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2013-09-12 12:17:01

A team of researchers has shown that 8-month-old infants expect objects they identify as animals to have insides. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. University of Illinois professor of psychology Renée Baillargeon, who led the new study with graduate student Peipei Setoh, said that many psychologists have theorized that babies are born with core physical and psychological frameworks that help them navigate the world. For instance, when babies see...

Harsh Verbal Discipline Harmful To Children
2013-09-04 14:00:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many parents would never think of physically disciplining their child due to evidence indicating that it has a negative effect on their psychological well-being, they may resort to verbal discipline such as shouting, cursing or using insulting language. However, these types of verbal discipline could be just as damaging, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and the...

Cockatoos Know What Goes On Behind Barriers
2013-07-29 09:58:11

University of Vienna How do you know that the cookies are still there although they have been placed out of your sight into the drawer? How do you know when and where a car that has driven into a tunnel will reappear? The ability to represent and to track the trajectory of objects, which are temporally out of sight, is highly important in many aspects but is also cognitively demanding. Alice Auersperg and her team from the University of Vienna and Oxford show that "object permanence"...

2013-06-28 23:16:11

Dr. Pia Martin provides expert one on one health action planning to Evaero employees as new onsite well-being program kicked off June, 2013. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The new Evolve Wellbeing Program is onsite and during work hours, in order to be as convenient as possible for employees. No coming in on a day off, or being expected to use a lunch hour to take advantage of this new program—it comes to them! “We want our employees to be happy and healthy,” stated Bonnie Evans, COO at...

2013-06-13 23:26:57

Milaa upcoming event on July 13 2013 seeks to enrich children's foundation (auditory and visual memory) for language skills and capacity to sequence through interactive story theater. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The light is dimming. The children are hurrying to find their seats. In front of the children is a stage-like area covered with colorful and soft silks. Whimsical music begins playing in the background. The room is silent, and even the adults begin to form another circle behind the...

Early Recognition Important When Diagnosing Motor Skill Delays In Children
2013-05-27 08:40:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Delays in motor skills are common among children; but, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), early recognition of delays, such as sitting, standing and speaking, can help optimize positive outcomes. Publishing the report in the Jun 2013 print issue of Pediatrics (online May 27), experts are encouraging pediatricians to evaluate young children who are suspected of having motor delays...

2013-04-18 19:00:19

Researchers examine ways learning in youngsters can be fostered Early mental and intellectual stimulation is important for subsequent learning. What role do electronic media play in this process? New studies are providing rigorous examinations of whether educational medial with certain features promote early learning. The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will host a symposium during its Biennial Meeting that brings together researchers to consider educational media and...

2013-04-18 18:59:17

Researchers look at ties between early social experiences and adolescent brain function Brains develop in the context of experience. Social experiences may be particularly relevant for developing neural circuits related to the experience of feeling or emotion. Factors such as negative life events and the quality of relationships may be especially influential. Adolescence is a key time to investigate how early social experiences contribute to brain development because it's a period of...

2013-04-18 18:56:27

Researchers consider family-based risk and resilience models Approximately 2 million children in the United States have at least one parent deployed in military service; 750,000 of those children are 5 years old and younger. Deployment can disrupt children's well-being and development due to its impact on the care children receive, the destabilization of daily routines, and the effect on soldiers' physical and psychological health upon returning home. Research has indicated that for some...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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