Psychology & Psychiatry

Spanking Can Make Children More Aggressive Later: Study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Children who are spanked frequently at age 3 are more likely to be aggressive when they’re 5, even when you account for possible confounding factors, according to a new study co-authored by Tulane University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human infants capable of advanced reasoning

(Medical Xpress) -- Recent research reported in PhysOrg showed that babies seem to be able to distinguish right from wrong even at the age of six months, and consistently choose helpful characters over unhelpful ones. Now ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study listens in on speech development in early childhood

If you've ever listened in on two toddlers at play, you might have wondered how much of their babbling might get lost in translation. A new study from the University of Toronto provides surprising insights into how much children ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parent-child play therapy relieves depression in preschoolers

(PhysOrg.com) -- A form of play therapy between parents and their toddlers can relieve depression in preschoolers, according to child psychiatry researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Visual pattern preference may be indicator of autism in toddlers

Using eye-tracking methods, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that toddlers with autism spend significantly more time visually examining dynamic geometric patterns than they ...

Health

Report: Fight fat even in toddlers, preschoolers

(AP) -- A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? Contrary to popular belief, children don't usually outgrow their baby fat - and a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too ...

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