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Why Children Need Playhouses


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring how visual features affect mental rotation and whether infants learn labels by mapping them onto concepts. ... More>


At Face Value: Certain Facial Features Inspire Trust

CEOs who possessed “trustworthy” facial features were less likely to take the blame when their company hit a financial pitfall. ... More>


Observer Article

Portrait of Self-Control as a Young Process

Stereotypes portray the teen brain as an out-of-control car with “no brakes, no steering wheel, and only an accelerator,” says APS Fellow BJ Casey. Research shows that teenagers take risks because reward centers develop more quickly than control centers in their brains. But changes in the adolescent brain ultimately help prepare teens to become independent of their parents. APS Fellow Ruth Feldman, Clancy Blair, and Angela L. Duckworth also speak about self-regulation across the lifespan in APS President Nancy Eisenberg’s 2015 Presidential Symposium. ... 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>