Psychology & Psychiatry

Preschoolers use statistics to understand others

Children are natural psychologists. By the time they're in preschool, they understand that other people have desires, preferences, beliefs, and emotions. But how they learn this isn't clear. A new study published in Psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Toddlers appreciate good intentions, study finds

Researchers at Queen's University have discovered that toddlers as young as 21 months appreciate good intentions, and will do their best to reward the efforts of people who try to help them.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Shape perception in brain develops by itself

Despite minimal exposure to the regular geometric objects found in developed countries, African tribal people perceive shapes as well as westerners, according to a new study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

When preschoolers ask questions, they want explanations

Curiosity plays a big part in preschoolers' lives. A new study that explored why young children ask so many "why" questions concludes that children are motivated by a desire for explanation.

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