Topic: Child psychology

Genetics Play Role in Traits Related to Academic Success

July 12, 2016
Boy Studying

Character traits, such as grit or desire to learn, have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics, according to a psychology study.

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Ostracized Children Use Imitation To Fit In, Study Finds

Dec. 15, 2015
Ostracism

The threat of ostracism influences children to imitate group behaviors as a means of re-affiliating, according to psychologists at UT Austin.

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Coming Up with Explanations Helps Children Develop Cause-and-Effect Thinking Skills, Study Shows

April 22, 2014

Asking children to come up with explanations even to themselves enhances their cause-and-effect learning abilities, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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