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Understanding behavioral psychology with The Observer XT

What causes you to procrastinate, eat junk food, or form a habit? Questions like this, about the connection between our minds and our behavior, are studied in behavioral psychology.
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The New Jersey Families Study: unlocking the black box

Families are children's first teachers and home is their first school. Often we wonder or guess how such teaching is going. The NJFS, performed by the University of Princeton, offers insights.
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5 Animal blogs not about Rats, mice or zebrafish

The scope of measuring behavior goes beyond rats, mice and (zebra)fish. As behavioral experts we love to also highlight research in animals such as mites, elephants, dolphins and shrimps.
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The importance of measuring infant behavior for early diagnosis of autism

Most efforts to detect autism before the age of two rely on parental reports rather than infant behavior.
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The importance of a multi-method approach in infant behavior research

The study of infant behavior provides incredible insight into the field of psychology, developmental biology, neuroscience, and other social and life sciences.
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Using observational research to capture parent-child interaction

Researchers examined whether a combination of child and parental factors, such as the child's emotional temperament and parents' controlling feeding practices, influence food fussiness.
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How to observe adolescents and teachers in a classroom

Many researchers focus on classroom interaction to learn more about group dynamics, teaching behavior, and student engagement. One of the research methods used is behavioral observation.
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How horse riding and gardening improve quality of life for people with dementia

Quality of life is an important aspect of dementia care. Horse riding and gardening may provide positive emotional experiences and even enhance daily functioning.
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5 examples of infant studies

Researchers perform infant studies to properly monitor and understand all kinds of development factors. In this blog post, five examples of infant studies are highlighted.
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How does communication with strangers develop?

Various factors contribute to shaping social-emotional developmental trajectories, such as familiarity of the interaction partner, the child’s age, but also individual predispositions, such as temperament.