Cognitive Development

How Poverty Affects the Brain and Behavior

Poverty holds a seemingly unbreakable grip on families, neighborhoods, cities, and entire countries. It stretches from one generation to the next, trapping individuals in a socioeconomic pit that is nearly impossible to ascend. Part of the fuel for poverty’s unending cycle is its suppressing effects on individuals’ cognitive development, executive More

Study finds parents can give their kids anxiety about math

TODAY:  A new study in the journal Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Chicago finds that “when parents are more math anxious, their children learn significantly less math over the school year and have more math anxiety by the school year’s end, but only if math-anxious parents report More

Study: Math-anxious parents can hinder children’s math achievement

CBS News: If math makes you anxious, you may now be able to blame your parents. New research published in the Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychology, found that children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year than those children of parents who were More

Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Undermine Children’s Math Achievement

If the thought of a math test makes you break out in a cold sweat, Mom or Dad may be partly to blame, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. A team of researchers led by University of Chicago psychological scientists More