Parents Are Losing Their Minds Over Masks in Schools
On the first day of school last week, Kelly Carothers picked up her 5-year-old twins from the bus stop and noticed that the kids weren’t wearing their masks. “It’s hot on the bus,” they explained
Lila Gleitman (1929–2021), Renowned for Innovative Research on Language and Learning
Gleitman’s empirical work helped to unravel the mysteries of how children learn language.
Parents Can Help Their Children Cultivate These 3 Traits to be More Successful
Parents should be helping their children cultivate three distinct character traits to succeed in life, argues one expert, who says they are often overlooked in the traditional educational system. Speaking on a panel at
New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on social contact and well-being and health, motives and cultural variations in behavior, placebos and movies, lifespan learning and workplace implications, prenatal hormones and gendered behavior, children’s reputation management, and social emotions.
Perfectionism Can Become a Vicious Cycle in Families
Roshni Ray Ricchetti was 16 years old when she arrived at MIT with perfect SAT scores and “lots and lots” of AP credits. She said her parents pushed her to make the absolute most of
To Spark Curiosity, Don’t Tell Preschoolers Too Much Or Too Little
Preschool children are sensitive to the gap between how much they know and how much there is to learn, the finding indicates. Researchers say this “optimal” amount of existing knowledge creates the perfect mix of uncertainty and curiosity in