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Approved Auto Repair Facilities

Driving at night is one of the most dangerous activities for not only those behind the wheel but for those on foot or on bike as well. More than half of driver fatalities and three-quarters of pedestrian deaths occur after … Continue reading

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Automotive Repair – Expert Article on the Standard of Care

WHAT IS THE STANDARD OF CARE FOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR? We are frequently asked this question in the course of a crash investigation. The answer is not always simple and depends on a number of factors including, why the … Continue reading

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What Does TCS Stand For?

The abbreviation TCS stands for traction control system, a feature that is on all current vehicles and prevents the drive wheels from losing traction on slippery surfaces. Here’s how it works. Related: Which Cars Have Free Maintenance for 2021? Traction … Continue reading

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What Does VSA Stand For?

VSA stands for vehicle stability assist, the proprietary term for the electronic stability control system used on Honda and Acura vehicles. Electronic stability control relies on sensors to detect when a vehicle is about to go into a skid and … Continue reading

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Increasing Student Success Through Instruction in Self-Determination

An enormous amount of research shows the importance of self-determination (i.e., autonomy) for students in elementary school through college for enhancing learning and improving important post-school outcomes. Findings Research by psychologists Richard Ryan, PhD, and Edward Deci, PhD, on Self-Determination … Continue reading

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How to Build a Better Educational System: Jigsaw Classrooms

The jigsaw classroom technique can transform competitive classrooms in which many students are struggling into cooperative classrooms in which once-struggling students show dramatic academic and social improvements. Findings In the early 1970s, in the wake of the civil rights movement, … Continue reading

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Have Your Children Had Their Anti-Smoking Shots?

Findings In the early 1960s, social psychologist William McGuire published some classic papers showing that it is surprisingly easy to change people’s attitudes about things that we all wholeheartedly accept as true. For example, for speakers armed with a little … Continue reading

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Early Intervention Can Improve Low-Income Children’s Cognitive Skills and Academic Achievement

National Head Start program conceptualized while psychologists were beginning to study preventive intervention for young children living in poverty. Findings As a group, children who live in poverty tend to perform worse in school than do children from more privileged … Continue reading

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Family-Like Environment Better for Troubled Children and Teens

The Teaching-Family Model changes bad behavior through straight talk and loving relationships. Findings In the late 1960′s, psychologists Elaine Phillips, Elery Phillips, Dean Fixsen, and Montrose Wolf developed an empirically tested treatment program to help troubled children and juvenile offenders … Continue reading

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Believing You Can Get Smarter Makes You Smarter

Thinking about intelligence as changeable and malleable, rather than stable and fixed, results in greater academic achievement, especially for people whose groups bear the burden of negative stereotypes about their intelligence. Findings Can people get smarter? Are some racial or … Continue reading

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