Adults may “explain away” symptoms of childhood disorders that present in an otherwise positive environment… More
Young children are more likely to attribute mental states to characters that belong to the same group as them relative to characters that belong to an outside group… More
Scientists have no hard evidence of how human language evolved, but Lila R. Gleitman illustrates some of the clues that can be gleaned from observing children as they develop their language skills. … More
Individuals’ bodies and their abilities to act within their environments shape their perceptions of their surroundings, says psychological scientist Jessica Witt, Colorado State University. Witt discussed the psychophysics experiments she’s conducted to demonstrate these perceptions during one of four presentations in a Presidential Symposium chaired by Susan Goldin-Meadow. … More
In the Fred A. Kavli Keynote Address at the 29th APS Annual Convention, APS Fellow Lila R.Gleitman shared her six decades of theoretical and empirical work on the remarkably sophisticated way that children acquire language. See the complete presentation.
A sample of new research exploring perceived misalignment between limb and body movement and links between schooling and children’s cognitive control… More