APS William James Fellow Elizabeth S. Spelke, a Harvard University psychological scientist widely known for her research on the cognitive development of infants, recently received the C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The $200,000 prize will support Spelke’s cognitive More
When someone misspeaks or forgets a word, we use our past experience with language to hear what we expect them to say — research suggests 4- and 5-year-old children show this adaptive ability to the same degree that adults do. More
The New York Times: It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast. That’s where too many parents get it wrong, says the psychologist Susan David, author More
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is excited to announce that the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) has forecasted their intent to fund Child Care, Head Start, Family Strengthening, and Behavioral Interventions graduate student dissertation grants in 2017. Please visit grants.gov for the Child Care, Head Start More
NPR: Since 2011, the American Pediatric Association has advised parents of children under age 2 to avoid screen time for their infants, noting the accumulating evidence of potential risks and the lack of evidence for educational or developmental benefits. Yet screens are an integral part of many young children’s lives. More
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
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