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January 20 and 26

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Does a child's understanding of self impact his social skills?

Have you ever wondered how a child develops a positive understanding of himself? Research* has shown a connection between healthy social skills,including positive relationships with others, and self-understanding.

 This study will examine children’s levels of self-understanding and social knowledge. Researchers will use puppets as they present two stories that include a dilemma or a problem, and the child will be asked to help the puppets solve the problems. Children’s responses will provide insight into their understanding of self and others.

This research will help us understand the development of children’s self-understanding and how it impacts their social skills.

This study is a collaboration between the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Alshaimaa Alwarmai of the MBE Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

One big problem with robots is that they crush things. This is not just in the “crushing all human civilization” sense, though. They literally crush things that they pick up, because they are metallic and hard. Also, they are not so good at knowing when to stop squeezing.

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