Child Psychology News

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4/16/2010
Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys

Study found boys went for cars and trucks, while girls chose doll, teddy bear

4/13/2010
Kids With Rare Condition Lack Racial Prejudice

Children with Williams syndrome have no social fear and appear open, friendly to all, researchers say

4/9/2010
Kids Often Misled About Child Abuse

Parents warn of stranger danger but not relatives or friends, survey finds

4/4/2010
Dealing With Those All-Too-Public Tantrums

Don't let glares, stares tempt you to give into your child's meltdowns, expert says

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

2/19/2010
Teens Might Exercise More If They Think It's Fun

Promoting joy of physical activity beats teaching health benefits, study finds

2/10/2010
New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed

Suggested changes include not formally recognizing sex addiction, spotting those at risk for dementia

2/5/2010
Dopamine Levels in Brain May Determine Social Status

Having more of it linked to greater social support, researchers say

1/9/2010
Psychotherapy May Help Teen Girls Avoid Obesity

Focusing on interpersonal relationships stems weight gain, study finds

1/5/2010
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

12/24/2009
Video Games Could Boost Certain Thinking Skills

Accuracy, speed can improve depending on how product is designed, study shows

12/7/2009
Sex Talk Taking Place After the Fact

Parents, children need to discuss sexual matters sooner, researchers say

12/3/2009
Bullies May Intimidate Siblings, Too

Roles of aggressor, victim often play out at school and home, study finds

12/1/2009
Childhood Lead Exposure Causes Permanent Damage: Study

Long-lasting effects on brain seen by researchers using functional MRI

11/23/2009
Day Care Boosts Kids' TV Time

But children in home-based settings get far more screen time than those in center-based care, study finds

11/12/2009
Boys' Team Sports May Encourage Bad Behavior

Male high school athletes more likely to drink and fight than females, study finds

11/2/2009
TV May Increase Aggression in Toddlers

The more watched, the more aggressive the behavior, study finds

10/23/2009
Babies Spot Human Speech at 5 Months

They easily distinguish language from animal sounds, researchers say

10/14/2009
Dyslexia More Complicated for Chinese

Study uncovers combination of phonological and visuospatial deficits

10/8/2009
Half of U.S. Kids Assaulted Each Year: Study

Report calls for better ways to identify and treat young victims of violence

10/6/2009
Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction

In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

10/1/2009
Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Psychotic Symptoms in Kids

Study also connects heavy alcohol use to psychiatric disturbances

9/29/2009
Social Status as a Teen Predicts Health as an Adult

Research finds those at the top of the pecking order fared the best

9/26/2009
Teachers May Be Swayed by Child's Reputation

Opinions about parents affect how kids are perceived at school, researchers find

9/25/2009
Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies

9/25/2009
Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs

Experts believe corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being

9/16/2009
Better Day Care, Smarter Kids?

High-quality child care offsets deficits of poverty, study finds

9/15/2009
Early Spankings Make for Aggressive Toddlers, Study Shows

Kids spanked at age 1 also had worse performance on cognitive tests at age 3

9/7/2009
Single Parents May Do as Well as Two: Study

Family stability may be more crucial than dual parents for child's success

9/4/2009
Depressed Teens Continue to Suffer

Those with mild depression more likely to suffer major episode later, researchers say

9/2/2009
Kids Need More Than Sports for Positive Growth

Engaging in youth development programs produces caring, competent teens, research finds

9/1/2009
Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations

Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

8/20/2009
Teen Athletes Sleep Better Than Couch Potatoes

They also report higher energy during the day and greater ability to concentrate

8/14/2009
Kids of Deployed Soldiers Vulnerable to Stress

Study found one-third were at risk for psychosocial problems

8/12/2009
Experts Urge Cognitive Testing of Kids With Epilepsy

Underlying brain abnormalities may cause learning problems, study finds

8/8/2009
Good Planning Paves Way for Kid's Operation

Before your child undergoes surgery, follow these helpful tips

7/17/2009
Recession Takes Toll on Children's Health

National poll finds kids in poorest families feel effects most

7/17/2009
Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress

7/17/2009
Easy Baby or Fussy -- It May Be Out of Mom's Control

Gene, brain activity may determine child's temperament, study finds

7/16/2009
Teen Behaviors Stem From Genetics, Environment

When it comes to drinking and acting out, genes alone aren't destiny, study finds

7/15/2009
Ability to Consider Other People's Thoughts Grows After Age 6

Brain scan study sheds light on social development

7/15/2009
Younger Teens Really Do Care What People Think

The opinion of others is key to their self-image, study finds

7/10/2009
Stillbirth Not an Issue for Next-Born

No increased psychological risk for subsequent child: study

7/7/2009
Supplement Might Help Compulsive Hair Pullers

Amino acid may quell the urge, researchers say

7/6/2009
For OCD, Not Helping Might Be Best

Well-meaning assistance may do more harm than good, experts say

6/29/2009
Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

But researchers find supportive parents help keep abusive behaviors at bay

6/19/2009
Program Helps 1st Graders Stay Safe Long-Term

It cut odds for substance abuse, violence by the time they reached 5th grade

6/19/2009
Toilet Training Goes High Tech

Wetting alarm speeds up the potty process, researchers say

6/15/2009
ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids

But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

6/12/2009
Kids With Eye Condition at Risk for Poor Mental Health

Cause of association remains unclear, however, researchers say