Getting spanked as a child can lead to a host of mental health problems in adulthood, say researchers.
New research finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives — or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up — perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man. These women also ‘saw’ more sexual arousal when viewing images of men’s faces.
Researchers studying the importance of the brain’s immune system in our desire to drink alcohol have made a discovery that may eventually help to switch off binge-drinking behavior in adults who used to binge during their adolescent years.
Specialists in language development in children have studied a traditional population in the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane. They show that, on average, less than one minute per hour is spent talking to children under the age of four. This is up to ten times less than for children of the same age in industrialized countries. This observation should prompt us to conduct more studies of…
Less than one-third of adults believe that kids are physically healthier today compared to kids in their own childhoods and fewer than 25 percent think children’s mental health status is better now.
Intimate partner violence is not uncommon among divorcing couples. Whether a woman experienced intimate partner violence during marriage — and the kind of violence she experienced — has an impact on how well she and her former partner are able to co-parent after separation. Researchers wanted to find out how co-parenting varies during the first year after separation for mothers who have experienced different types…
A new article spells out why children and teens are particularly sensitive to the sleep-disrupting impact of electronics.
In a new study, infants as young as 6 months old demonstrated that they can rapidly integrate learning, memory and attention to improve their search for faces in a simple scene.
Young bats adopt a specific ‘dialect’ spoken by their own colonies, even when this dialect differs from the bat ‘mother tongue,’ a new study shows. By offering insight into the evolutionary origins of language acquisition skills, the study calls into question the uniqueness of this skill in humans.
The etiology of a behavior, such as alcohol drinking, can change during adolescence and young adulthood. A new article explores factors of family and friend influences on youth and young adult drinking.