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Birthplace of a Journal

The first issues of APS’s flagship journal were edited at a fitting location — the historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of the father of American psychology, William James. ... More>


Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures

A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that their gender identity is deeply held and not the result of confusion or pretense. ... More>


Playing With Puzzles and Blocks Could Build Children’s Spatial Skills

Play may seem like fun and games, but new research shows that specific kinds of play are actually associated with development of particular cognitive skills. ... More>


Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens

Data from over 6500 adolescents show that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults. ... More>


Mothers’ “Baby Talk” Is Less Clear Than Their Adult Speech

While we might think that “baby talk” is easier for children to understand, new research suggests that mothers actually speak less clearly to their infants than they do to adults. ... More>