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Seeing signs or omens: A study

A study finds that 7- to 9-year-old children that have an idea/concept of a supernatural force are more likely to allow a “sign” to influence their behavior. Children in this age group who do not have an idea/concept of a supernatural force do not interpret “signs” as such.

For younger children, the knowledge of a supernatural force does not influence behavior when a “sign” is given.

I’m not thrilled about the author’s ADD quip, but the study is interesting nonetheless.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=signs-signs-everywhere-signs-seeing-2011-03-13

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00 March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Seeing signs or omens: A study

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.