The Praise Paradox

Does praise actually raise children’s self-esteem and motivation? Research shows that it depends on how we phrase our praise.

Poverty and the Developing Brain

People love “Rags to Riches” stories—those sanguine tales in which someone who grew up in poverty manages to become extremely wealthy and professionally successful.

Babies and the Science of Morality

In his new book, Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom examines the concept of morality: its scope, its challenges, and what research into the moral lives of babies can reveal.