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Bored Panda featured Dyson Professor Brenna Hassinger-Das in "50 Stupid Things Kids Did That Adults Just Had To Share (New Pics)"

12/15/2020

Bored Panda featured Dyson Professor Brenna Hassinger-Das in "50 Stupid Things Kids Did That Adults Just Had To Share (New Pics)"

To find out how children think and come up with the most incredible things we as adults would never think of, one has to look into the world from a child’s point of view. And it turns out, this is very different from the ways adults view the world around them. One of the driving forces in a child’s development is curiosity, which helps them to discover and try out new things and learn something about them. This early knowledge is something kids carry well into their childhood and maturity. Bored Panda reached out to Brenna Hassinger-Das, an assistant professor in the psychology department at Pace University, New York. Brenna explained that the job of children is “to play and learn.” But making ourselves time to be curious in whatever forms we can is something that adults should also work on throughout their lives. “Research suggests that it relates to satisfaction, happiness, empathy, and problem-solving skills,” the professor said and added, “we are always in need of refining the ways in which we view the world.”

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