studies have shown that breaking bad news is best be done immediately and with clear wording. What is the best step forward?
Zebrafish
How to mark zebrafish without compromising their behavior? They may have just found the answer to this at the University of Toronto. Cheung et al. tried out a method using subcutaneous injection with dyes.
Interrogation
Interrogation research crosses multiple disciplines. Hayley Cleary and Sarah Vidal investigated interrogations in order to describe interrogation settings and its participants in a basic way.
Social pigs
If you want to get on in life, is it better to make friends, or should you trample down the competition? Maybe we can learn something from animals…
It was no surprise that these blog articles attracted lots of attention. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. (www.autismspeaks.org). Read the Autism Top 10 Blog Articles.
Child with iPad in classroom
King et al performed an exploratory study into the use of iPads at a special day school for individuals with significant impairments.
Dokter
For many years, researchers have studied the causes of diabetes. These researchers are trying to find the best treatments. Why? The number of people with diabetes worldwide has increased.