Teens sharing more on social media – Facebook waning – Twitter winning – A survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society has mostly good news about how teens approach privacy issues on social-networking services.
When to worry about kids’ temper tantrums — Distinguishing between preschoolers’ typical misbehavior and early signs of mental health problems – Temper tantrums in young children can be an early signal of mental health problems, but how does a parent or pediatrician know when disruptive behavior is typical or a sign of a serious problem?
Parents less likely to develop colds, Carnegie Mellon research shows – There is no question that being a parent is, at times, challenging both physically and mentally. However knowledge of the actual affect parenthood has on health has been inconsistent at best, until now. New research led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Sheldon Cohen and Rodlescia S. Sneed shows that being a parent influences health in a positive way.
Reality in the eye of the beholder — A Photoshop reality check – You know they couldn’t possibly look that good. But what did those models and celebrities look like before all the retouching? How different is the image we see from the original? Dartmouth Computer Science Professor Hany Farid and Eric Kee, a PhD student at Dartmouth College, are proposing a method to not only answer such questions but also to quantify the changes.
Fast-paced, fantastical television shows may compromise learning, behavior of young children – Young children who watch fast-paced, fantastical television shows may become handicapped in their readiness for learning, revealed by researchers in a recent study.
Research Shows 16-month-olds Infer Causes of Failed Actions — Findings have implications for learning strategies – Using a very small amount of statistical information, 16-month-old infants can distinguish between the influence of their own actions and the impact of the outside world, new research concludes. The findings, published in this week’s journal Science, give researchers insight into how infants integrate prior knowledge with a handful of statistical data to make accurate inferences about the causes of a failed action.
USC study found that it isn’t enough for couples to relax together for their stress levels to fall at the end of the day — Stress levels decrease for women when husbands help with housework – Men find it easier to chill if their wives are still busy and women prefer hands-on help: Their stress levels improve if their husbands chip in with housework, revealed by researchers.
Getting along with co-workers may prolong life, researchers find — But support from the boss has no effect on mortality – People who have a good peer support system at work may live longer than people who don’t have such a support system, according research published by the American Psychological Association.
Kinship Caregivers Receive Fewer Support Services than Foster Parents Despite Lower Socioeconomic Status – Children placed with a relative after being removed from their home for maltreatment have fewer behavioral and social skills problems than children in foster care, but may have a higher risk for substance use and pregnancy as teenagers.
Education Programs Could Increase Parent-Child Interactions in At-Risk Families – Parent education programs delivered through pediatric primary care offices appeared to increase parent-child interactions during infancy in at-risk families.