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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 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>


Apply Now for the FCD Young Scholars Program

The Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program is extending its call for submissions for 2017. The program supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning […]... More>


The National Research Conference on Early Childhood To Take Place July 11–13

The National Research Conference on Early Childhood will take place on July 11–13, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on access to quality early […]... 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>