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Brain development and sensitive periods for learning in adolescence
Description: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, has found in her research that the adolescent brain undergoes substantial development and that adolescence contains windows of opportunity for learning. More interviews and blog posts:
  08 May 2017   3m49s 0 84 0
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Too-high expectations can lead to loneliness
Description: Luc Goossens, University of Leuven, talks about why 20% of young people report that they feel lonely, and about simple ways for parents and teachers to help them feel less lonely and lead a happier life. More interviews and blog posts:
  24 Apr 2017   1m37s 0 62 0
Accurate self-monitoring is an essential skill
Description: Claudia Roebers, head of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, explains why young children believe that they can fly to the moon or hatch a dinosaur egg, how this over-confidence impacts their learning, why it is hard to improve self assessment, and why accurate self-monitoring ultimately leads to a better quality of life. More interviews and blog posts:
  10 Apr 2017   2m13s 0 80 0
Helping mothers cope with perinatal depression can also help their children
Description: Pietro Biroli, assistant professor of microeconomics at the University of Zurich, talks about the importance of parental investments and explains how interventions for depressed mothers can improve their parenting skills, which has long-lasting effects on the investments they make in their children. More interviews and blog posts:
  27 Mar 2017   1m52s 1 86 0
Early childhood intervention programs combat the vicious cycle of poverty
Description: Costas Meghir, professor of economics at Yale University, focuses in his research on breaking the cycle of intergenerational transmission of poverty in India with the help of early childhood intervention programs. His goal is to find the best and most sustainable period for an intervention or combination of interventions. This research may have implications for the 250 million children under the age of 5 in developing countries who are at risk of failing to reach their full potential. More interviews and blog posts:
  13 Mar 2017   1m55s 0 69 0
“Research needs to focus on the positive outcome rather than on the problem”
Description: Anne Petersen, research professor at the University of Michigan, shares insights from her career as a developmental scientist, which spans more than 45 years. Based on her evidence, she urges researchers to avoid focusing on problems when carrying out interventions, as that approach is likely to worsen the situation. When positive outcomes are the focus, children are better able to achieve success in learning and development. The central question when designing research and programs is this: What does success look like? More interviews and blog posts:
  22 May 2017   1m30s 1 12 0
Klaus J. Jacobs Awards 2016 Keynote Speech Thierry Tanoh
  14 Feb 2017   25m3s 1 87 0
Soft factors affect success in early life course transitions
Description: Marlis Buchmann, University of Zurich, sheds light on factors that promote or impair how children cope with developmental challenges such as the transition to school. Her research shows that social competencies as well as parenting styles play an important role in a child’s successful transition to school. More interviews and blog posts:
  27 Feb 2017   1m59s 1 75 0
Twin studies highlight the role of genes in school success
Description: Dorret I. Boomsma, professor of biological psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has studied the genes of twins for over 30 years and has found that DNA variants have a predictive power in educational attainment. More interviews and blog posts:
  13 Feb 2017   1m52s 0 65 0
Immigrant children in Switzerland benefit from home visiting program
Description: Andrea Lanfranchi, head of research at the University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education (HfH), Zurich, has designed an intervention for children of immigrants in Switzerland that actively involves parents in its home visiting program. More interviews and blog posts:
  30 Jan 2017   2m24s 3 119 0
Taxpayers could reap huge benefits from early childhood interventions
Description: Terrie Moffitt shares her findings: About 80% of the costs of public health services are caused by 20% of the population. More interviews and blog posts:
  16 Jan 2017   2m23s 2 129 0
Klaus J. Jacobs Awards 2016 - Acceptance Speech ICS-SP
Description: The 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Pratice Prize Recipient, for ICS-SP, Director Beatrice Ogutu and her team, accept the prize at the awards ceremony on December 2, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland in front of approximately 300 invited guests from all over the world.
  22 Dec 2016   7m20s 0 16 0