Category Archives: Children

Mothers’ personality traits and the climate for creativity they build with their children

Parents’ attitudes, behaviors, and traits are significant predictors of their children’s creative ability. Not much is known, however, about intentional actions taken by parents to develop and support children’s creativity. Based on a literature review and a pilot study (Kwaśniewska … Continue reading

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Social Cognition in Childhood

‘Social cognition’ refers in very general terms to thinking about people, knowledge of people, and the social world, as well as to social processes in cognitive development. That is, it is a term that is used to refer both to the nature or content … Continue reading

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Poorer children’s summer holiday experiences linked with worse mental well-being

For most children and young people, the school holidays are a time to have fun with friends and family, and do everything they might not be able to do during term time. As one of the world’s richest economies, you … Continue reading

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Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children

Emotion allows us to mark things in our world as good, bad, or indifferent, and thus facilitates choice. Most of what we deem wisdom is actually a result of cultivating awareness of our emotions and what we have learned from … Continue reading

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Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young Children

Book – “Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young Children” shows how each of us can promote creativity in children. It explores the journey children take in developing their creativity, and helps child care students and practitioners to nurture creativity … Continue reading

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Fairytales and what they offer children

My view on this is quite simple: It’s all about the starting point that fairytales are made-up stories, written almost always as a way of exploring the shadow side of human nature and behavior. They are useful because they can … Continue reading

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Children’s creativity as a manifestation and predictor of their wisdom

Wisdom is typically associated with the post-formal period of human development and as the result of vast amounts of human knowledge, life and professional experience. Thus, people are surprised by such questions as ‘Can one learn wisdom?’, or ‘What signs … Continue reading

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Young Children’s Development of Fairness Preference

Fairness is one of the most important foundations of morality and may have played a key role in the evolution of cooperation in humans beings. As an important type of fairness concern, inequity aversion is the preference for fairness and … Continue reading

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Children’s Expectations and Understanding of Kinship as a Social Category

In order to navigate the social world, children need to understand and make predictions about how people will interact with one another. Throughout most of human history, social groups have been prominently marked by kinship relations, but few experiments have … Continue reading

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La crisis del patriarcado – el hombre está más perdido que la mujer

Una conversación   con el psicólogo Francisco Peñarrubia sobre la relación entre padres e hijos, las figuras de autoridad (o su ausencia) y la siempre difícil búsqueda de la felicidad. El modelo patriarcal ha hecho muy infelices tanto a hombres … Continue reading

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