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A Change in Perspective Could Be All It Takes to Succeed in School
August 9, 2011
Knowing the right way to handle stress in the classroom can make the difference between success and failure for the millions of students going back to school this fall, new research shows. Researchers found that a hormone released in response to stress, can either be tied to a student's poor performance on a math test or contribute to success, depending on the frame of mind of the student going into the test.
University of Chicago
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