Category Archives: Science Daily


Apr

17

2018
Modeling prosocial behavior increases helping in 16-month-olds

Modeling prosocial behavior increases helping in 16-month-olds

Shortly after they turn 1, most babies begin to help others, whether by handing their mother an object out of her reach or giving a sibling a toy that has fallen. Researchers have long studied how this helping behavior develops, but why it develops has been examined less. A new study looked at the role of imitation to find that when 16-month-olds observe others’ helping…

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Apr

17

2018
Siblings’ experiences in middle childhood predict differences in college graduation status

Siblings’ experiences in middle childhood predict differences in college graduation status

Graduating from college has significant implications for adults’ long-term success, including employment, family formation, and health. A new longitudinal study found that when siblings in middle childhood experienced less warmth in their relationships with each other, spent different amounts of time with their fathers, or thought their parents treated them unfairly relative to their siblings, they were more likely to differ in their college graduation…

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Apr

17

2018
Mother’s depression might do the same to her child’s IQ

Mother’s depression might do the same to her child’s IQ

Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report researchers who found that a mother’s depression can negatively affect a child’s cognitive development up to the age of 16.


Apr

16

2018
Should states support pregnant teens and their babies?

Should states support pregnant teens and their babies?

The majority of US adults with children agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment but want to see teens meet certain criteria — including taking parenting classes — before receiving assistance.


Apr

11

2018
Babies make the link between emotions expressed vocally and facially

Babies make the link between emotions expressed vocally and facially

The ability of babies to differentiate emotional expressions appears to develop during their first six months. But do they really recognize emotion or do they only distinguish the physical characteristics of faces and voices? Researchers have just provided an initial answer to this question, measuring the ability of six-month-old babies to make a connection between a voice expressing happiness or anger and the emotional expression…

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Apr

11

2018
The neural circuitry of parental behavior

The neural circuitry of parental behavior

Scientists have deconstructed the brain circuits that control parenting behavior in mice, and identified discrete sets of cells that control actions, motivations, and hormonal changes involved in nurturing young animals.


Apr

09

2018
Inflammation during pregnancy is linked to baby’s brain

Inflammation during pregnancy is linked to baby’s brain

A study has established a link between inflammation in pregnant women and the way the newborn brain is organized into networks. The results may provide promising avenues to explore treatments with potential to change these negative impacts on newborn brain function.


Apr

05

2018
Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens

Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens

Parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new study. Parents don’t know what constitutes safe sexual behaviors for LGBTQ teens and need resources to help them. Parents play an important role in helping their children learn how to have healthy sexual relationships.



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