Social Media is Riskier for Kids than ‘Screen Time’
Suppose your 13-year-old daughter wants to subsist on candy during this drawn-out pandemic, and she challenges you to prove that candy is bad for her. For help, you turn to the Internet — and find
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on information search and choice, intergroup conflict, tactile action, attention and visual search, face learning, noise and anchoring effects, children books and gender, and the impact of teacher mindsets on growth-mindset interventions.
A Youth Mental Health Crisis Was Already Brewing. The Pandemic Made It Worse, Surgeon General Says.
The situation painted across the U.S. surgeon general’s 53-page advisory is dire. Compared with 2019, emergency room visits for suicide attempts rose 51 percent for adolescent girls in early 2021. Among boys, there was a
What Children Lose When Their Brains Develop Too Fast
The great Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget used to talk about “the American question.” In the course of his long career, he lectured around the world, explaining how children’s minds develop as they get older. When
The Marshmallow Test: Bunkum or a True Predictor of Future Success?
You know those times when you try to share a favorite movie, band, or restaurant with friends, and they just don’t get it? For mysterious reasons, you can’t refashion the moment for them as you
Why Children Learn Better Than Adults
Young children seem uniquely, insatiably, marvelously curious, even at risk of life and limb. You might think that this drive to explore helps children to learn so much so quickly. But is it really true