News – 2017-2018

Autistic Siblings and Vaccination Rates

A recent study by Professor Karen Dobkins finds that California kids with an autistic older sibling are less likely to be vaccinated. KPBS reports on this fascinating New England Journal of Medicine article.

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Kids Praised for Being Smart Are More Likely to Cheat

New research from Professor Gail Heyman finds that kids praised for being smart are quicker to give up in the face of obstacles, and are also more likely to be dishonest and cheat. Read more about these intriguing findings here.

EdX Course - "The Science of Parenting"

Professor David Barner launched a free, online course “The Science of Parenting” in mid-August on the edX platform. “My goal is to train students to reason about the science of parenting – how to be savvy consumers of science,” said Barner. On Sept. 7, Barner hosted an “Ask Me Anything“ live chat on Reddit about the course and parenting in general. Enrollment in the class is ongoing. Click here to read more! 


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