New NAS Report Tackles Issue of Child Poverty, Engaging Psychological Science
The National Academy of Sciences Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) has released a report of a consensus study on reducing child poverty in the United States, thanks in part to key leadership by
For Kids With Anxiety, Parents Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears
The first time Jessica Calise can remember her 9-year-old son Joseph’s anxiety spiking was about a year ago, when he had to perform at a school concert. He said his stomach hurt and he might
Birth order may not shape personality after all
Birth order, according to conventional wisdom, molds personality: Firstborn children, secure with their place in the family and expected to be the mature ones, grow up to be intellectual, responsible and conformist. Younger siblings work
What Do Babies Have That Computers Don’t?
Machines are getting smarter, but they’re no match for human infants — APS William James Fellow Linda B. Smith explains why.
The Kids (Who Use Tech) Seem to Be All Right
Social media is linked to depression—or not. First-person shooter video games are good for cognition—or they encourage violence. Young people are either more connected—or more isolated than ever. Such are the conflicting messages about the
6 ways parents can help kids strike a balance between screen time and the real world
When it comes to kids and screens, it often feels as though parents are wearing headphones with conflicting messages piped into each ear. On one side: a steady drumbeat of increasingly dire warnings about game