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Join Sean Sanders as he interviews top researchers whose work helps us understand how we can best support children and adolescents so that they can thrive and reach their full potential.

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    • Social Sciences

Join Sean Sanders as he interviews top researchers whose work helps us understand how we can best support children and adolescents so that they can thrive and reach their full potential.

    Could playing video games impact learning ability?

    Could playing video games impact learning ability?

    What happens in our brains when we play video games? Does playing action video games influence social skills and emotional intelligence? What is the relationship between play behaviour and learning? Listen in as Sean Sanders finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Daphne Bavelier.

    • 13 min
    How does morality develop in children as they mature?

    How does morality develop in children as they mature?

    How does our morality change as we mature from babies into toddlers, and then into teenagers and young adults? Does social media play a role in moral development? Where do children learn about morality and why is this so important? Listen in as Sean Sanders finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Paul Bloom.

    • 10 min
    The role of early interventions in improving the lives of children

    The role of early interventions in improving the lives of children

    How has the study of early interventions led to an increased understanding of the importance of parental investment in child development? Can early childhood interventions have long-lasting effects on the lives of children? Could more reliable and comparable measures of child development improve interventions? Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Orazio Attanasio.

    • 14 min
    Understanding the adolescent brain

    Understanding the adolescent brain

    How does the brain change during adolescence? What influence do external factors, such as stress, have on the development of the brain during this critical period? What do we know about the effects of social deprivation on adolescent development and mental health? Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.

    • 14 min
    How do genes and environment interact?

    How do genes and environment interact?

    Can negative events in childhood modify our DNA? What do we know about the remarkable differences in individual reactions to stress? Is it possible to determine a child’s capacity for resilience by looking at their biology? Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Michael Meaney.

    • 19 min
    Understanding the effects of poverty on child development, with Greg Duncan

    Understanding the effects of poverty on child development, with Greg Duncan

    What unique viewpoints does an economist bring to the study of poverty and child development? Can we measure the consequences of early deprivation on child development and lifelong health? Could poverty reduction have an impact on a child’s brain development?

    Listen in as Sean finds out the answers to these questions and more with today’s guest, Greg Duncan.

    • 12 min

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