In this clip from her NCFR 2013 annual conference special session, Dr. America Bracho discusses the important work that promotores — community health workers who receive basic health care training — do in their communities.
In this clip from her NCFR 2013 annual conference special session, Dr. Pauline Boss discusses "finding meaning" as an important step in coping with ambiguous loss.
By telling the story of a teacher in Fukushima who asked her how to help his students deal with their losses when he had so much grief himself, Dr. Boss gives context to the importance of finding meaning and having control over something when so much is uncontrollable.
Scientists are making strides in developing learning environments for kids with autism thanks to some state-of-the-art technology. This video shows how humanoid robot "Russell" — which has some human characteristics but is simpler than a human — works with kids on their ability to imitate others, which is an important skill for learning.
You might know the song "Cups" from its extensive radio play during the past several months, or from the 2012 film, Pitch Perfect, that repopularized it. Students at Coláiste Lurgan, an Irish summer school, decided to perform the song en masse, complete with the signature rhythmic cup routine from the movie.
2013 was the first year that our Affiliate Councils Board tasked our local university chapters, or student affiliates, with creating short videos to highlight their group and activities. We received five great submissions, and will be choosing one at the 2013 NCFR conference as this year's winning entry!
For the culmination of its 130th anniversary, Spanish bank Banco Sabadell organized a flash mob in its namesake city. This flash mob, however, is "orchestrated" a little differently than others you might have seen. Watch what results from just a coin spent.
From our Department of Adorable: a glimpse into the "twin speak" of Connor and Maylin, twins belonging to NCFR Board member Lyndal Khaw who were 48 weeks old at the time the video was recorded. She reports that they were in an exceptionally good mood the day this video was taken — enjoy!
You've seen research about dance, but have you seen dance used to explain research concepts?
The British Psychological Society has created a "Dancing Statistics" video series, which uses dance choreography to demonstrate statistical concepts. This particular video gives a dance-based explanation of correlation.