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Playing Parent

A five-minute role-play session with a doll shortly before the birth of a couple’s first child predicted the quality of fathers’ later parenting skills, reports a study in the Journal of Family Psychology. Researchers videotaped 182 expectant U.S. fathers during the third...

Expertise Versus Enthusiasm

Advisers with experience and expertise may sound good on paper, but in high-pressure moments people are more likely to choose advisers who are enthusiastic about them and their goals, suggests research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Researchers conducted five online...