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Meet the Editor of Clinical Psychological Science

August 1, 2012
His name may not appear in bold face in a celebrity magazine, but for students and seasoned professionals alike, Alan E. Kazdin inspired some of the same awestruck reactions as the arrival of a rock star. Cameras appeared. Fans gathered.
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How To Talk to Your Kids About the School Shooting

June 12, 2012
What do you say to your elementary-school-aged children about the mass slaughter of children at an elementary school? People should be ready to respond honestly to their children’s question, but at the level they are asked and with the minimum of detail necessary.
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Joyful Parenting

May 8, 2012
I am exhausted from the middle of the night "Will she or won't she throw up?" session. She did not, but still, it's probably not the perfect time to ask myself if I'm parenting from a place of joy or a place of fear.
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More TV, Less Self-Esteem, Except for White Boys,” ABC News

May 5, 2012
Researchers from Indiana University surveyed close to 400 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12, of whom...
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Teaching Children Independence: It’s All About the Next Time

March 13, 2012
UCLA researchers studying middle-class families find that U.S. kids tend to be dependent on their parents for tasks they can do themselves, as WSJ reports, but when does leaning on a parent become problematic and how can parents teach kids to be more independent?
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Punishment without Spanking

November 5, 2011
Noël Plummer can't imagine making a conscious decision to inflict physical pain on her 8-year-old daughter as a punishment. She's only slapped her daughter once, without thinking, when her then-5-year-old was having an enormous tantrum.
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Tantrum Tamer: New Ways Parents Can Stop Bad Behavior

November 5, 2011
Forget everything you may have read about coping with children's temper tantrums. Time-outs, sticker charts, television denial—for many, none of these measures will actually result in long-term behavior change, according to researchers at two academic institutions.
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A Yale Psychologist Calls for Radical Change in Therapy

September 13, 2011
Dr. Alan E. Kazdin contends that treatments for mental health issues have made great strides over the last few decades, but the problem is that these evidence-based therapies aren’t getting to the people who need them.
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Pop Songs: Bad for Babies?

September 6, 2011
I can count on one hand the number of children’s songs I know. There are, of course, the ABC’s song, “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and … uh… does Guns and Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine” count? Yes, I know I should learn more, but for the time being, my playtime singalongs and nighttime lullabies to my son tend to lean more toward the top 40 than “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (hey, there’s another one!) A little One Republic here, a little Adele there … what’s the harm, right?
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Fighting In Front of Kids

November 11, 2010
Juju Chang on how arguing in front of your kids affects their development.
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