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Data from over 1 million Swedish men show that sons whose fathers have criminal records tend to have lower cognitive abilities, which can be explained by shared genetic factors. ... More>
With childhood obesity rates escalating, psychological scientists are using self-report measures, brain scans, and other methods to reveal how ads for unhealthy foods affect children’s minds — and their eating behaviors. ... More>
Many developmental researchers contend that infants possess rather complex cognitive skills. But APS William James Fellow Nora Newcombe says her work in human spatial perception leads her to different conclusions. ... More>
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is a major source of support and direction for psychological research. In his guest column, NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher discusses his vision of psychological science as a key component of biomedical research. ... More>