New NAS Report Tackles Issue of Child Poverty, Engaging Psychological Science
The National Academy of Sciences Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) has released a report of a consensus study on reducing child poverty in the United States, thanks in part to key leadership by
Inequality Squares Up With Brain Function, Behavior
Findings on the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional effects of scarcity and discrimination are detailed by a panel of experts in brain development, addiction, decision-making, and attitudes about wealth distribution.
Let’s Stop Talking About The ’30 Million Word Gap’
Did you know that kids growing up in poverty hear 30 million fewer words by age 3? Chances are, if you’re the type of person who reads a newspaper or listens to NPR, you’ve heard
Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”
Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a
The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children’s brains?
The Guardian: With its bright colours, anthropomorphic animal motif and nautical-themed puzzle play mat, Dr Kimberly Noble’s laboratory at Columbia University in New York looks like your typical day-care centre – save for the team of
Fostering Motivation Could Help Keep Marginalized Girls in School
A field study in Malawi indicates that psychological factors play an important role in whether girls attended school, even under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation