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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>


Observer Article

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>


Lead Exposure Linked to ADHD in Kids with Genetic Mutation

Exposure to miniscule amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, researchers find. ... More>