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Good News for Bilinguals: Knowing Two or More Languages is Good for Your Brain

By Eden Gallanter & Sherry A. Beaudreau, PhD, ABPP  Lifestyle plays a huge role in the quality of our memory and other mental abilities, especially as we grow older. Although there is no clear strategy to avoid Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of intellectual losses in old age, there is a great deal you can do to keep your brain functioning at its best. Research suggests that moderate exercise, good nutrition, […]

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Rachel Dolezal, Poverty and the Young Brain, Flawed Humans and Flawed Justice – In Case You Missed It – June 15, 2015

In Case You Missed It

In this week’s In Case You Missed It (a roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues that we collate from multiple news and commentary websites), we cover the Rachel Dolezal case, the impact of poverty on the young brain, how an evidence-based approach could fix a flawed criminal justice system and more. How scientists explain Rachel Dolezal – ThinkProgress Late last week, the curious case of Rachel Dolezal made […]

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In Case You Missed It – April 3, 2015

In Case You Missed It

Welcome to In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. We collate these articles from multiple news and commentary websites. Make sure to also check out these APA publications: Monitor on Psychology – our monthly magazine APA Access – our monthly member newsletter and In the Public […]

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