Designing a behavioral coding scheme to identify complex trauma
In order to contribute to the development of diagnostic tools and a better understanding of the effects of complex trauma, Ana Granados and her team proposed a new coding scheme and tested its validity.
How to study developmental psychology: methods, designs & tools
What should you consider when setting up a study in the field of development psychology? Read on to learn more about methods, designs & tools.
Early infant behavior development of hand preference
There are many reasons to study the development of hand preference in infants. For one thing, being left-handed can be an advantage in one-on-one sports such as tennis.
How to easily apply multimodal measurement during research with children
A child development researcher can encounter quite a few challenges when wanting to measure multiple data streams. How do you make that run as smoothly as possible plus integrate all data seamlessly?
Five studies showing the power of multi-modal data in behavioral research
The advantages of using multimodal data over a single modality are that it reveals deeper insights and also if one modality fails there can be enough redundancy in the data to still make sense of it.
Challenging play behavior: does it still exist?
Although children tend to spend more time indoor in sitting activities, they need feelings of exhilaration for behavioral development. Researchers investigated how risky play behavior can be encouraged.
How does handedness relate to infant language development?
Developing motor skills appears to be related to language abilities. The research team of Sandy Gonzalez investigated whether consistency in handedness predicts receptive and expressive language.
Observing and analyzing repetitive movements in infants to detect autism
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.
The role of mimicry in the development of social communication
Children learn from interacting with others, especially their parents. For example, reproducing the emotions that others express is part of that.
4 recent blog posts about understanding autism spectrum disorder
Our understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has developed a great deal over recent years, but there is still much work to be done.