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Problem-solving and Mental Shortcuts

July 20, 2022

While problem-solving, our decisions can, at times, be influenced by a bias we might have based on stereotypes. We can also be influenced by an availability bias, one where we overestimate the likelihood of something happening. […]

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Cognitive Abilities and Development in Children  

July 13, 2022

Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development proposes that children move through four distinct stages, and that these stages roughly correspond to particular ages. Modern research has updated and revised his findings in various ways. […]

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When Is Arousal Good in Sports?

June 27, 2022

Presence of other people can create arousal in an athlete positively or negatively. It affects concentration which hinders performance. Conversely, if perceived as supporters, the same set of people can enhance an athlete’s performance. […]

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How Athletes Manage Arousal and Improve Performance

June 27, 2022

Most people in high-pressure situations feel arousal, that is,our body’s physical reaction—heart pounding, rapid breathing—but also our psychological reaction, how we think about, or interpret, the situation. […]

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