Child Development

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

ABC: For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants. In order to study infants without overwhelming them, scientists often try to mask the massive machines needed to view More

Preschoolers Can Reflect on What They Don’t Know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Previously, developmental researchers assumed that preschoolers did not introspect much More

Menacer des enfants à travers des histoires est peu efficace (Threatening stories for kids about lying don’t work)

Le Monde: Mentir, c’est mal. Combien de fois a-t-on entendu ce refrain dans notre enfance ? Illustré, souvent, par un conte aux personnages hauts en couleur avec, à la fin, l’inéluctable morale, qui récompense les “gentils” et punit les “méchants”. L’objectif : montrer de manière ludique ce qui est bien More