Study: Moody Toddlers Could End Up as Compulsive Gamblers

first_imgEducation Week:Is your 3-year-old overly cranky, impulsive and restless? If the answer is yes, you could be raising a future gambler.So says a new study published recently in the journal Psychological Science that found a correlation between so-called “under-controlled” temperament in preschoolers and compulsive gambling later in life.The study’s researchers say their results suggest it may be possible to determine as early as age 3 whether a person is at increased risk of becoming a gambler, according to psychologist Wendy S. Slutske of the University of Missouri, Columbia.Slutske conducted the study along with Terrie E. Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi, both of Duke University in Durham, N.C., and University College/London; and Richie Poulton of the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand, according to a press release from the Association for Psychological Science.The researchers followed 939 people who were first assessed as toddlers and then at ages 21 and 32 as part of a New Zealand longitudinal health and development study. They were part of a slightly larger group whose temperaments were assessed for 90 minutes at age 3. The more-restless kids who were also impulsive and unable to control their emotions were tagged as having under-controlled temperaments.Read the whole story: Education Week More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more


RFA set to complete preliminary rounds today, finals tomorrow

first_imgThe Rupununi Football Association (RFA) in partnership with the Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI) will stage the finals of the U13 competition tomorrow at the St. Ignatius Ground, Lethem from 14:00hrs.  The annual tournament, which began on June 29, will see the participation of 18 clubs from the five sub-districts by the end of the preliminary rounds, which is scheduled for today at 16:00hrs – Central (5), East Central (5), North (4), Deep South (2) and South Central (2).Competing in the finals will be eight clubs, winner and runner-up respectively from Central, East Central and North sub-districts with one club each from Deep South and South Central subdistrict. To date, Basic FC and Paiwomak Warriors FC will represent North Rupununi while Tabatinga FC and Gladiators FC will represent Central District; defending champions Guyana Rush Saints FC was knocked out of the tournament.  The other three districts scheduled to complete their preliminary round today at the following venues are: East Central leg at the Yupukari Sports Ground, South leg at the Aishalton Sports Ground and the South Central leg at Shulinab Sports Ground.  This is the third year of the tournament, which aims to promote healthy lifestyles and the development of young talent for national selection. “GBTI has been a good corporate citizen and has been supporting football development at various levels including the seniors and U23. The RFA welcomes this partnership towards the development of football in the region and Guyana at large,” said Rayan Farias, RFA’s president.last_img read more