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According to College-Aged Voters, Clinton Consistently Outperformed Trump During Debates

Oct. 20, 2016

Researchers at the University of Missouri found that college students perceive that Hillary Clinton consistently outperformed Donald Trump in their three presidential debates. Results from the studies showed that evaluations of Clinton rose after every debate, while evaluations of Trump largely remained the same.  Full Story
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Preschoolers Correct Speaking Mistakes Even When Talking to Themselves

Parents and caregivers can help by talking to themselves aloud while working on tasks

Oct. 18, 2016

One of the differences between adults and preschoolers when it comes to private speech is that adults typically talk to themselves in their heads, while preschoolers talk to themselves aloud, particularly while playing or working on a task. Private speech is a good thing for a child’s cognitive development; however, it may be important that children monitor and repair errors in their speech, even when talking to themselves. Louis Manfra, assistant professor in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, found that children do, in fact, monitor their speech for errors, even without a listener. Manfra says parents and caregivers might encourage preschool-aged children to monitor their private speech by demonstrating such behavior in their own aloud private speech.  Full Story
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