New System Shown to Improve Early Diagnosis of Autism

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a new system to screen and evaluate children for autism spectrum disorders. The primary care-driven system will be implemented statewide with … Read More

Having a Pet Dog Linked to Improved Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

Young children who grow up in households with a pet dog have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households that do not own a dog, according to new … Read More

What Makes Your Neighborhood Great May Be All in Your Head

A new study has found that what makes people happy with their neighborhoods has almost nothing to do with the neighborhood itself. “It’s all in our heads,” said Zachary Neal, … Read More

Nearly Half of US Teens Stalked or Harassed by Partners

A new study suggests adolescent relationships often include being stalked or harassed by a partner. Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers discovered 48% of 12 to 18-year-olds who … Read More

People With Insecure Attachment Styles More Likely to Play ‘Hard-to-Get’

Who is most likely to play hard-to-get? A new study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, investigated the psychological underpinnings of making yourself seem more desirable by withholding … Read More

Teen Use of Social Media for Social Support – Tips to Optimize Benefits

For parents, it goes without saying that youth are using social media to connect and support each other. The embrace of social media has been extraordinary among adolescents well before … Read More

Brief Prenatal Role-Play Predicts New Fathers’ Parenting Skills

A new study suggests a five-minute role-play done with men before the birth of their first child can predict the quality of their parenting after the baby arrives. The knowledge … Read More