To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies
NPR: Why do some children who grow up in poverty do well, while others struggle? To understand more about this, a group of psychologists recently did a study. It began in a small spare room
Infants in Poverty Show Different Physiological Vulnerabilities to the Caregiving Environment
Some infants raised in poverty exhibit physical traits that make them more vulnerable to poor caregiving, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The combination of
The psychology of poverty
Marketplace: Imagine this: You’re at your child’s baseball game. You’ve got a deadline coming up tomorrow and its been a hard day. You want to focus on your child’s game, but you can’t. To some
Can Marriage Save Single Mothers From Poverty?
NPR: Newly released census figures show a long-standing and glaring contrast: A third of families headed by single mothers are in poverty, and they are four times more likely than married-couple families to be poor.
Can Bilingualism Counteract Effects of Poverty?
Education Week: The bilingual brain is sharper than the monolingual one, more and more research is showing. People with fluency in at least two languages have better attention spans, enhanced memory, among other cognitive advantages.
Social-Class Discrimination Contributes to Poorer Health
Discrimination felt by teenagers based on their social class background can contribute to physiological changes associated with poorer health, according to a new study published online in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for