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Parental affection helps adoptive preschoolers develop empathy

[ 30 Sep 2015 ]

ANN ARBOR—Young children whose parents regularly provide warmth and positive reinforcement show more empathy for others and care about following rules, according to a new University of Michigan study examining adoptive families. Without that parental affection, children may become aggressive…

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Consumer confidence: Volatile stock prices and persistent job and income growth

[ 25 Sep 2015 ]

ANN ARBOR—The decline in optimism continued to narrow in late September as consumers increasingly concluded that the stock market declines had more to do with international conditions than the domestic economy, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of…