America Goes About Juvenile Crime Sentencing All Wrong
“I helped a so-called friend commit armed robbery and murder back in 1994,” explained Ming Ho, a Michigan prison inmate who first wrote me in 2015 upon spotting a math error in one of my
People Blame and Judge Parents for Children’s Heavier Weights
The big idea Americans stigmatize parents of heavier children, specifically blaming them for their children’s weights, according to experiments conducted by our team of psychologists. The more a person views parents as responsible for a child’s excess weight, the more
‘They Want Toys to Get Their Children Into Harvard’: Have We Been Getting Playthings All Wrong?
The week my eldest son finished nursery, I decided to clear out the playroom where he had spent much of his young life forming bonds with inanimate objects. Toys had kept him company whenever other duties or
Caregiving Across the Lifespan: Collected Psychological Science Research
From informal family caregivers at home to trained professionals in health care facilities, how caregivers act and behave can greatly impact the outcomes of those they care for.
To Get Kids Into Science, Just Do It
Developmental psychologists have long noted that very small children think a lot like scientists. Anybody who has spent time with a 2-year-old has witnessed their insatiable curiosity and constant experiments. Yet by the time most
‘The Strength of Weak Ties’ Then and Now, Show Me Your Kale-Face, R.I.P. to Labels ‘Millennial’ and ‘Gen Z,’ and More
Oh, kale no! When I (Evan) was a kid, about five or so, I loved Popeye—the cartoon sailor man with ridiculously large forearms and a passion for spinach. In a violation of unspoken kid law