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The Parenting Trap

Young children experiment and learn about the world in a manner more typically associated with scientists, as APS Fellow Alison Gopnik has shown in experiments. But those abilities are largely thwarted by the modern approach to parenting, she says. ... More>


How Jerome Bruner Transformed Psychological Science

Legendary APS William James Fellow Jerome Bruner, known for his groundbreaking contributions to cognitive, educational, and perceptual psychology, passed away at the age of 100 on June 5, 2016. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring a computational approach to visual category representation and interactions between vagal tone and environmental context in predicting children's delay of gratification. ... More>


Gopnik Shares Research on Parenting and Learning

Modern parents try to raise their children to become smart, successful, happy adults. But this goal-centered concept of parenting is profoundly wrong, both scientifically and practically, says psychological scientist Alison […]... More>