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The Lasting Power of Patience

Longitudinal data collected from thousands of participants from New Zealand and the United Kingdom show that childhood measures of self-discipline predict everything from personal income to the pace of physiological aging in adulthood, APS Fellow Terrie E. Moffitt reports. ... More>


Workplace Support Helps Parents Make More Time for Their Kids

Employees who took part in a work-life balance program ended up spending significantly more time with their kids without a decline in productivity or hours worked. ... More>


Learning Through Observation

The famous Bobo doll experiment showed that children learn through observation, not just through reward and punishment. In that classic study, Albert Bandura showed that children who had watched adults […]... More>


Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

A new report integrates research from many scientific disciplines to provide an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. ... More>


OPRE Grant Announcement: Family Strengthening Scholars

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services has recently published a discretionary research funding announcement. […]... More>