Cognitive Development

Taking Playtime Seriously

Play is a universal, cross-cultural and necessary attribute of childhood, essential for development and essential for learning. Experts who study it say that play is intrinsic to children’s natures, but still needs support and attention from the adults around them. Children are natural players, right from the beginning. “It’s hard More

2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Awards for Transformative Early Career Contributions

Research by the latest recipients of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions includes romantic relationship initiation, the psychological processes that guide moral judgment, and the link between socioeconomic inequality and children’s cognitive and brain development. This year’s recipients include Paul Eastwick, Kimberly Noble, A. Janet Tomiyama, Elliot Tucker-Drob, and Liane Young. More