To prevent violence, we need to prioritize children
October 12, 2017
Op-Ed from Dr. Koplewicz and Dr. Dodge
Developmental scientists have accumulated a great body of evidence that points, if not towards what motivated this killer, then towards why so many people grow up to commit acts of violence, great and small. This research offers a prevention approach grounded in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. This approach is also common-sense: how we treat our children when they are young determines how they will treat us when they grow up.