Candidates for Friday Five

1. TANF Caseload Data for FY and CY 2018 can be found here:


OFA Webinar: Coordinating Services for TANF and Child Welfare Families  


4. Parental conflict reduction projects to get £2m in DWP funding

 Joe Lepper


Age-verification for online pornography to begin in July


5.   2017-2018 Evaluation Report



  Documenting the Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs in Alabama: Aggregating Information Across a Wide Range of Programs (presented 4/24/19)

 Sallye R. Longshore, Ed.S. Director, Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (ADCANP) 
Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D., Auburn University

  • FP-19-07
    Median Age at First Marriage: Geographic Variation, 2017 
  • FP-19-06
    Median Age at First Marriage, 2017

7. Trask Extols Benefits of Parent Education at UN Commission

8.  How to Gradually Introduce Kids to the Idea of Forgiveness



What Happens When Old and Young Connect?

By Marc Freedman  


9.  How or Why Does Relationship Education Work?

Hailey Palmer and Alan J. Hawkins 

10. Having a kid won’t kill your marriage, and other parenting “truths” debunked

Julia Belluz



Candidates for Friday Five

1. It’s Dangerous to Be a Boy

By Michael C. Reichert





2. Yes means yes: why verbal consent policies are ineffective



3. Families in Global Contexts / Rise Up Families Conference
Call for Proposals Deadline: May 30, 2019


Administration for Children & Families National Fatherhood Summit

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)

City: Nashville, Tennessee


4. Strategies For Involving And Engaging Fathers In Programming

  • Tova Walsh, Lauren Zach, Patrick Fendt, and Darryl Davidson


FRPN Webinar: State Policies and Practices to Promote Father Involvement

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 3 - 4:30 p.m. EST


5. Building a marriage in a digital world


7 tips to help our children use technology well

6. Why Family Matters – Comprehensive analysis of the consequences of family breakdown


Building resilient families: third annual report of the Troubled Families Programme 2018 to 2019


By Anne Mosle

8.  Bernard Guerney, 89, Giant of Psychotherapy

9. How to survive when your spouse retires

You may have married for better, or for worse, but perhaps not for lunch

Carla Fried

10.  Study: Families spend half of their evening meal distracted by technology, tasks

by Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Candidates for Friday Five

1. Will Generation Z be the last to enjoy the benefits of marriage?

Ann Farmer


Effects of Two Healthy Marriage Programs for Low-Income Couples: Evidence from the Parents and Children Together Evaluation


MotherWise: Implementation of a Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program for Pregnant and New Mothers


3. What Is Early Childhood Development? A Guide to the Science

4. Age Variation in the First Marriage Rate, 1990 & 2017

5. The Consequences of Teen Motherhood Can Last for Generations


6. Protective Factors in Practice Vignettes

7. Presentation of the Family International Monitor the Pontifical Theological Institute "John Paul II"

8. Truth About Tech: Solutions for Digital Well-Being Livestream


FOSI Briefs the Hill on Online Safety Across the Generations  


9. Who Benefits Most from Relationship Education?

Hailey Palmer and Alan J. Hawkins 

10. Health status, sexual activity and satisfaction among older people in Britain: A mixed methods study


Record low as 25pc of marriages are religious ceremonies, as weddings become 'more social, less sacred'

Gabriella Swerling

 Erin Holmes, Alan Hawkins, Braquel Egginton, Nathan Robbins & Kevin Shafer



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24 Common Cognitive Biases: A Visual List of the Psychological Systems Errors That Keep Us From Thinking Rationally

Posted: 22 Mar 2019 10:02 AM PDT

There’s been a lot of talk about the Dunning-Kruger effect, the cognitive bias that makes people wildly overconfident, unable to know how ignorant they are because they don’t have the basic skills to grasp what competence means. Once popularized, the effect became weaponized. People made armchair diagnoses, gloated and pointed at the obliviously stupid. But if those finger-pointers could take the beam out of their own eye, they might see four fingers pointing back at them, or whatever folk wisdom to this effect you care to mash up.

What we now call cognitive biases have been known by many other names over the course of millennia. Perhaps never have the many varieties of self-deception been so specific. Wikipedia lists 185 cognitive biases, 185 different ways of being irrational and deluded. Surely, it’s possible that every single time we—maybe accurately—point out someone else’s delusions, we’re hoarding a collection of our own. According to much of the research by psychologists and behavioral economists, this may be inevitable and almost impossible to remedy.

Want to better understand your own cognitive biases and maybe try to move beyond them if you can? See a list of 24 common cognitive biases in an infographic poster at, the site of the nonprofit School of Thought. (The two gentlemen popping up behind brainy Jehovah in the poster, notes Visual Capitalist, "happen to represent Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two of the leading social scientists known for their contributions to this field. Not only did they pioneer work around cognitive biases starting in the late 1960s, but their partnership also resulted in a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.")

Granted, a Wikipedia list is a crowd-sourced creation with lots of redundancy and quite a few “dubious or trivial” entries, writes Ben Yagoda at The Atlantic. “The IKEA effect, for instance, is defined as ‘the tendency for people to place a disproportionately high value on objects they partially assembled themselves.’” Much of the value I’ve personally placed on IKEA furniture has to do with never wanting to assemble IKEA furniture again. “But a solid group of 100 or so biases has been repeatedly shown to exist, and can make a hash of our lives.”

These are the tricks of the mind that keep gamblers gambling, even when they’re losing everything. They include not only the “gambler’s fallacy” but confirmation bias and the fallacy of sunk cost, the tendency to pursue a bad outcome because you’ve already made a significant investment and you don’t want it to have been for nothing. It may seem ironic that the study of cognitive biases developed primarily in the field of economics, the only social science, perhaps, that still assumes humans are autonomous individuals who freely make rational choices.

But then, economists must constantly contend with the counter-evidence—rationality is not a thing most humans do well. (Evolutionarily speaking, this may have been no great disadvantage until we got our hands on weapons of mass destruction and the tools of climate collapse.) When we act rationally in some areas, we tend to fool ourselves in others. Is it possible to overcome bias? That depends on what we mean. Political and personal prejudices—against ethnicities, nationalities, genders, and sexualities—are usually buttressed by the systems errors known as cognitive biases, but they are not caused by them. They are learned ideas that can be unlearned.

What researchers and academics mean when they talk about bias does not relate to specific content of beliefs, but rather to the ways in which our minds warp logic to serve some psychological or emotional need or to help regulate and stabilize our perceptions in a manageable way. “Some of these biases are related to memory,” writes Kendra Cherry at Very Well Mind, others “might be related to problems with attention. Since attention is a limited resource, people have to be selective about what they pay attention to in the world around them.”

We’re constantly missing what’s right in front of us, in other words, because we’re trying to pay attention to other people too. It’s exhausting, which might be why we need eight hours or so of sleep each night if we want our brains to function half decently. Go to for this list of 24 common cognitive biases, also available on a nifty poster you can order and hang on the wall. You'll also find there an illustrated collection of logical fallacies and a set of “critical thinking cards” featuring both kinds of reasoning errors. Once you've identified and defeated all your own cognitive biases—all 24, or 100, or 185 or so—then you'll be ready to set out and fix everyone else's.

via Visual Capitalist

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Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC. Follow him at @jdmagness

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