Is It Possible to Have Cognition Without Emotion?

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini One cannot have cognition without emotion. According to current research, “there are no truly separate systems for emotion and cognition because complex cognitive, emotional behavior emerges from the rich, dynamic interactions between brain networks” (Pessoa, 2008, p.148). Cognition takes place in the pre-frontal cortex (neocortex) involves controlled processes, reasoning,… Continue reading Is It Possible to Have Cognition Without Emotion?

Stages of Moral Development

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Moral Development According to the American Psychological Association (APA, n.d.a), morality is “a system of beliefs or set of values relating to right conduct, against which behavior is judged to be acceptable or unacceptable.” Moral development begins in the mid to later part of a child’s maturity and includes… Continue reading Stages of Moral Development

Developing Thinking and Emotional Skills in Infants and Toddlers: What Can a Parent Do?

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini What Can I Do to Best Support My Child’s Language Development? There are several ways to environmentally support a child’s language development according to a behavioral perspective. Children learn quite simply by imitation, so they need a verbally rich atmosphere to develop linguistically. Parents play a huge role in… Continue reading Developing Thinking and Emotional Skills in Infants and Toddlers: What Can a Parent Do?

Money Won’t Make You Happy, But These 12 Traits Will

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini While science suggests that half of our happiness is dependent on our genetic make-up, we can determine the other half. Times have changed quite a bit in half a century. We make far more money than our ancestors did, but according to research, we aren’t any happier. It often… Continue reading Money Won’t Make You Happy, But These 12 Traits Will

12 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Life is guaranteed to knock us all down a time or two. What’s important is that we get back up. Research suggests that in order to bounce back, we need perseverance. It doesn’t come naturally for everyone, but it can be learned. Recovering from a breakup, job loss or… Continue reading 12 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back

8 Signs You Might Be a Highly Sensitive Person…And What to do About it.

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By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini As far back as preschool, I can remember being in a room full of other kids and not just observing but sensing everyone’s emotions. Little did I know that being overly empathetic would be both a blessing and curse my whole life. My oversensitivity drives me batty at times,… Continue reading 8 Signs You Might Be a Highly Sensitive Person…And What to do About it.