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Playing With Puzzles and Blocks Could Build Children’s Spatial Skills

Play may seem like fun and games, but new research shows that specific kinds of play are actually associated with development of particular cognitive skills. ... More>


Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens

Data from over 6500 adolescents show that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults. ... More>


Mothers’ “Baby Talk” Is Less Clear Than Their Adult Speech

While we might think that “baby talk” is easier for children to understand, new research suggests that mothers actually speak less clearly to their infants than they do to adults. ... More>


Exploring Targeted Cognitive Training for Clinical Disorders

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science brings together research on cognitive training for behavioral and emotional disorders, with an emphasis on understanding the mechanisms at work. ... More>


Paying Attention Doesn’t Mean You’ll Remember What You Saw

We can forget information just seconds after having used it to make a judgment if we expect to use it in the future, psychology researchers at Penn State find. ... More>