Socioeconomic Status

The Wall Street Journal: Preschool-age children from wealthier families generally behave less charitably than those from lower economic brackets, according to a recent study. What’s more, the study says, that lack of altruism could affect the physical and mental health of the wealthier children. The study, published recently in the More

Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science: The Unhappy Triad: Pain, Sleep Complaints, and Internalizing Symptoms Erin Koffel, Erin E. Krebs, Paul A. Arbisi, Christopher R. Erbes, and Melissa A. Polusny Chronic pain, sleep complaints, and anxiety/depression are three significant sources of distress that incur great personal and More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Mother-Infant Contingent Vocalizations in 11 Countries Marc H. Bornstein, Diane L. Putnick, Linda R. Cote, O. Maurice Haynes, and Joan T. D. Suwalsky        Mother-infant interactions play an important role in child development, helping with children’s emotional, social, cognitive, and language development. Despite More

Poverty holds a seemingly unbreakable grip on families, neighborhoods, cities, and entire countries. It stretches from one generation to the next, trapping individuals in a socioeconomic pit that is nearly impossible to ascend. Part of the fuel for poverty’s unending cycle is its suppressing effects on individuals’ cognitive development, executive More