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Title: Kids Books May Cause Confusion About Animals

Kids Books May Cause Confusion About Animals

April 8th, 2014

Children who heard descriptions of animals behaving like humans were less likely to attribute to a real animal a newly learned biological fact than were… Go to Episode

Danger Explainers Convince Kids Better Than Do Edict Issuers

March 24th, 2014

Moms were better able to sway a child's perception of risk when they explained the reasons an activity was dangerous and its possible consequences rather… Go to Episode

Youth Gang Membership Affects Mental Health Later in Life

March 19th, 2014

Adults who had been members of gangs in their adolescence had poorer outcomes on a variety of measures, including physical and mental health, than those… Go to Episode

Infants Use Verbs They Know To Learn New Nouns

March 10th, 2014

Babies learning speech figure out what an object is by listening to others talk about what that object does. Christie Nicholson reports.   -- Read… Go to Episode