Increased levels of dopamine release in the basolateral amygdala as a result of stressful situations during infancy could lead to lasting behavioral issues and social difficulties, a new study reports.
By the age of three, children are more likely to go along with what peers say in order to follow the crowd, rather than acting out of a desire to follow authority.
Contrary to popular belief, playing video games does not have an overall negative impact on the social development of boys. However, girls who spend more time playing video games at age 10 have weaker social skills than girls who spend less time gaming.
Researchers report spanking is related to lower social development of 3 to 4 year old children.
A new study reveals, contrary to popular belief, children with ASD are able to create imaginary companions. Imaginary friends, researchers argue, are an important feature in a child's emotional development.
Children born to either very young or very old fathers show more pro-social behaviors during early development, but lagged behind their peers born to middle aged dads during adolescence.
According to a new study, children of obese parents may face neurodevelopmental delays.
A new study as children get older, their moral evaluations of both lies and truths is increasingly influenced by whether they think this behavior will cause harm to either others or themselves.
Researchers have created a machine learning program that soured the entire human genome to predict which genes could contribute to ASD.
A new study reports children born prematurely show less interest in other people compared to babies born full-term.