Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort

For anybody who has learned about the system theory by Bronfenbrenner, this will not come as a surprise: Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort if they are to learn how to “thrive online,” according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. From the press release: Digital… Read More Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort

More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers

Executive function(s) is/are a hot topic for some time now, while there is still debate about what is and what isn’t included in the list of executive functions and if you can have a long-term effect. This new study looked at the correlation between EF on the one side and screen time and physical activity… Read More More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers

A positive study about screen time: watching TV with your child can help their cognitive development

We’ve known the benefits of reading together with your child for a long time now, so maybe this review study isn’t that surprising as it’s also all about the interaction between the parent and the kid. From the press release: A new study, published inĀ Frontiers in Psychology, has examined the impact passive screen use has… Read More A positive study about screen time: watching TV with your child can help their cognitive development

An important update to the Marshmallow Test: culture matters

We’ve known for some time that the original Marshmallow Test mostly happened with children from higher-income families. However, we describe in our new book about psychology that this limits how broad the results can be interpreted, although delayed gratification does seem to be linked to success in later life. This recent study adds insights to… Read More An important update to the Marshmallow Test: culture matters

Don’t underestimate young children part 212: Infants can make moral judgments on behalf of others

During the writing of our upcoming book, I started to be amazed by with very young children are capable of. This new study adds to this amazement as the researchers found that preverbal infants can make and act on moral judgments about antisocial behaviour in a third party. From the press release: For millennia, philosophers… Read More Don’t underestimate young children part 212: Infants can make moral judgments on behalf of others