Are Shy Kids at an Academic Disadvantage in Preschool?

Are Shy Kids at an Academic Disadvantage in Preschool?
“Preschool children who are very introverted tend to 'disappear within the classroom,'” said Elizabeth R. Bell, a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology and co-author of the study. “It appears that while these children are not causing problems …

At Age 59, Interning to Fulfill Old Dream
During the next two decades, I worked as a flight attendant, married and had three children. In 1991, nearly 20 years after I would normally have graduated, I obtained my bachelor's in psychology. Six years later, at 44, I graduated from the University …
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Overly shy kids are often slow learners
Overly shy preschool children show the slowest gains in learning skills as compared to chatty and boisterous peers, according to psychologists. "Everybody wants his/her child to be ready for kindergarten, to know the ABCs and to be able to count, but …
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Flu Psychology: Who Risks What for Whom?
Kids, in effect, are being asked to take on the risks of vaccination to protect the elderly. This complex dynamic presents an intriguing social and psychological dilemma, one that Rutgers University psychological scientist Gretchen Chapman wanted to …
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