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Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Nadia Chernyak, University of California, Irvine; Peter Blake, Boston University, and Yarrow Dunham, Yale University Have you heard this tale? In ancient times, an escaped...

Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

Andrew J. Fuligni, University of California, Los Angeles No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance...

When can you buy a gun, vote or be sentenced to...

Laurence Steinberg, Temple University Societies have long grappled with where to draw the chronological age boundary between adolescence and adulthood. The United States stands apart...

For baby’s brain to benefit, read the right books at the...

Lisa Scott, University of Florida Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of...

How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood

Gail Heyman, University of California, San Diego Racial bias can seem like an intractable problem. Psychologists and other social scientists have had difficulty finding effective...

Babies can learn the value of persistence by watching grownups stick...

Julia Leonard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their...

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Will optimistic stories get people to care about nature?

Diogo Veríssimo, Georgia State University Nature doesn’t make the news often these days. When it does, the story usually revolves around wildlife on...