Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed blessing for children as they ...

A winning face depends on the culture of the voter

In this busy election season, what role does culture play in voter's minds as they view the candidates running for office? In a recent study of elections comparing candidate faces in the U.S. and Taiwan, researchers showed ...

Early prosocial behavior good predictor of kids' future

Kindergarteners' social-emotional skills are a significant predictor of their future education, employment and criminal activity, among other outcomes, according to Penn State researchers.

Engineers less empathetic, study finds

Are engineering students less empathetic than students in the caring professions? Yes, the findings from a study performed at Linköping University indicate that this is the case. The study comprises more than 200 students ...

Study: Children may be aware of popularity by 3rd grade

(Phys.org)—Children's social goals at the beginning of a school year may predict whether they'll be more popular – or less popular – by the end of that academic year, a new study conducted at the University of Illinois ...