Health

Team finds daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children

Sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today offer the first research results showing that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory. Children who napped performed significantly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Developmental psychology: Friendship wins out over fairness

When children decide to share, the giver's relationships with the pool of recipients determine who gets how much. They will give more to a wealthy friend than to a needy stranger - at least in cases where wealth is measured ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Preschoolers learn from math games—to a point

What is the best way to help poor schoolchildren succeed at math? A study co-authored by researchers at MIT, Harvard University, and New York University now sheds light on the ways preschool activities may—or may not—help ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young children quickly adopt ritualistic behavior, study shows

(Medical Xpress)—Although rituals such as shaking hands or saying, "bless you" after a sneeze don't make practical sense, these arbitrary social conventions give people a sense of belonging in a particular social group. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Concussion can alter parent-child relationships

The incidence of concussion is particularly high in the preschool years - up to around 2% of children aged 0 to 5 years per year. A study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine mother-child research hospital (affiliated with ...

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