Child Psychology News

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2/6/2012
Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends

Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows

1/30/2012
Pets Help Women Cope With HIV/AIDS

Small study also found being a mother, worker, advocate made a difference, as did faith

1/16/2012
Teens of Lesbian Parents Appear Well-Adjusted

Teasing, stereotypes did not affect their quality of life, small study found

12/26/2011
Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

12/9/2011
Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool

These kids might benefit from early targeted help, researchers say

12/9/2011
'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression

Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

12/5/2011
Abuse in Childhood May Alter Teen Brain

Study found reductions in 'gray matter,' with changes differing by gender

11/17/2011
Talking About Size, Shape May Aid Math Skills

Preschoolers who heard, used spatial terms did better on tests, study shows

11/17/2011
Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features

Avoiding eyes could make it harder to determine others' emotions, study says

11/14/2011
Childhood Aggression May Predict Health Woes in Adulthood

But 'likeability' was linked to lower use of health services later on, study says

11/7/2011
When Dads Have Depression, Kids May Be at Risk, Too

But study doesn't confirm a cause and effect

11/4/2011
Mentoring Works Best When Adults, Kids Share Common Interests

Most programs aren't effective when the kids have really serious problems, researchers say

10/31/2011
Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence

Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds

10/20/2011
Teen Drivers Prone to 'G-Force' Errors, Researchers Say

Sudden braking, high-speed turns and other common mistakes contribute to higher crash rate

10/17/2011
Social Phobia in Teens Goes Beyond Shyness

Survey results negate common beliefs about this disabling condition

10/16/2011
Kids Can Be Tougher on Obese Peers

Study found this way especially true if children felt 'problem' traits were others' own fault

10/15/2011
Helping Teens Fend Off Attacks by Cyberbullies

Self-confidence and understanding how the Internet works may help head off problems

10/14/2011
More Children Visiting ERs for Psychiatric Care

Lack of mental health resources might drive the increase, study says

10/13/2011
Young Children Collaborate Better Than Chimps

Three-year-old kids preferred to solve problems together, unlike primates

10/13/2011
Smoking Pot Might Up Depression Risk in Vulnerable Teens

Kids with genetic predisposition have more symptoms with marijuana

10/13/2011
Why Johnny Won't Go to School

Kids plagued by physical complaints on weekdays may have a 'school avoidance' problem

10/9/2011
Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought

Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds

10/7/2011
Simple MRIs Safe for Children, Study Says

But health risks rise when sedation, contrast dyes are used, researchers say

10/4/2011
Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds

Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

9/28/2011
Teen Drinking Most Influenced by Friends of Friends: Study

The pals of your teenager's new love have significant impact, researchers say

9/22/2011
Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say

Adult interference may deprive children of needed challenges, not to mention fun

9/19/2011
Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes

Study finds higher risk for 'peer problems' at age 8 and 9

9/12/2011
When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May Persist

Prolonged mourning can lead to depression, impaired functioning, study says

9/4/2011
Many Autistic Teens Use School Mental-Health Services

More support needed when they make transition out of high school, researchers say

9/2/2011
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

Odds for delinquency rose when mother and son were in conflict, study found

8/30/2011
Mother's Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers

8/29/2011
For Kids, Natural Disasters Can Whip Up Worries

Experts offer ways to help children cope with news of hurricanes and earthquakes

8/22/2011
Abuse, Neglect in Childhood Linked to Depression in Adulthood

This kind of depression is also harder to treat, study finds

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/5/2011
Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study

Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

7/1/2011
Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Researchers say '4' is magic number for kids to really comprehend counting

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

6/21/2011
Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

6/9/2011
Preschool's Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds

After 25 years, kids enrolled in fulltime program had better life than children who were not, researchers say

6/2/2011
Divorce Can Hurt Kids' Math Scores, Friendships

Study finds children who fall behind in these areas may not catch up for years

5/27/2011
Violence Doesn't Make TV Shows More Enjoyable for Kids

Boys were especially turned off by violent cartoon characters, study finds

5/26/2011
Babies May Perform 'Pure Reasoning,' Study Suggests

1-year-olds showed ability to be surprised by counterintuitive events

5/13/2011
Teens Follow Mom's Lead on Tanning Beds

If mothers use indoor tanning, daughters are more likely to as well, survey finds

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/11/2011
Parents' Fighting Can Even Affect Infants: Study

Infants whose parents had more relationship 'instability' slept more poorly at 18 months old

4/3/2011
Pediatrics Group Offers Guidelines to Keep Young Campers Safe, Healthy

Involve kids in camp selection, get med check-ups and discuss homesickness beforehand

3/30/2011
Childhood Mental Health Woes Could Hurt Adult Romance, Finance

Study found more trouble with relationships, earning potential

3/25/2011
Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

3/17/2011
ADHD's Upside: Greater Creativity?

Focusing issues may actually help those with the disorder think outside the box, researchers say

3/7/2011
Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste

But if no characters are on the box, kids prefer product promoting health over sugar, study finds