Development · Education

Cultural Differences in Young Children’s Learning and Teaching

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Sunae Kim at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary. Much of what we know—for instance, science, history, and language—is learned through the experience of others. Children particularly have to rely upon others for most of their learning.  In the field of Developmental Psychology, researchers have asked whether young children are selective… Continue reading Cultural Differences in Young Children’s Learning and Teaching

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Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Canada. Folic acid is a B-vitamin and is well known for its role during early neurodevelopment. It promotes the closure of the neural tube in utero. The neural tube in the developing embryo is the first step… Continue reading Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

Education

The Study Blues: Impact of Academic Stress on Immunity

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Viktoriya Maydych, Dr. Maren Claus, Dr. Thomas Kleinsorge, and Dr. Carsten Watzl at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund, Germany. Almost everyone feels nervous or anxious when preparing for and taking an exam. Indeed, outcomes of exams are associated… Continue reading The Study Blues: Impact of Academic Stress on Immunity