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Recent news articles featuring Rochester Baby Lab research.

Jump to topic: Curiosity, Decision-making, Infant attention, Language learning, Lab and research methods

Curiosity

Nautilus:   Curiosity depends on what you already know   Feb. 25, 2016

ABC National Radio Australia:   We know it killed the cat, but there's still much to learn about curiosity   Nov. 10, 2015

CBC News:   Curious about curiosity? The science behind enquiring minds   Nov. 5, 2015

BNR Newsradio:   Waarom zijn we nieuwsgierig? (Why are we curious?)   Nov. 5, 2015

Decision-making

Time:   14 Factors That Affect the Decisions You Make   Oct. 2, 2015

Atlantico:   La maîtrise de soi, ça s’apprend à tout âge (et ça commence avec le test du chamallow).   Oct. 17, 2014

New York Times:   What Drives Success?   Jan. 25, 2014

New York Times Magazine:   We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.   Jan. 10, 2014

New York Times:   You’re So Self-Controlling.   Nov. 17, 2013

Science News:   Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower.   Nov. 17, 2013

Scientific American MIND:   A Marshmallow in the Hand: To predict success in children, look beyond willpower.   March 11, 2013

Discover Magazine:   Top Stories of 2012: #86 - Why Kids Make Rash Decisions.   Jan. 16, 2013

Psychology Today:   A Toasted Marshmallow (Test).   Jan. 2, 2013

Psychology Today:   Marshmallows, willpower, and reliability.   Oct. 24, 2012

U.S. News & World Report:   The marshmallow test revisited.   Oct. 24, 2012

New York Times:   Motherload Weekly Reader: Vampires, Park Slope, Men and Marshmallows.   Oct. 23, 2012

Newstalk Radio Ireland:   Moncrieff: Interview with Celeste Kidd.   Oct. 23, 2012

Wall Street Journal:   Daniel Akst’s Week in Ideas - Psychology: Mindful of Marshmallows.   Oct. 19, 2012

Psychology Today:   Kids’ willpower influenced by others’ reliability.   Oct. 19, 2012

Daily Mail:   Children are more trusting than you think.   Oct. 17, 2012

Science News:   Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower.   Oct. 17, 2012

io9:   Researchers revisit history’s most adorable psychological experiment, find something new.   Oct. 17, 2012

Wall Street Journal:   Self-control arises from nurture as well as nature.   Oct. 16, 2012

Popular Science:   New version of classic marshmallow experiment upends original conclusions.   Oct. 16, 2012

Slate:   Reconsidering the marshmallow test.   Oct. 16, 2012

CBS News:   New "marshmallow test" suggests trust matters.   Oct. 16, 2012

USA Today:   Updated 'marshmallow test' offers insight on kids' delayed gratification.   Oct. 16, 2012

Scientific American 60-Second Mind:   Helping your child delay gratification   Oct. 15, 2012

Washington Post:   A new take on the marshmallow test.   Oct. 15, 2012

Smithsonian Magazine:   The marshmallow test gets more complicated.   Oct. 15, 2012

Globe and Mail:   A reliable environment fosters child’s capacity for self-control.   Oct. 14, 2012

Washington Post (Wonkblog):   The marshmallow test revisited.   Oct. 13, 2012

Business Insider:   New marshmallow study challenges conventional thinking about willpower.   Oct. 12, 2012

TIME:   Marshmallow-ology: Why wait, when the better treat might never arrive?   Oct. 12, 2012

Boing Boing:   Marshmallow study and class.   Oct. 11, 2012

Mother Jones:   New Study: Delayed gratification not a winning strategy if researchers are big meanies.   Oct. 11, 2012

Infant attention

BBC News:   Babies' Minds: The Truth About Life and Death.   July 13, 2014

ABC News:   Babies have a learning “sweet spot”.   May 23, 2012

Boing Boing:   How much kid-stimulus is right?   May 23, 2012

CBS News:   The Goldilocks effect in babies.   May 23, 2012

Correio Braziliense:   Aprendizado na medida certa.   June 3, 2012

Daily Mail:   Babies filter out information they see as too complicated.   May 24, 2012

Daily Telegraph:   How to win the bored baby battle.   May 24, 2012

Discovery News:   Babies know what’s boring.   May 24, 2012

Good Morning America:   “Goldilocks Effect”: Babies learn when things aren't too complex, too simple.   May 24, 2012

Huffington Post:   Babies' attention span: Study explains the 'Goldilocks effect'.   May 24, 2012

New York Times:   Babies’ hunger to learn has a “Goldilocks effect”.   May 28, 2012

La Repubblica:   Fate attenzione, cari genitorii neonati a volte si annoiano.   May 26, 2012

Scientific American 60-Second Science:   Babies’ attention choices fall within Goldilocks zone.   May 23, 2012

Language learning

ABC News Radio:   Verbal crutches may help kids learn new words.   April 14, 2011

Daily Mail:   “Umming” and “ahhing” parents help their babies learn to speak.   April 14, 2011

Discovery News:   Uh and um may help children learn language.   April 18, 2011

Epoch Times Deutschland:   Sprechpausen steigern aufmerksamkeit von kindern.   April 19, 2011

Fox News:   Um, uh ... speech stumbles help toddlers learn new words.   April 14, 2011

Good Morning America:   “Ums” and “ahs” help toddlers learn language.   April 14, 2011

The Independent:   Parents who stumble over words may help children learn language.   April 15, 2011

Today Show:   Verbal fumbling can help kids learn language skills.   April 15, 2011

Naked Scientists Podcast:   Um, that's the way we learn.   April 17, 2011

New Scientist:   Baby brain expert: “Ums” and “ers” help children learn.   April 28, 2011

NPR:   Parents’ ums and uhs can help toddlers learn language.   April 14, 2011

Parents Magazine:   “Um” and “uh” can help toddlers learn new words.   April 29, 2011

La Repubblica:   Quelle “pause” del discorsoinsegnano ai piccoli a parlare.   April 18, 2011

Scientific American 60-Second Mind:   Our uhs and ums may help children learn language.   April 17, 2011

Scientific American MIND:   Hesitant speech helps kids, um, learn.   Oct. 11, 2011

Slate:   An uh, er, um essay: In praise of verbal stumbles.   July 26, 2011

Lab and research methods

CITY Newspaper:   Signs of intelligent life   Feb. 17, 2016

Nature:   The Big Baby Experiment   Nov 4, 2015

Democrat and Chronicle:   SEEDLingS Project led by Elika Bergelson.   Jan 26, 2015

Time Warner Cable News:   U of R Professor Lands Spot on 30 under 30 List   Jan 26, 2015

Local Local:   University of Rochester’s Baby Lab.   Oct. 16, 2012

Rochester Review:   Here’s Looking at You, Kid.   Sept. 1, 2011