Educational psychology

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We’re not doing enough to recognize the creativity in kids diagnosed with ADHD


What if we’re looking at ADHD all wrong. What if people who have been labeled with ADHD are actually the people with the sort of brains that can look at a problem and find an entirely new way to solve it.

The World

New study links ADHD to pesticide exposure

The Oath of Allegiance is held next to an American flag during a naturalization ceremony for citizen candidates in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2013.

What does the US citizenship exam actually test?

Development & Education

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Pollutants Implicated in ADHD

Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity

We’ve all heard the old quote about messy desks that’s attributed to Albert Einstein: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Well, Einstein’s endorsement of the cluttered desk now has the backing of a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota. […]

Disability rights advocate paints picture of changing Russia

Global Politics

Russia has had a reputation of being unfriendly, or even downright hostile, to people with disabilities. But that’s starting to change. Yulia Simonova, a disability rights advocate, says Russia, at least in cities, is taking steps to be more friendly and welcome to those with disabilities.

A.D.H.D. an under- (and over-) diagnosed problem

Health & Medicine

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder is becoming more common among kids. Rates of diagnosis have shot up over the past decade. At the same time, though, experts say some classes of kids are still going undiagnosed, perhaps because of where they live, or their gender.

NYU researcher doubts science can contribute to understanding creativity

Global Politics

Creativity is hard to define. And Gary Marcus of New York University says its equally hard to measure. He says creativity is different in each individual.

Can creativity be measured with a score?

Arts, Culture & Media

Years ago, psychologist E. Paul Terrance designed a system that seeks to measure creativity, much like an IQ score measures intelligence. But is it even possible to assign a score to creativity?