The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) is the largest interdisciplinary institute on New York University (NYU)’s Washington Square campus. The Institute aims to break new ground through support for rigorous research and training across social, behavioral, educational, policy, and health sciences.



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    Brain ScanThe Neuroscience and Education Lab (NEL) focuses on the development of self-regulation among infants, children, adolescents, and adults. (More About NEL)
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    Taking Playtime Seriously
    Children playingDr. Catherine Tamis-LeMonda and other experts who study play say that it is intrinsic to children’s natures, but still needs support and attention from the adults around them. (Read Article)

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