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News tag: child development


Brain mechanism for children acting generously discovered

19 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Human brain seems to have the wiring needed to make children show their generosity, new study shows. Developmental neuroscientists from University of Chicago found specific brain markers that indicate generosity in children. Such neural markers seem to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. The paper is published…


Punishment fails to encourage kids tell the truth

10 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
As parents, we encourage our children to speak the truth. But when they do not, parents should not threaten them. A study involving 372 children aged four to eight found that children were less likely to state the truth if they were afraid of being punished than if they knew…


Drinking during pregnancy impacts first-graders more than expected

28 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy has been prohibited for a long time, but recent studies noted that one in 20 U.S. children have health or behavioral problems stemming from being exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. According to the study, between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have a form of…