Inside the Psychologist’s Studio with Walter Mischel
APS Past President Walter Mischel reflects on the classic marshmallow test and other highlights of his storied career.
The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting
Parents these days are stressed. So are their kids. The root of this anxiety, one scholar says, is the way we understand the relationship between parents and children. Alison Gopnik, a psychology and philosophy professor
Spanking Linked to Increase in Children’s Behavior Problems
Spanking at age 5 is associated with increased behavior problems 1 and 3 years later — an increase that cannot be attributed to characteristics of the child or the family environment
Praising a Preschooler for Being Smart Can Backfire, International Study Finds
Telling a child how smart he or she is comes naturally to a lot of parents and early-childhood educators, but a new study of preschool children in China suggests that may do more harm than
Remembering Annette Karmiloff-Smith
A renowned developmental neuroscientist and APS Past Board Member is celebrated for her influential studies on the mechanisms that foster developmental change — and her passion for bringing that science to the public.
Inside the Psychologist’s Studio with Lila Gleitman
APS Mentor Award Recipient Lila R. Gleitman reflects on her rich career exploring the fundamentals of language and cognition.