New research from Barnard president Sian Beilock helps students excel on science exams

(Barnard College) A new study released today reveals that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can cut their biology course failure rates in half. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and conducted by Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock and her research team found that brief pre-exam de-stressing strategies could reduce the performance gap often seen between lower-income and higher income students.
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Abstract The 10-item Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) has been presented as a valid measure to assess psychological distress levels in population surveys but its dimensional structure was not consensual. Our main objective was to provide a Portuguese version of the K10 exploring the reliability and factor structure of this measure. This cross-sectional study included 694 adults collected from a web-based survey and in training entities. Results showed that 37.9% of the individuals reported significant distress symptoms. A good internal consistency of the K10 scale ( α =.91) and strong inter-item correlation...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Ping Mu, Yanhua H. HuangAbstractSleep profoundly regulates our emotional and motivational state of mind. Human brain imaging and animal model studies are providing initial insights on the underlying neural mechanisms. Here, we focus on the brain cholinergic system, including cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain, ventral striatum, habenula, and brain stem. Although much is learned about cholinergic regulations of emotion and motivation, less is known on their interactions with sleep. Specifically, we present an anatomical framew...
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Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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