Two psychologists followed 1000 New Zealanders for decades. Here’s what they found about how childhood shapes later life
In 1987, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt, two postdocs in psychology, had adjacent displays at the poster session of a conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Caspi, generally not a forward man, looked over at Moffitt’s
Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good
Should parents be troubled when their kids start to deceive them? Odds are, most of us would say yes. We believe honesty is a moral imperative, and we try to instill this belief in our
Depression may start much earlier than previously thought
Research suggests 1 to 2 percent of children 2 to 5 years old have depression, and that untreated depression in toddlers can lead to more depression later in life.
3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude
Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become moody and irritable, wants much more private time alone in her room, but spends it all socializing with friends on social media.
‘I Feel Your Pain’: The Neuroscience of Empathy
Observing someone else in anguish can evoke a deep sense of distress and sadness — almost as if it’s happening to us. APS Fellow Ying-yi Hong and other scientists identify some of the regions of the brain responsible for this sense of interconnectedness.
The Hidden Costs of Sleep Deficits
Throughout modern history, the concept of a good night’s sleep has often been painted as almost an indulgence. Virginia Woolf referred to it as “that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.” Vladimir Nabokov called