Psychology & Psychiatry

Can white kids grow up to be black? Some preschoolers think so

White preschoolers often believe a person's race can change over time. In fact, these 5- to 6-year-olds may think they can grow up to become a black adult, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Genetics

Removing race from human genetic research

A group of scientists are urging their colleagues to take a step forward and stop using racial categories when researching and studying human genetics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The ever-expanding definition of 'diversity'

(Medical Xpress) -- Diversity has become a goal for all sorts of institutions—but what it means may depend on who you ask. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The liberating effects of losing control

Self-control is one of our most cherished values. We applaud those with the discipline to regulate their appetites and actions, and we try hard to instill this virtue in our children. We celebrate the power of the mind to ...