Psychology & Psychiatry

Baby talk is similar all over the world

There are vast differences in early child-rearing environments across cultures. For example, the popular French documentary Babies, which documents the life of infants in five different cultures, depicts the multitude of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why everyone should know their attachment style

If you've suffered from anxiety, depression or relationship problems, a psychological theory called "attachment theory" can help you get to the root cause of your difficulties and give you a greater understanding of what's ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The harms of harsh discipline are softened by a loving mother

The use of harsh discipline of unwanted behaviour in children has long been controversial. Whether verbal (insults, disparaging remarks, threats) or physical (slapping/spanking), harsh discipline at all stages of childhood ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploration in toddlers activated by fathers

A new study has found that fathers give toddlers more leeway and that allows them to actively explore their environments, according to a new study on parent-child attachment published in Early Child Development and Care.

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