UBC psych prof Dr. J. Kiley Hamlin: "Across two experiments with combined samples of more than 200 infant participants, we found that 9- and 14-month-old infants prefer individuals who treat similar others well and treat dissimilar others poorly." Popularization
at The Atlantic. Full paper
(Psychological Science, paywall). Researcher profile
Sure a baby has a swimming reflex but that doesn't mean watching them swim
isn't absolutely terrifying
Darren Karnick hands his infant to the presidential candidates
and photographs the results. The Daily Telegraph says the baby primary is a clear win for Obama
. The Boston Globe has more pictures of the candidates with kids
. And should you be embarking on a political career, don't forget to bone up on the Commandments for Policians Who Art Babykissers
, including such sound advice as "thou shouldst not drop babies thou art kissing, for surely, dropped babies will gain thee no votes."
For most of human history, infants have needed to stay in close proximity to their mothers simply to survive. The result? Most cultures developed and used some kind of soft baby carrier that straps
to the mother's or caretaker's body. Despite research
, doctor's advice
and celebrity endorsement
, American and European babies spend less time in arms
and more time in containers
than babies in more traditional cultures. Somehow, the concept simply picking up and carrying the baby continues to elude
many parents.(warning: music)
dumpster sticker says, Don't throw that baby away!
. Christine McGuire of the Santa Cruz county District Attorney's Office thinks it's a good idea.