Children

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Young Children See a Single Action and Infer a Social Norm: Promiscuous Normativity in 3-Year-Olds Marco F. H. Schmidt, Lucas P. Butler, Julia Heinz, and Michael Tomasello Children live in a social world, and that world has norms relating to behavior. Studies More

Cattell Fund to Support Research on Memory, Emotion, Learning

The 2016–2017 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships have been awarded to APS Past Board Member Barbara L. Fredrickson, APS Fellow Aaron S. Benjamin, and developmental psychologist Rachel F. Barr. Presented in partnership with APS, the fellowships allow recipients to extend their sabbatical periods from one semester to a full year. More

Are Some Kids More Likely to Become Narcissists?

Scientific American Mind: Some individuals are indeed more susceptible to developing a narcissistic personality. Narcissism is characterized by self-centeredness (“It’s all about me!”), grandiosity (“I’m better than you!”) and vanity (“Look at me!”). It involves multifaceted psychological traits, motives and needs that influence how a person thinks, feels and behaves. More