Breaking the code: How is a mother’s immunity transferred to her ...

Newborns arrive into the world with an immunity system with antibodies transferred to by their mothers via the placenta. The rules by which the placenta performs this essential function have been unknown but could hold the key to generating more ...

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...

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Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

Psychologists have found strong associations between working memory and 3 health related factors; sleep, age and depressed mood. This study shows how these factors are associated with memory quality and quantity.

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Sleep ...

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How fathers and their children should spend time together

Research from the University of Georgia says that both types of involvement – caregiving vs play, workday vs non-workday – have an impact on the quality of the early father-child relationship.

Jun 19

Categories: Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child Development

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School children who nap are happier, excel academically and have ...

A study of nearly 3000 fourth, fifth and sixth graders, aged between 10-12 – revealed a connection between midday napping and greater happiness, self-control, fever behavioural problems and higher IQ. Neuro-criminologist Adrian Raine says that, ...

Jun 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Child Development, Health Psychology

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Pregnant Women Recognise Baby Expressions Differently depending on ...

Researchers have compared between 38 pregnant women, currently well with history of depression and bipolar disorder against 28 other healthy pregnant women. They also tested 18 non-pregnant women, as controls. Between the 27th and 39th weeks of ...

Jun 15

Categories: Bipolar, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression

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Playing Video Games Generally Not Harmful to Boys' Social Development

The impact of gaming on children has plagued concerned parents for years, but recent studies have found that gaming is in fact not as detrimental to the social competence of children as most might belief. Norwegian researchers have analyzed the ...

Jun 7

Categories: Child Development, Social Isolation

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Sibling Study Bolsters Genetic Link Between Autism, Attention Deficit

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, a new study suggests1. The reverse is also true.

Jan 23

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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Advantages of being Narcissistic

Narcissism has a negative connotation and is often seen as an undesirable trait to have. However, recent findings show that there are positive effects to narcissism, such as mental toughness and openness to experience.

Nov 16

Categories: Child Development, Health Psychology, Self-Confidence

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The Effects of Technology on Parents and Children’s Loneliness

This article talks about how the influence of technology can affect parents’ attitude towards their children and the quality of parent-children interactions.

Nov 13

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Social Isolation

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Blaming others for our Poor Anger Management

It is often easy to put the blame on others when we do something wrong or realize a flaw within us, however it might not be the best way to resolve our emotional conflicts.

Nov 13

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Childhood Attachment Explains Adulthood

Attachment theory has been increasingly linked to a myriad of disruptions to personal and interpersonal functioning, as well as mental health diagnoses. It was founded by psychiatrist John Bowlby in the 60s and continue to be a very relevant piece ...

Nov 10

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Family Estrangement

This article explores the different reasons family estrangement can occur and how a child copes with their decision to distant themselves from their family.

Oct 26

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Child and/or Adolescent ...

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The Science behind Technology Addiction

This article talks about how games make use of certain psychological aspects that keep children addicted to their phones.

Oct 25

Categories: Addictions, Child Development

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The Effects of different Parenting Styles

This article identifies various common parenting styles and how supportive rejection can be beneficial to a child’s growth.

Oct 23

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Positive Psychology

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The Role of Social Others in Learning

New research has highlighted the importance of social interaction in learning, even amongst infants as young as 9-months-old. Results showed that when infants were paired with another infant, they are more likely to learn than when they were alone.

Oct 20

Categories: Child Development

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