Study confirms gender differences in how teachers perceive playfulness — and provides insights into the potentially damaging effects of discouraging playful behavior in the classroom. Continue reading “Class clowns: Playful boys viewed more negatively than playful girls, study finds”
Primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. Continue reading “Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function”
Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new study shows.
Concussions are a major public health problem because of their high number in adolescents and athletes who practice contact sports. Their frequency is increased in preschool children since they have a more blurred notion of danger and are therefore more likely to be injured.
MRI brain scans can predict language improvement after a cochlear implant, laying the foundation for creation of brain specific therapy.
Touch is the first of the five senses to develop, yet scientists know far less about the baby’s brain response to touch than to, say, the sight of mom’s face, or the sound of her voice.
The lessons from childhood storybooks are decidedly different in China and the United States, and align with the lessons the respective countries impart in the classroom, UC Riverside research finds.
Preschoolers who speak two languages show less impulsiveness than their single-language peers, say University of Oregon researchers whose project was seeded after they met in a graduate psychology course.
A proof-of-concept study at North Carolina State University finds that participation in dance programs helps students – including those in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines – develop skills such as creativity and persistence that benefited them in the classroom and beyond.
Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study.