Development · Education

Cultural Differences in Young Children’s Learning and Teaching

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Sunae Kim at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary. Much of what we know—for instance, science, history, and language—is learned through the experience of others. Children particularly have to rely upon others for most of their learning.  In the field of Developmental Psychology, researchers have asked whether young children are selective… Continue reading Cultural Differences in Young Children’s Learning and Teaching

Development

The Long-term Impacts of Parents’ Income on Children’s Brain Development

This is an invited research digest by Dr. Monica Ellwood-Lowe of Stanford University. A number of studies have shown that the hippocampus, a brain region that is particularly sensitive to stress, is smaller in children who grow up in homes with fewer economic and educational resources. The hippocampus is nestled deep in the brain, critical for… Continue reading The Long-term Impacts of Parents’ Income on Children’s Brain Development

Education

The Study Blues: Impact of Academic Stress on Immunity

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Viktoriya Maydych, Dr. Maren Claus, Dr. Thomas Kleinsorge, and Dr. Carsten Watzl at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund, Germany. Almost everyone feels nervous or anxious when preparing for and taking an exam. Indeed, outcomes of exams are associated… Continue reading The Study Blues: Impact of Academic Stress on Immunity

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Mediates the Physiological Markers of Stress

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Michaela C. Pascoe of Australian Catholic University. Meditation is a popular form of stress management, and some research shows that it can be helpful in decreasing how stressed we feel when faced with challenges. Many of these studies that have looked at physiological markers of stress… Continue reading Mindfulness Mediates the Physiological Markers of Stress

Pregnancy

Your Baby’s Developing Brain

Are you pregnant or thinking about starting a family? Do you want the best start possible for your baby, providing them with natural brain development? Do you want to make sure your own mental health won’t have a negative impact on your baby’s developing brain? In this fascinating, well-researched and informative series, Your Baby’s Developing… Continue reading Your Baby’s Developing Brain