Category Archives: Science Daily


Jul

29

2019
The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

Even 3- to 5-year-olds know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words. Researchers found that when children encounter new nouns, they use what they know about these objects to help them figure out what these words mean, a type of sophisticated reasoning thought to develop much later.


Jul

25

2019
Scientists find clue to ‘maternal instinct’

Scientists find clue to ‘maternal instinct’

Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone and is important in the regulation of social and maternal behavior. The oxytocin system in the brain may be key to new treatments for many mental health disorders including postpartum depression. A biologist has discovered a group of cells that are activated by oxytocin in one area of female mouse brains that are not present in the…

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Jul

25

2019
Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions

Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions

When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. But a new study that involved observing teachers during class story times found that they asked few questions — and those that they did ask were usually too simple.


Jul

24

2019
Screen time no child’s play

Screen time no child’s play

Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under 2.


Jul

23

2019
New moms may be vulnerable to ‘sharenting’

New moms may be vulnerable to ‘sharenting’

Two related studies found evidence that women’s feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media — and those posts sometimes include their children’s personally identifiable information, such as names, birthdates, and photographs. The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children’s online privacy from commercial entities, as well as more parental education about the consequences…

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Jul

23

2019
Presence of hoarding symptoms does not negatively impact CBT response in youth with OCD

Presence of hoarding symptoms does not negatively impact CBT response in youth with OCD

Hoarding can often be a debilitating problem for adults and is often associated with poorer mental health functioning and response to treatment. For children however, that may not be the case. A new study reveals that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successful for youth with hoarding symptoms.



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