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By Abigail Fagan on April 17, 2019 in Brainstorm
Early research finds little evidence that they prevent distress.
By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on April 17, 2019 in The Me in We
A child's images of self and other can lead to a life of prejudice.
By J. Stuart Ablon Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Changeable
Bullying a bully doesn't work. Here's what does.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Animals and Us
Both boys and girls become less attached to their pets as they enter adolescence. Is this the natural consequence of considering pets as family members?
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
It is time to retire Attachment Theory from its privileged place in psychology.
By Mitch Prinstein Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in The Modern Teen
How well would "The Catcher in the Rye" hold up today?
By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in Memory Medic
So why do we even teach hand printing of letters? Educational "reform" may try to kill that, too. We could just show a keypad.
By Scott C. Anderson on April 12, 2019 in Mood by Microbe
Early microbial disruptions can alter brain development, setting the stage for later mental illnesses. What happens in the first thousand days could change your mood for life.
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
It's a common stereotype that boys are better than girls at math. According to research, it doesn't start out this way. How do we help encourage girls to keep engaging in STEM?
By Christopher Lynch Ph.D. on April 06, 2019 in Autism and Anxiety
A trip to the doctor's office can be downright terrifying for a child on the autism spectrum. It doesn't have to be this way.
By Ewan Morrison on April 05, 2019 in Word-Less
An ex-stutterer finds a cure in free speech.
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on April 04, 2019 in Inside Out, Outside In
Getting your toddler to sleep may be challenging. Beyond helping your child settle, bedtime fosters achieving a critical developmental milestones—the capacity to be alone.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
If a child takes offense at how parents look at them, speak to them, or act toward them, defensively provoking them in turn may be almost irresistible.
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Psych-illogical
ADHD conferred benefits to our ancestors and likely still does today.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research finds there may be more cooperation among parents in religious societies.
By Jerry Toomer Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Lead From Wherever You Are
Early coaching influences players well into their careers. What are the keys to great youth coaches?
By Michael Gurian on April 01, 2019 in The Minds of Boys and Girls
How can we better protect our children from chemicals that disrupt their natural brain development?
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
Parents can influence a child's spiritual development. Two of the biggest roadblocks are childhood overindulgence and excessive materialism.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on March 31, 2019 in Bias Fundamentals
Wealthy parents allegedly bribed and lied to get their kids into preferred colleges. If true, it’s an injustice. But we may not want to shame all snowplow parents.
By Blake Griffin Edwards on March 29, 2019 in Progress Notes
If a therapist can connect with a child through play, there is a strong message conveyed that they mean him or her no harm.
By Claudia M Gold M.D. on March 28, 2019 in Child in Mind
Prevention programs for babies and parents give everyone a healthy start.
By Cody Kommers on March 25, 2019 in A Friendly Interest
These titles represent the twists and turns on the way to what we know now.
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in Freedom to Learn
The enemy of trustful parenting is fear. Here is a taxonomy and description of maladaptive, fear-based parenting styles—helicopter, snowplow, fuel-injector, tiger, and defensive.
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on March 23, 2019 in Love, Lies and Conflict
As studies continue to debunk the myths about vaccinations and autism, it is important to understand what autism is, how it has evolved, and why rates have risen in recent decades.
By Zoe Weil M.A., M.T.S on March 20, 2019 in Becoming a Solutionary
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