Childhood Bullying Linked to Health Risks in Adulthood
Findings from a longitudinal study suggest that childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood.
2017 APS Mentor Awards
Recipients of the APS Mentor Award for 2017 include David M. Buss, University of Texas at Austin; Randall W. Engle, Georgia Institute of Technology; Paul L. Harris, Harvard University; and Phoebe C. Ellsworth, University of Michigan.
Perception and Play: How Children View the World
The interactions among children’s brains, bodies, and surrounding environments have tremendous effects on how they learn to speak and identify specific items in their field of view. APS Fellow Linda B. Smith shares her groundbreaking methods for examining these processes.
One Mistake That Can Affect Your Child’s Weight
Real Simple: Parents who think their children are overweight may trigger a self-fulfilling prophecy, according to a new analysis of two decade-long studies. Kids whose parents considered them chunky at age 4 or 5 tended
Bringing Evidence-Based Mental-Health Care to Children Worldwide
According to the World Health Organization (2011), South Africa has 0.27 psychiatrists and 0.31 psychologists per 100,000 people, while Lebanon has 1.41 psychiatrists and 2.12 psychologists for 100,000 people. The lack of mental health providers
Children Gain More Weight When Parents See Them as ‘Overweight’
Children whose parents considered them to be ‘overweight’ gained more weight over the following decade compared with those whose parents thought they were ‘normal weight,’ according to data from two nationally representative studies.