Developmental Psychology

Scientific American: New parents love the developmental milestones – the first smile, crab-like crawl, and “ma-ma-ma” are unforgettable. Around their first birthday, babies start pointing, a communicative gesture that is universally, and uniquely, understood by humans. More than ever before, parents have insight into precisely what their babies are interested More

Adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We know that faces convey a lot of different social information, and the ability to perceive and interpret this information More

Scientific American Mind: Some individuals are indeed more susceptible to developing a narcissistic personality. Narcissism is characterized by self-centeredness (“It’s all about me!”), grandiosity (“I’m better than you!”) and vanity (“Look at me!”). It involves multifaceted psychological traits, motives and needs that influence how a person thinks, feels and behaves. More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: The Development of Inequity Aversion: Understanding When (and Why) People Give Others the Bigger Piece of the Pie Alex Shaw, Shoham Choshen-Hillel, and Eugene M. Caruso It is traditionally believed that, as children age, they come to understand the unfairness of inequality More