Elf-on-a-shelf and the ‘this is you as a baby’ Tiktok trend both involve tricking our kids. Can tricking your kids damage trust, or can it actually teach them something? And why do they believe us?
Einstein thought imagination was crucial.
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Are you good at changing perspectives? If so, it may benefit you in more ways than you imagine.
Even young children are very aware of whether they’re getting their fair share.
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Cognitive neuroscientists use brain imaging and behavioral economic games to investigate people’s sense of fairness. They find it’s common to take care of yourself before looking out for others.
What goes into all for one and one for all?
Where do the cooperative skills that hold together human societies come from and why don’t our selfish instincts overwhelm them? Evolutionary game theory suggests that empathy is a crucial contributor.
“No, I didn’t eat any cake.”
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
The development of an inclusive environment both at school and at home can help children understand and accept differences and reduce bullying.
As Pink Shirt Day approaches, early childhood educators offer practical strategies for parents and teachers to create an inclusive environment and reduce bullying.
It’s actually a big developmental milestone.
Psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
Don’t underestimate what I get about the world around me.
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A revolution in the tools and techniques developmental psychologists use to investigate kids’ knowledge and capabilities is rewriting what we know about how and when children understand their world.
It’s argued art helps people cultivate empathy.
Empathy is associated with being drawn to the arts, but do they actively promote it or merely appeal to already sensitive souls?
Many animals might show signs of mimicry or emotional contagion to another animal in pain.
While we need empathic skills to relate to others sometimes, too much empathy can be a bad thing.
I can’t see you, you can’t see me.
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Little kids cover their own eyes and feel hidden, even if they’re still fully visible. New research suggests this doesn’t mean children can’t understand others’ perspectives, as had been assumed.
Bonobo Jasongo at Leipzig Zoo has a hunch about what you’re thinking.
Realizing that others’ minds hold different thoughts, feelings and knowledge than your own was thought to be something only people could do. But evidence is accumulating that apes, too, have ‘theory of mind.’
Some argue that morality is everywhere, or maybe nowhere, in our brain.
There’s no single region in the brain responsible for all moral decision making. But neuroscience research has shown specific brain regions are involved when we’re faced with moral dilemmas.
Not so easy to beat me.
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