How do children decide what’s fair?

Should a teacher reward a whole class for the good deeds of one student? What about the other side of the discipline picture: should a whole class be punished for the misdeeds of just a few students?

18 hours ago

by Craig Smith, University of Michigan

UQ researcher heads to Canada to study major cause of child psychological issues

University of Queensland (UQ) Associate Professor Deborah Askew will use her newly awarded Churchill Fellowship to visit urban First Nations communities in Canada and Alaska to learn more about a major cause of child psychological issues fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Major national study calls for overhaul of government policies around children at risk

A unique partnership between five philanthropic, business, not-for-profit and research organisations has resulted in a major national study, the first of its kind, which has found that an overhaul of government policies is needed to ensure at-risk children receive vital support services at a much earlier stage.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Under time pressure, employees will tell you what you want to hear, not what they think

If you want an honest answer, ask a question, and give the respondent enough time to think seems like a simple premise, but new research recently published in Psychological Science may give those in charge of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services pause for thought; how often do we ask a question, and need an answer straight away, or in line with a predetermined deadline?

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

The key to happier employees, researchers say, is a little kindness

Small gestures of kindness by employers can have a big impact on employee health and work performance, a team of international researchers has found.

9 days ago

by Freya Lucas