Tag Archives: children

Pain research finds what you say in the first minute after a vaccine can be key in reducing a child's future distress

New study finds it’s not just what say, but when you say it that can keep preschoolers calmer during vaccinations TORONTO, July 13, 2021 – As we look forward to a fall with hopefully one of the most important vaccination uptakes of children in a generation, a new study provides insights to help parents with reducing […]

Study shows why younger children remember details but struggle with order of events

Findings add to knowledge of children’s eyewitness testimony TORONTO, March 17, 2021 – Children between four and five years old find it more difficult to remember time and the sequence of events than older children, a study by psychology researchers at York University shows. This is expected to be a particularly important finding as more children could […]

York U’s OUCH lab pain study links children’s fear of needles to parent behaviour

TORONTO, May 18, 2016 – More than half of children are scared of needles; York University researchers have found a strong connection between this fear in anticipation of a jab and their parents’ behaviour during infant vaccinations. Psychology Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell’s lab investigated factors contributing to the anxiety that preschoolers experience in anticipation of […]

Significant increase in concussions among Ontario children and youth: York U study

Toronto, Dec. 5, 2014 – The number of children and youth treated for concussions in both emergency departments and physicians' offices in Ontario increased significantly between 2003 and 2010, with falls, hockey and skating injuries identified as the leading causes of pediatric concussion, according to a new joint study out of York University and the […]

Rational thinking in children, adolescents increases with age: York U-led study

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 – Some types of rational thinking in children and adolescents get better with age and positively correlate with intelligence and executive functioning, according to the findings of a developmental study led by York University Professor Maggie Toplak. “The results are very exciting. Scientifically, they are consistent with what we are finding […]