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Napping helps preschoolers unlock their full potential for learning

For many parents of young children, the highlight of their day is nap time – not for them, but for their little ones. Especially now, with most preschools closed, getting a child to nap is the golden ticket. Not only … Continue reading

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Acquisti compulsivi nel disturbo da accumulo

Quale relazione c’è tra attaccamento, acquisti compulsivi, intolleranza al disagio e tendenza ad antropomorfizzare gli oggetti confortanti? Il disturbo da accumulo si caratterizza per l’incapacità di scartare beni e dal disordine conseguente che arriva a compromettere l’uso della propria abitazione … Continue reading

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Workaholism: le conseguenze della dipendenza da lavoro

La persona con workaholism ha uno stile di vita assolutamente inflessibile e compulsivo, arrivando ad ostacolare e sacrificare i rapporti interpersonali. Cosa porta un individuo a sviluppare il bisogno di lavorare incessantemente arrivando addirittura ad oscurare la propria vita privata? … Continue reading

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Trusted strangers: social affordances for social cohesion

How could the paradigm shift towards enactive embodied cognitive science have implications for society and politics? Translating insights form enactive embodied cognitive science into ways of dealing with real-life issues is an important challenge. This paper focuses of the urgent … Continue reading

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How can we amplify impact to foster transformative change?

How can the impact of sustainability and other initiatives be scaled or amplified to achieve transformative change? There are hundreds of promising sustainability initiatives emerging around the world. A sustainability initiative is, for example, a local food initiative from citizens … Continue reading

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Co-Evolution of Social Learning and Evolutionary Preparedness in Dangerous Environments

Danger is a fundamental aspect of the lives of most animals. Adaptive behavior therefore requires avoiding actions, objects, and environments associated with danger. Previous research has shown that humans and non-human animals can avoid such dangers through two types of … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Learning Ecosystems for Thrivable Futures: Crafting and Curating the Conditions for Future-Fit Education

This paper explores the shifting dynamics in our Learning Landscapes as pressure for deep systemic change mounts. Concepts of future-fit learning and future-creative competencies are introduced as part of a new narrative for new educational paradigms. A Protopia of Evolutionary … Continue reading

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Reflecting on experiences of social distancing

One of our children, age 7 years, was asked if he wanted to talk to his friends online. “No!” he replied angrily, “what’s the point if I can’t touch them!?” While his exasperation may not be shared by all of … Continue reading

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How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

The extravagant splendor of the animal kingdom can’t be explained by natural selection alone — so how did it come to be? Numerous species have conspicuous, metabolically costly and physically burdensome sexual ornaments, as biologists call them. Think of the … Continue reading

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A comprehensive method for the measurement of everyday creativity

This paper introduces a multivariate and theoretically driven measurement scheme for everyday creativity. We start by briefly reviewing classical distinctions (e.g., creative person, process and product; potential and manifest creativity) and examining several instruments for the assessment of creativity. We … Continue reading

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