Many people are fascinated by human behavior. Why do we act the way we do? How is our behavior influenced, or measured? And why is behavioral change so difficult?
Although children tend to spend more time indoor in sitting activities, they need feelings of exhilaration now and then for behavioral development. Researchers investigated how risky play behavior can be encouraged.
Within two specific populations researchers investigated the role of facial expressions on social interactions.
Would it help if your brother or sister is sitting by your side when you're in pain? Would that ease the pain, or provide some distraction?
Developing motor skills appears to be related to language abilities. Researcher Sandy Gonzalez and her team conducted a study to investigate whether consistency in handedness predicts receptive and expressive language.
To examine if a specific repertoire of repetitive movements was present in children with autism, researchers used home videos to code the behaviors of the infants.
Children learn from interacting with others, especially their parents. For example, reproducing the emotions that others express is part of that.
An observation or usability lab allows researchers to observe test participants unobtrusively, in an environment similar to the participant’s natural surroundings.
When you study human behavior, coding your data is the initial step to analyze data. Coding behavior enables you to evaluate your research questions and draw reliable conclusions.
Eye tracking is a technique which records what you are looking at. With more complex analysis, it can give all sorts of information about a subject's mental state.