Topic: Child psychology

Improving Adolescents’ Social and Emotional Lives

June 8, 2017

School programs designed to improve adolescents' social and emotional lives should aim to create a respectful climate and allow adolescents more autonomy, according to psychology research.

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A Trust Gap May Hinder Academic Success for Minorities

Feb. 8, 2017

Losing trust in teachers during middle school could lessen students chances of attending college, according to psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin. 

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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

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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