To be ravenous or to be social
Prosocial behavior, a voluntary behavior to benefit another, is an interesting concept from an evolutionary point of view. At first sight it may seem logical to be social.
Investigating the relationships between the immune system and the brain
Our research group is investigating the relationships between the immune system and the brain in humans.
Video-recording children with ASD in-home
Anne Kirby and colleagues studied sensory and repetitive behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 32 children with ASD participated.
Implementing Tailored Activity Programs
Tailored Activity Programs (TAP) have been shown to have significantly reduce behavioral occurrences in dementia patients and improve engagement and positive behaviors.
Understanding adolescent emotions
How are adolescents’ emotions socialized by mothers and close friends? A recent study focuses on dealing with depression in adolescence.
What, Why and How to learn in a museum
Although children can learn a great deal on their own, conversations with parents have a big influence on the content, recall and transfer of what they learn.
Positive Behavior Support: Good behavior can be learned
With the observed increase in pediatric obesity in recent years, a child’s family, particularly his parents, may influence eating behavior, diet, and physical activity through their parenting and food choices.
Ladybugs and lacewings do not spy on their prey’s alarm pheromone
Leaf sucking creatures like plant aphids are common and can cause considerable damage to plants. Therefore, quite a lot of effort is made to control these tiny creatures.
Three examples of autism research studies
Knowledge is the key to developing a better understanding of autism. Researchers often observe and code behavior in combination with other research methods.