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Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Undermine Children’s Math Achievement

Children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year and were more likely to be math-anxious themselves, but only when their parents provided frequent homework help. ... More>

New Research in Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring genes and executive function in childhood, sex differences in aggression, and hormones and women's clothing choices. ... More>

How Intelligence Shifts With Age

Observer Article

In Search of Human Uniqueness

APS Fellow Michael Tomasello believes that the most salient difference between us and our closest animal relatives is our ability to determine and share intentionality — that is, to understand and share psychological states of mind. Tomasello has spent more than 20 years comparing the behavior of adult great apes with that of human children. ... More>

At What Age Does Hard Work Add a Shine to Lousy Prizes?

Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward makes unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergarteners, but not to preschoolers, new findings show. ... More>