Why Are Young Children Helpful?

Why Are Young Children Helpful?
In one study by Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello, published in 2008 in Developmental Psychology, they gave young children (around 20 months of age) the opportunity to help an experimenter who dropped an object. For helping, some children were …
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Is Mental Illness a Bigger Threat to Kids than Physical Illness?
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "One out of every ten children or adolescents has a serious mental health problem, and another 10% have mild to moderate problems." The National Institute of Mental Health has further reported …
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Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says
Children with anxiety may be distressed or reluctant to engage in new activities, and those with sensory problems may have trouble paying attention or participating in overstimulating environments," Micah Mazurek, assistant professor of health …
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A reliable environment fosters child's capacity for self-control
The so-called marshmallow test – one of the most fascinating experiments in child psychology – just got even more interesting. In studies first conducted in the 1960s, researchers presented children with a marshmallow and told them if they could resist …
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