When you quit in frustration, little eyes are watching and learning.
Persistence and self-control are valuable traits that can help kids succeed in school and beyond. A new study suggests infants can learn stick-to-itiveness by watching adults persist in a difficult task.
Our behaviour is far more selfish than we might like to believe.
Final year is stressful enough – without having to run 26 miles.
New research gives weight to Noam Chomsky's idea of a universal language ability.
Autism has become a default consideration for any child who struggles socially, behaviourally, or with sensory stimuli.
There are several problems with the recently released guidelines for diagnosing autism. But the fundamental issue is that we're striving for diagnosis first, and help later.
It is only nothingness … for ever and ever.
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It is possible to turn a fear of death into a motivational tool.
Modern life has removed real fear as an experience for most of us. But this basic animal emotion is crucial to the human experience
People’s minds can be fooled into experiencing both pain and pain relief.
New fathers can feel low, too.
Having a newborn can be rough, whether you're a mom or a dad. New research ties men's testosterone to their postpartum depression – with some surprising upsides for their partners.
The symptoms of 'schizophrenia' are very real, but experts are looking for a better way to define them.
Indigenous research participants described a connection to the land as fundamental to their physical, social, psychological and spiritual health.
One First Nations community stands out in northern Ontario, for its low rates of suicide and other mental health challenges. The residents say it's all about their connection to the land.
Who has the upper hand in this battle?
As we struggle to avoid temptations throughout the day, we often rely on willpower and self-control to back impulses. New research suggests a different way to think about this internal battle.
We make judgements of people by the way they move, even when we can’t see their facial features.
The way people move can give us a heads up on their mood or intention: it's called biological motion. Technology called 'point light displays' is helping narrow down what unique movements imply.
Oh please. There’s no wind on the moon.
Rational arguments and myth busting often won't help you change the mind of a conspiracy theorist. But there are other ways.
A child’s exposure to violence can lead to lasting physical, mental, and emotional harm.
It's important to understand the nature and extent of children's exposure to violence during general elections so they can be protected.
Who’s missing from this picture?
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.
FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship: Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China).
Even short-term exposure to negative stereotypes has detrimental effects on cognitive functioning.
When thinking about what causes depression it’s important to remember some depression is a normal mood state.
Some depression is caused by environmental factors, and some is biological.
Do women care too much about people to be suitable for certain roles?
Modern neuroscience doesn't support the idea that intrinsic differences between men and women are fixed and unchangeable.
People have diagnosed Donald Trump with all sorts of disorders — but is this ethical?
There's a fierce debate about whether it's ethical for mental health professionals to diagnose politicians they haven't personally examined.