Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Comic "One Big Happy" Illustrates Psychology Research

See Here’s How: ‘The Myth of the Spoiled Child’ and ‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Lenore Skenazy reviewed two books on raising children in the NY Times. Snoopy has shown psychological insights, too. Here is the relevant passage:
"Another researcher (and most anybody who’s ever been to a playground) found that when fathers play with their children, they generally do more rough and tumbling, and challenge them more. Kids love this! “Two-year-olds who wanted to play sought out their fathers more than their mothers,”"
 This comic illustrates that idea and it appeared in my local paper on the same day as the Times book review.