Gender and Politics, Baby's First Word, Children Bad at Hiding
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1098
- Jan 26, 2017 5:00 pm
- 2:22:24 mins
Masculinity, Femininity, and American Political Behavior (18:43) Dr. Monika McDermott is a Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and author of Masculinity, Femininity, and American Political Behavior. Professor McDermott is also a survey research practitioner who has conducted election surveys at the Los Angeles Times Poll, the CBS News Election and Survey Unit, and the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut. Do you ever wonder how gender plays into politics? What is the benefit of a president who is more masculine or more feminine? Dr. McDermott shares the research. How to Predict a Baby's First Word (1:04:18) Dr. Linda Smith is a Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. Dr. Smith is the author (or co-author) of more than 100 publications on cognitive and linguistic development in young children. Whether it’s mama, baba, or dada, parents tend to place a lot of weight on a baby’s first words. After all, it is miraculous that infants eventually make the connection between sounds they hear and the meanings behind them. Dr. Linda Smith shares a recent study of hers might help you predict your baby’s first words. Caitlin Thomas: How to Stay Warm (1:28:26) For most people across the US right now the snow is coming DOWN. At least for us here in Utah, the snow is piling up all over our neighborhoods, roads, and parking lots. So, how can we stay warm and stay healthy? Well, Caitlin Thomas is here with us this morning to share some new ways to stay warm this season that maybe you haven’t even thought of yet. Why Children are Bad at Hiding (1:56:45) Dr. Henrike Moll is an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology at University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her study deals with social cognition in infancy and early childhood. Her work is particularly concerned with the emergence of joint attention and the question of how children come to learn that objects (things, events etc.) can be viewed from different perspectives and can be placed under various concepts. Young children across the globe enjoy playing games of hide and seek. There’s something highly exciting for children about escaping someone else’s glance and making oneself “invisible.” However, developmental psychologists and parents alike continue to witness that before school age, children are remarkably bad at hiding. Curiously, they often cover only their face or eyes with their hands, leaving the rest of their bodies visibly exposed. Henrike Moll talks more about this interesting topic in childhood development.