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First 1,000 days vital to fulfilling childhood potential

Safeguarding the healthy development of the next generation is vital for the long term success of the United Nation's Millennium Development goals. New research...

Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults

Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, according to a paper published online today...

Babies can detect language differences

Babies can detect language differences - understanding that people who speak different languages use words differently. In a recent study at the University of Auckland, infants...

Age changes how young children read social cues

From infancy, children learn by watching and imitating adults. Even when adults show them how to open a latch or solve a puzzle, for...

In life and baseball, people love ‘The Naturals’

As baseball playoffs begin this week, Yale psychologists have a prediction: Your favorite player is likely to be a natural talent rather than someone...

The verdict on tiger-parenting? Studies point to poor mental health

Long before Amy Chua’s provocative 2011 memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, raised the bar for tough-love parenting, psychologists at UC Berkeley were...

Body Perception Differs in Children and Adults

Children’s sense of having and owning a body differs from that of adults, indicating that our sense of physical self develops over time, according...

Anxious people may not be sensitive enough

Anxious people have long been classified as "hypersensitive" — they're thought to be more fearful and feel threatened more easily than their counterparts. But...

New research finds number talk is important before preschool

The amount of time parents spend talking about numbers has a much bigger impact on how young children learn mathematics than was previously known, researchers at the University of Chicago have found. For example, children whose parents talked more...

Parents should talk about math early and often with their children

The amount of time parents spend talking about numbers has a much bigger impact on how young children learn mathematics than was previously known, researchers at the University of Chicago have found. For example, children whose parents ta...

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