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Books to Check Out: April 2016

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Parenting and Theory of Mind by Scott A. Miller; Oxford University Press, March 21, 2016.... More>


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Video as Data

Children’s behavior is rich, complex, and fascinating. But it is transient. At every time scale, from milliseconds to months, behavior happens and then it vanishes. Newborns’ “gas smiles” metamorphose into expressions of real pleasure, babies’ babbles become reciprocal conversations and teen poetry jams, and infants’ awkward toddling steps transform into ballet recitals and soccer goals. But all of it disappears into the ether as soon as the moment has passed. ... More>


Long Before Learning ABCs, Tots Recognize Words Are Symbols


Children’s Lies Are a Sign of Cognitive Progress


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Albert Bandura to Receive National Medal of Science

APS Fellow Albert Bandura has been awarded the National Medal of Science for his groundbreaking work on learning, education, and childhood development. ... More>