Judges approve more parole after eating; reject when tired


by Stephen Ostermiller on Aug 29, 2014 | Views: 144 | Score: 7
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Stephen Ostermiller
Stephen Ostermiller on Aug 26, 2014 8:25 AM said:

Parole judges are more lenient when fresh and well fed. As sessions progress, parole is more likely to be denied. A prisoner petitioning for parole just before a break has almost no chance.

Suzanne Stoddard
Suzanne Stoddard on Nov 16, 2014 4:38 AM said:

This is intriguing! Does it mean that happy, comforted, comfortable people treat others more kindly? Worth pondering!

Noah
Noah on Nov 22, 2014 2:34 AM said:

Interesting indeed. What does it mean for kids in the classroom? Hate to be the teacher right before lunch.

Suzanne Stoddard
Suzanne Stoddard on Nov 22, 2014 6:19 AM said:

I teach college age students and we let them eat in the classroom, so it's not the same as with kids in grammar or middle school, but good point that keeping kids in a learning mode or even just "entertained" right before lunch is challenging. A fun game that reinforces the learning is always good! While for adults, too much "comfort" can impede our spiritual growth and concern for others, we need our kids to be "comfortable" and "safe" so they are kinder to themselves and others

Noah
Noah on Nov 22, 2014 7:50 AM said:

I wish I could remember the source. A while back I read a study about how giving kids a granola bar before standardized tests boosts their scores.

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