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Tracing the Source of Children’s Racial Attitudes

How children learn about race, ethnicity, and religion depends largely on how their parents present information about different individuals and groups during crucial developmental periods. As part of a symposium at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, three developmental psychological scientists examined the important role that parents play in shaping children’s developing attitudes toward individuals from other groups. ... More>


How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success


Albert Bandura Receives National Medal of Science

President Obama presented eminent psychology researcher Albert Bandura with the National Medal of Science in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to science. ... More>


How to Get Kids Into a Growth Mindset


Seeing the Benefits of Failure Shapes Kids’ Beliefs About Intelligence

Parents’ beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence. ... More>