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Self-inflation harms kids' relationships at school (11/25/2014)

'I am the smartest kid in class.' We all want our kids to be self-confident, but unrealistic perceptions of their academic abilities can be harmful. These unrealistic views, a new study of eighth-graders finds, damage the a child's relationship with others in the classroom: The more one student feels unrealistically superior to another, the less the two students like each other. ...> Full Article



To curb violent tendencies, start young (9/19/2014)

To curb violent tendencies, start youngAggressive children are less likely to become violent criminals or psychiatrically troubled adults if they receive intensive early intervention, say a new study based on more than two decades of research. The study from researchers at Duke and three other universities provides some of the strongest evidence yet that violent tendencies can be curbed. ...> Full Article


Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later (7/26/2014)

A study of 1,890 identical twins has found that strong early reading skill might positively affect later intelligence. The twins, who are part of an ongoing longitudinal study in the United Kingdom, share all their genes as well as a home environment. Differences shown in intellectual ability came from experiences they didn't share. The twin with stronger early reading skills was found to have higher overall intellectual ability by age 7. ...> Full Article



Genes play key role in parenting (3/23/2014)

Genes play key role in parentingScientists have presented the most conclusive evidence yet that genes play a significant role in parenting. ...> Full Article


Why antisocial youths are less able to take the perspective of others (3/19/2014)

This is a neuroimaging study of social interaction with delinquent adolescents. ...> Full Article


Another reason to not mix work and family: Money makes parenting less meaningful (2/20/2014)

Money and parenting don't mix. That's according to new research that suggests that merely thinking about money diminishes the meaning people derive from parenting. The study is one among a growing number that identifies when, why, and how parenthood is associated with happiness or misery, a topic explored today a the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Austin. ...> Full Article


Parents accidentally confuse their children's names more often when the names sound alike (1/14/2014)

Psychology researchers find parents set themselves up for speech errors when they give their children similar-sounding names. What many people consider to be a "Freudian slip," is nothing more than a quirk in the brain's information-retrieval process. ...> Full Article


Extrovert and introvert children are not equally influenced by plate size (12/3/2013)

New research by Dr. Brian Wansink from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and Koert van Ittersum form Groningen University in The Netherlands indicates that extroverted and introverted children respond differently to environmental cues, such as plate size, when it comes to portion control. ...> Full Article


Teens 'eat more, cheat more' after playing violent video games (12/2/2013)

Playing violent video games not only increases aggression, it also leads to less self-control and more cheating, a new study finds. ...> Full Article


Bad boys: Research predicts whether boys will grow out of it -- or not (11/16/2013)

Using the hi-tech tools of a new field called neurogenetics and a few simple questions for parents, a University of Michigan researcher is beginning to understand which boys are simply being boys and which may be headed for trouble. ...> Full Article


Low childhood conscientiousness predicts adult obesity (8/24/2013)

Results from a longitudinal study show that children who exhibit lower conscientiousness (e.g., irresponsible, careless, not persevering) could experience worse overall health, including greater obesity, as adults. The Oregon Research Institute study examines the relationship between childhood personality and adult health and shows a strong association between childhood conscientiousness (organized, dependable, self-disciplined) and health status in adulthood. ...> Full Article


Personality may affect a new mother's decision to breastfeed (8/18/2013)

A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that new mothers with certain personalities may need additional support and education to help them feel confident, self assured, and knowledgeable about breastfeeding. ...> Full Article


Injuries from teen fighting deal a blow to IQ (8/16/2013)

A new Florida State University study has found that adolescent boys who are hurt in just two physical fights suffer a loss in IQ that is roughly equivalent to missing an entire year of school. Girls experience a similar loss of IQ after only a single fighting-related injury. ...> Full Article


Offspring of mothers stressed during pregnancy with a passive stress coping style more prone to obesity (8/6/2013)

New animal research suggests greater risk for obesity and associated Type 2 diabetes in individuals that respond to stress in a passive manner and were born to mothers that were stressed during their pregnancy. ...> Full Article


New evidence suggests impulsive adolescents more likely to drink heavily (7/10/2013)

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that young people who show impulsive tendencies are more prone to drinking heavily at an early age. ...> Full Article


Fearless children show less empathy, more aggression (11/11/2010)

Preschool-aged children who demonstrate fearless behavior also reveal less empathy and more aggression towards their peers. This has been shown in a new study that was carried out at the University of Haifa. "This study shows that fearless behavior in children is related to neurological and genetic predisposition. This type of behavior has less correlation -- at least in infancy -- with standards of educational processes or parenting practice," says Dr. Inbal Kivenson-Baron, who carried out the study. ...> Full Article


Childhood personality traits predict adult behavior (8/6/2010)

Personality traits observed in childhood are a strong predictor of adult behavior, a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, the Oregon Research Institute and University of Oregon suggests. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. ...> Full Article

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