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Child Psychology News
December 7, 2019

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New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long ... read more
How did the almost 6,000 languages of the world come into being? Researchers have tried to simulate the process of developing a new communication system in an experiment -- ... read more
Children's average daily time spent watching television or using a computer or mobile device increased from 53 minutes at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes at 3 years, ... read more
Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often ... read more
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Cellphone Distraction Linked to Increase in Head Injuries

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise -- and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a new study ... read more

In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions

When they said their wedding vows, many of them promised to stand by one another in sickness and in health. But a new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the ... read more

Reflecting on Photos Helps Young Cancer Survivors Regain Confidence

Young cancer survivors face unique medical and psychosocial challenges that can hinder their ability to move on mentally and socially, even years after their final treatment. Lingering feelings of ... read more

Family Support Reduces Chance of School and Workplace Bullying

Having a supportive family environment makes school-age LGB children in the UK significantly less likely to be victims of bullying, according to new ... read more

Dogs Promote Page Turning for Young Readers

Reading in the presence of a pooch may be the page-turning motivation young children need, suggests a researcher. A new study examines the behavior of 17 children from Grades 1 to 3 while reading ... read more

Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis

Researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease ... read more

Increase in Calls to US Poison Control for Natural Psychoactive Substances

A new study found there were more than 67,300 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December ... read more

Children of Abused Mothers 50% More Likely to Have Low IQ

Children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child's life are almost 50% more likely to have a low IQ at age 8, research ... read more

Concussions in High School Athletes May Be a Risk Factor for Suicide

Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research suggests high school students with a history of ... read more

MRI Reveals Brain Damage in Obese Teens

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a new ... read more

Prenatal Opioid Exposure May Alter Brain Function in Babies

Connectivity in an area of the brain that regulates emotion may be altered in infants exposed to opioids while in utero, according to a new ... read more

Scientists Identify Underlying Molecular Mechanisms of Alexander Disease

Researchers are learning about the differences in the underlying biology of patients with severe and milder forms of Alexander disease, a rare neurodegenerative condition that is often fatal to young ... read more

Simulations Suggest Embryo Selection Based on Traits Like Height or IQ Is Still Far Off

The recent live births resulting from human embryonic CRISPR editing have heightened global concerns regarding 'designer babies.' Currently, the most practical approach to genetic ... read more

Skipping Breakfast Linked to Lower GCSE Grades

Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new ... read more

New Statistical Model Improves the Predictive Power of Standardized Test Scores

A study has validated a new statistical model that uses multiple standardized test scores over time to predict future academic performance. The dynamic measurement model accurately predicted academic ... read more

Evidence in Mice That Childhood Asthma Is Influenced by the Neurotransmitter Dopamine

Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine communicate with T cells to enhance allergic inflammation in the lungs of young mice but not older mice, researchers report. The findings ... read more

Boredom Is on the Rise for Adolescents, Especially Girls

New research has found that boredom is rising year after year for teens in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, with greater increases for girls than ... read more

Husbands' Stress Increases If Wives Earn More Than 40% of Household Income

Husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40% of household income but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that ... read more

Catatonia in Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, ... read more

Mechanism Connects Early Binge Drinking to Adult Behaviors

Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults. Blocking microRNA-137 helps to reverse or the lasting effects ... read more

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