Category Archives: Stages of Life

Biggest Study Yet Scheduled on Adolescent Brain Development (Will Last Years)

There’s been a lot of buzz in the news over the past few days about a humongous new longitudinal study being launched by the National Institutes of Health in conjunction with several universities to study the brains of 10,000 kids … Continue reading

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Lectures Given at Sandplay Safari/Conference Held at Kruger Park, South Africa

Last month, I attended a safari/conference at Kruger National Park, South Africa.  The conference was sponsored and co-directed by my wife Barbara Turner and her colleague Celia van Wyk from Johannesburg, and was held at the Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp inside … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Children’s Author Says “Task-Based” Curriculum Will Ruin Reading for Kids

Children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce, who, this week, won an award from the British national newspaper The Guardian for best fiction book for children, says that the way reading is being taught in the schools today risks putting children off of … Continue reading

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Top 5 Deathbed Regrets

Here’s a little multiple choice quiz: When we come to the end of life, what is it that we are most likely to regret?  Is it: a) ”I wish that I had spent more time answering my email” b). ”I wish … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligences and Human Development

Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory) has revolutionized the field of education.  But it also has important implications for developmental psychology.  Gardner’s theory says that there are at least eight different intelligences:  linguistic (word smart), logical-mathematical (numbers and … Continue reading

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