Children of higher-educated parents are also more severely impacted by adverse events such as divorce or child abuse. This is the conclusion of the PhD research of Carlijn Bussemakers, who is defending her PhD thesis at Radboud University.
Social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Twitter encourage their users to scroll endlessly. But this doesn’t automatically imply that there is evidence of ‘doom scrolling’, in which the user’s endless scrolling is negative.
Nature can add something, especially in outdoor play areas where children can release their energy. This was observed by researchers in a study where over 1500 primary school pupils were asked to draw and analyse their favourite place to play outside
The National Stop Bullying Day will call attention to the fact that one in ten school pupils still suffer from bullying. Psychologist Yvonne van den Berg has designed a platform called 'Stoeltjesdans' to support teachers.
The Jacobs Foundation has awarded a grant of CHF 2 million (€1.9 million) to Professors Sanna Järvelä and Inge Molenaar at the University of Oulu, Finland and Radboud University, the Netherlands, to set up a global collaborative research center.
All over the world, parents sing songs and recite rhymes to their young children. Researchers have known for some time that this has a stimulating or calming effect on babies, but it turns out that babies are also sensitive to the language patterns.