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Early Intervention Can Improve Low-Income Children's Cognitive Skills and Academic Achievement
National Head Start program conceptualized while psychologists were beginning to study preventive intervention for young children living in poverty.
Even A Bit of Lead Is Bad For Kids' Psychological Development
Superman couldn't see through lead, but doctors and psychologists did, exposing lead's damaging effects on children's psychological development.
Facilitated Communication: Sifting the Psychological Wheat from the Chaff
If psychological research does not always give us hoped-for answers, it does help us sift potent reality from wishful thinking and focus our energy on real solutions.
Have Your Children Had Their Anti-Smoking Shots?
Attitude Inoculation dramatically reduces teenage smoking rates.
Lessening PKU's Damaging Effects on Children
Much of the neurological havoc wreaked by the rare genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) can be prevented through early, thorough, and continuous care.
Massage Therapy May Heal What's Ailing You--and Your Preemie
A caregivers' touch can put preemies on the road to normal development and also relieve adults' suffering.
Playing Make-Believe Prepares Kids for the Real World
"No playing until you've finished your homework!" We've all heard that before. New research suggests, though, that imaginative play actually increases children's academic success.
Problem-Solving Program Teaches Kids How To Use Their Heads Instead of Their Fists
The path to world peace may begin in preschool, when children learn how to think their way through interpersonal challenges.
School-Based Program Teaches Skills That Stave Off Depression
Roll over Prozac! Nipping depression in the bud by teaching thinking and problem-solving skills to children may be the wave of the future.
School Bullying is Nothing New, But Psychologists Identify New Ways to Prevent It
Systematic international research has shown school bullying to be a frequent and serious public health problem. But psychologists are using this research to develop bullying prevention programs that are being implemented in schools around the world.
Schoolyard Blues: Impact of Gossip and Bullying
Children who are shut out at school by gossip or physical or emotional bullying face more challenges academically and socially.
Teen Suicide is Preventable
Teen suicide is a growing health concern. It is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.
Undoing Dyslexia via Video Games
Psychologists and neuroscientists are using new techniques to identify the source of language and reading problems such as dyslexia in the brain and create neural processing exercises disguised as computer video games to significantly improve children's language learning and reading.
Violence in the Media — Psychologists Study TV and Video Game Violence for Potential Harmful Effects
Decades of psychological research confirms that media violence can increase aggression.