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Learning - Permanent or Temporary?

By ACS Distance Education on February 26, 2024 in Careers, Education, Jobs Success & Psychology | comments

Learning is a journey that takes time. Seeing something in different contexts, repeatedly will reinforce it in memory.

Seeing it once and never revisiting it is not learning.

When it comes to learning Use it or Loose it - and the best way to learn in the first instance is to use it. 


How Do You Deal with a Violent Person?

By ACS Distance Education on December 13, 2022 in Psychology | comments
It can be difficult to observe warning signs which predict violence. Case notes, if available, can be helpful and knowledge of any history of violence. Someone who committed a serious violent act in the past is more likely to commit one in the future. An existing psychiatric or medical illness may also increase the likelihood of violence. Other signs include:

Developing Aggression in Children

By ACS Distance Education on December 12, 2022 in Psychology | comments
Psychologists define aggressive actions as those which involve an intention to harm or result in harm to others. The component of intention to harm is a critical issue.  If the child accidentally knocks another child off some play equipment by mistake, it would be unfair to call this a very aggressive act because of the harmful consequences, when the intention was not present.

Challenges of being an Adult

By ACS Distance Education on November 26, 2022 in Psychology | comments

Adulthood is the time when most of us encounter death for the first time, marriage, divorce, second families, or career changes.  Adjusting to change is a necessary part of being a healthy and well adjusted adult. For some that is more difficult than others, and sometimes adults need as much help as anyone younger.



Learning to Listen Better

By ACS Distance Education on November 21, 2022 in Education, Jobs Success & Psychology | comments

The best communicators learned how to listen first. By listening carefully, they learned

  • What mattered to the people around them
  • What those people felt about their situations 
  • What words they used to describe themselves and the things or events they care about
  • How to use what they had heard to solve problems