Psychology & Psychiatry

Fake news can lead to false memories

Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, according to research in Psychological Science.

Pediatrics

Don't Panic: How parents can deal with internet hoaxes

The latest parental panic on social media—over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks—elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children and taking advantage of online parental controls.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Attentive adults increase children's ability to empathise

For human beings to function socially, they need to be able to perceive, understand, and talk about others' mental states, such as beliefs, desires and intentions. There is no consensus among researchers as to when children ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study adds new evidence that infants track others' mental states

A brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people's beliefs. When 7-month-old infants in the study viewed videos of an actor who saw - or failed to see - an object being ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants recognize surprise in others before age 2

Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced professor Rose Scott.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Will to win forms at four years old

(Medical Xpress)—New research suggests children don't understand competitive behaviour until around the age of four.