Tags » Christakis

Kind Acts, Hunger Games and Magical Starts...Marriage anyone?

I have been a very lucky vegemite. I just got back from a Family Holiday that included laughter, smooches and all the nutbag stuff that stems from being a part of our little tribe. 1,858 more words

Thoughts on chapter 5 of Hargreaves' and Fullan's Professional Capital

Teaching is complicated. Learners’ needs are multifarious and educational systems and qualifications frameworks are complex and ever-changing. Schools face challenging circumstances and teachers need to be talented and robust to thrive in this context. 601 more words

Fullan

Why the new paper by Christakis and Fowler on friendship makes me queasy

I am a neuroscientist, and as a neuroscientist I have a strange belief that most of who we are comes from our brains. My entire career is based around understanding the neural basis of behavior which, I think, is pretty justifiable. 962 more words

Decision-making

Christakis Greek Resturant, Liverpool

Groupon is a great place if you like eating out cheaply and don’t mind that most offers limit the offer to off-peak evenings. Mrs Saladmonkey doesn’t really drink so a mid-week evening out tends to work just as well, if not better for us, than a weekend night out. 398 more words

Of Mice and TV

Until now, animal studies have never been done on the effects of television. I guess for the obvious reason that animals just aren’t interested in watching TV. 1,066 more words

Television

BB點解唔好睇電視?

我問:“俾BB睇電視好唔好?”

回答:“梗係唔好啦!”

再問:“咁阿B睇電視有乜唔好呢?”

回答:1)“輻射囖。”, 2) “對BB眼睛唔好囖。”

再問:“咁阿B幾時可以睇電視呢?”

回答: “大D先啦,總之細個就唔好。哎呀,大人睇電視睇得多都唔好啦!”

炯叔叔問了很多父母/一齊湊B的外公外婆爺爺嬤嬤/無份湊但係意見多多的姨媽姑姐叔叔嬸嬸舅舅姨姨朋友同事。。。差不多全部很快很肯定的這樣回答我, 後面通常explicitly or implicitly 會加一句“你都傻嘅,咁重駛問?!”)]

這些就是我們坊間的主流想法。但對於這些主流想法沒有很多人查證過。

Dr. DimitriChristakis 是一個Pediatrician 也是University of Washington的兒科教授,他跟炯叔叔一樣也有這個疑問,到底BB 看電視對他們有什麼影響呢 ? 他做了一個很詳細的研究,結果重點summarized as below: 104 more words

🌍♻ [很快出事]

Social Networking & Personalization Algorithms: We live in a (filter) bubble.

In the book ConnectedNicholas Christakis and James Fowler expounded on the ways through which different forms and iterations of social media have shaped our lives.  559 more words

MPPDigital