developmental psychology

Britain turning a nation of fibbers


August 29th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Telling a lie is turning a second nature among Britons, and a new research has described the country as a nation of fibbers.The survey found a ... Read more...

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Overly shy kid is slow learner too


August 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Overly shy preschool children show the slowest gains in learning skills as compared to chatty and boisterous peers, according to psychologists."Everybody wants his child to be ... Read more...

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Kids know when you are faking distress


August 21st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS) Even three-year-old infants can tell whether your are only whining or genuinely upset, report researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology."This study provides the ... Read more...

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Infants can tell human from non-human sounds: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Even nine-month-old infants can distinguish between speech and non-speech sounds in both humans and animals, a study says."Our results show that speech perception of infants is ... Read more...

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Brilliant or dull - triad of genes decides that


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) A triad of genes determines how brilliant or dull you are at your studies, whether you complete your high school or attend college. The three genes ... Read more...

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Can robots be blamed for killing civilians?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) If a robot develops a programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it?Such ... Read more...

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Friends mitigate effect of bad experiences


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Having supportive friends can mitigate the effects of bad experiences and confer psychological benefits. "Having a best friend present during an unpleasant event has an immediate ... Read more...

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10-month-old babies can follow your thoughts


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Ten-month-old babies begin to understand another person's thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and how communication develops, new research says."Infants, even before ... Read more...

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Children can sense natural objects beyond ownership


October 7th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) Even three-year-olds can sense that while man-made objects are owned, natural products like pine cones and sea shells are beyond ownership, new research has found."This provides ... Read more...

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Faster growth during puberty triggers anxiety


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Children maturing faster during puberty are more likely to experience anxiety and blues, says a study.Teachers and parents should not only watch the timing of puberty, ... Read more...

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Parents who share caregiving for their kids ‘experience more conflict’


January 27th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has found that parents who share caregiving for their preschool children may experience more conflict than those in which the mother is the primary caregiver.Researchers ... Read more...

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Neither money nor success - happiness is tied to your spouse


November 25th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): It was always thought that happiness is related to money, success or good health but a new study shows that happiness is hitched to your spouse."What we saw ... Read more...

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‘Talking numbers’ can improve a child’s math skills


November 10th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Research has revealed that young children's math skills improve when parents talk frequently about numbers.University of Chicago said that, for instance, children whose parents talked more about numbers ... Read more...

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‘No scientific evidence’ of gay youth suicide epidemic


October 17th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washinton, Oct 17 (ANI): Ritch Savin-Williams, professor of developmental psychology and director of Cornell University's Sex & Gender Lab, has said that there is absolutely no scientific evidence of an 'epidemic of ... Read more...

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Autistic kids not good at covering up their lies


October 9th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Kids who have autism will tell white lies to protect other people's feelings, but they are not very good at covering up their lies, says a Queen's University ... Read more...

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Kids need a single interaction to decide whom to seek information from


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Kids, aged just 7 years, need only a single interaction with a person to learn if they can trust and seek information from him or her, according to ... Read more...

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Maslow’s pyramid renovation triggers controversy


August 20th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A team of psychologists who have updated a cornerstone of modern psychology - Abraham Maslow's pyramid of needs - has triggered a controversy on the way.Maslow's pyramid describes ... Read more...

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Early sex among teens not linked to media exposure: Study


August 19th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Previous studies have indicated that there is a link between exposure to sex in the media and the early onset of sexual activity among teens. However, a new ... Read more...

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Ask ‘Will I’ instead of saying ‘I Will’


May 29th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Asking yourself whether you will perform a task gets better results than telling yourself that you will do it, a study says. From children's books like "The Little Engine ... Read more...

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How you can help yourself


May 29th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Those who ask themselves whether they will perform a task generally do better than those who tell themselves that they will, according to a research study.University of Illinois ... Read more...

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Jurors give attractive people lighter sentences: Study


May 22nd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Being attractive has its advantages, even in a court of law, a new study Cornell University has found.The research showed that unattractive defendants are 22 percent more likely ... Read more...

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Texting helps develop, not damage, kids’ spelling abilities


January 20th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): Worried parents can let out a sigh of relief, for academics have claimed that text messaging, far from destroying kids' writing skills, could be a sign of superior ... Read more...

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Teen-aged adults good at reasoning but lack emotional maturity


October 8th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) A 16-year-old might be quite capable of making an informed decision about ending a pregnancy, in consultation with an adult. But the same teenager may lack the maturity ... Read more...

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Juvenile delinquency may be result of misunderstood social cues


September 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 20 (ANI): Young offenders who mess with the law may have difficulty interpreting social cues in others, says a Japanese study.Lead author Wataru Sato from Kyoto University found that the ... Read more...

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Musical ‘badges’ reveal people’s personality, values


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): People use musical preferences to express their own identity and form opinions about others, researchers have said.According to Dr Jason Rentfrow, of Cambridge University, musical preferences along with ... Read more...

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Babies can follow dogspeak - literally


July 21st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Babies can follow dogspeak, with little or no exposure to dogs, says a new study. Infants just six months old can match the sounds of an angry snarl and ... Read more...

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Babies can understand dog barks


July 21st, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Babies are not as naive as we think they are - at least as far as canines are concerned. A new study has claimed that infants just 6 ... Read more...

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Hyper-realistic Einstein robot can smile and frown


July 9th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) A hyper-realistic Einstein robot has learned to smile and frown through a process of self-guided learning, according to a latest study. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), researchers ... Read more...

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Preemies four times more prone to behavioural disorders


September 9th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Premature babies are four times more likely to have emotional problems or behavioural disorders later in life than their peers, according to a new study.The research led ... Read more...

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Anti-violence video game to teach kids how to resolve conflicts peacefully


May 18th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Amidst growing concerns over the disastrous effects of violent videogames on children, a University of Maryland and Human Development Professor has helped develop a new video game ... Read more...

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Seeing adults doing something wrong makes it harder for kids to do it right


December 6th, 2007 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Children learn by imitating adults, in fact this occurs to such an extent that they will change their perception of how an object works if they see you ... Read more...

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