Childhood Development

25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development

The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development will hold their 25th Biennial Meeting on The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, from July 15–19, 2018. The conference will feature a jam-packed scientific program featuring scholars and students from around the world, who are carrying out research on human development from More

Tracing the Source of Children’s Racial Attitudes

How children learn about race, ethnicity, and religion depends largely on how their parents present information about different individuals and groups during crucial developmental periods. As part of a symposium at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, three developmental psychological scientists examined the important role that parents play in More

How Jerome Bruner Transformed Psychological Science

Legendary APS William James Fellow Jerome Bruner passed away at the age of 100 on June 5, 2016. His groundbreaking contributions to cognitive, educational, and perceptual psychology have had transformative effects on the field as a whole, as well as effects on fields such as anthropology, neuroscience, and linguistics. Often More

Lead Exposure Linked to ADHD in Kids with Genetic Mutation

Exposure to miniscule amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This research is valuable to the scientific community as it bridges genetic and environmental factors More

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Edited by C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers  Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in psychological science that has been the focus of an article in More