U.S. Kids Are Falling Behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up
On vital measures that predict later success in school and life, small children in the U.S. do worse than kids in comparable countries. This distressing information comes from an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study of
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on children’s development, unobtrusive measure of discrimination, well-being, selfishness, a model for mental-health interventions, gender differences, psychedelic drugs and social connection, neoliberalism and equity beliefs, mixed emotions, and adopted utility calculus.
Science Shows How to Protect Kids’ Mental Health, but It’s Being Ignored
Young people in the United States are experiencing a mental health crisis. Warnings from the surgeon general, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and other prominent organizations, as well as regular news reports, highlight
Few Transgender Children Change Their Minds After 5 Years, Study Finds
Young children who transition to a new gender with social changes — taking on new names, pronouns, haircuts and clothing — are likely to continue identifying as that gender five years later, according to a report published
New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on computational models and psychological measurement, clinical applications of digital technologies, infants’ everyday experiences, trajectories of anxiety and depression, language acquisition, a new way of studying psychopathology, group-based control, binocular rivalry, and aging and digital technology use.
Fertile Ground: Teachers’ Growth Mindsets Support Successful Interventions for Students
Teachers’ growth-mindset interventions may be particularly helpful for students who are struggling in the classroom.