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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>


The teenage brain: There may be a silver lining to all that misbehavior


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring infants' understanding of nonsolid objects and how impressions of personality become internalized. ... More>


Obnoxious Sixth-Graders Grow Up to Become High Earners

A study spanning 40-years reveals that personality traits at age 12, particularly stubbornness and defiance, predicted income and career success at age 52. ... More>


How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off