Category: Developmental Science

News related to the Developmental Science program.

PBS Associate Professor Peter Blake discusses the factors that influence risk-taking by children

PBS Associate Professor Peter Blake discusses the factors that influence risk-taking by children. From the article: Some kids are risk-takers. Others tend to play it safe. Are these differences simply based on personality, or do children’s environments help shape their willingness to take a gamble? A new study from researchers in Boston University’s Social Development […]

PBS Announces Two New Graduate Research Awards for Research on the Psychology, Health and Well-Being of Minoritized Individuals or Groups

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that it has established two annual $2500 Boston University graduate research awards for projects related to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). The awards will support research on the psychology, health and well-being of minoritized individuals or groups. Two of these awards are offered […]

Kimberly Saudino and Nicholas Wagner Featured in The Brink

PBS Professors Kimberly Saudino and Nicholas Wagner were recently profiled in The Brink, discussing their work on emotional development in children. Interested in what your young child’s behavior could mean for their future? The article explores what early callous-unemotional (CU) behaviors might mean for your child’s adult behavior.

Mihaela Barokova Receives Fellowship Award

Mihaela Barokova, a doctoral student of Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg’s in the Developmental Science program, has been selected to receive a Short Term Summer Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship to support her travel and research in Bulgaria.  This award is in additional to her regular graduate funding. We congratulate Mia on receiving this competitive GRAF award.