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 Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on beliefs and information search, power holders and bribes, attitudes, children and choice, food judgments, gratitude, attitudes toward sexual assault, metacognition, and masculinity-contest cultures in organizations.
The War Is Taking a Toll on Ukraine’s Kids. Psychologists Share How Parents Can Help
Hanna Usatenko’s 10-year-old daughter, Kate, is afraid the war in Ukraine is making her lose her memory. She’s heard the deafening sound of rocket attacks. She had to flee her home in Kyiv with her father and
‘Turning Red’ Is a Good Conversation Starter — and Not Just for Girls
Disney’s newest animated film, “Turning Red,” in which an adolescent girl contends with puberty, cultural expectations and her newfound tendency to turn into a giant red panda when overtaken by emotion, has viewers buzzing. Although critical
The Big Idea: Is It Time to Stop Talking About ‘Nature Versus Nurture’?
When you hear people conversing in an unfamiliar language, why is it that you can’t even tell where one word ends and the next begins? If you are a native English speaker, why is it