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Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister early Wednesday morning. Around 3 a.m., a caller asked police to check on the welfare of someone in the Housing Authority apartmentsMore >>
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister in a "brutal" slaying early Wednesday morning.More >>
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A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham. De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly was reportedly taken by a 14-year-old girl from hisMore >>
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:40:28 GMT
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- For students with a good memory, feeling
anxious before taking an exam might actually lead to a higher test
score, researchers have found.
In the new study, researchers in England used
computer tests to assess levels of anxiety and working memory in 96
students, aged 12 to 14. Good working memory is generally associated
with better school performance.
The students were then tested on their general thinking and math skills.
The researchers found that in students with a
good working memory, anxiety was associated with higher test scores. In
students with a poor working memory, anxiety led to lower test results,
according to the report published Oct. 12 in the British Journal of Psychology.
"The research is exciting because it enhances
our knowledge of when, specifically, anxiety can have a negative impact
on taking tests. The findings also suggest that there are times when a
little bit of anxiety can actually motivate you to succeed," study
author Matthew Owens, a researcher at the University of Cambridge, said
in a news release from the British Psychological Society. Owens was at
the University of Southampton when the study took place.
The findings could improve understanding of
the impact that anxiety has on students, the researchers said. They
estimated that between 10 percent and 40 percent of children have
anxiety when taking tests, and suggested that those who are more likely
to do poorly on tests could be given priority for receiving extra help
While the study found an association between anxiety levels and test scores, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has more about test anxiety.