If there’s one question psychologists are always asking, it’s:
When will I be invited to the Academy Awards?
For Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Psychology Department at Temple University, the answer was: this year! Her son Benj Pasek was nominated for Best Original Song, for La La Land’s “City of Stars.” And when he won the Oscar, he thanked his mother—who was there in the audience—in a very moving speech.
Dr. Hirsh-Pasek’s research examines the development of early language and literacy, as well as the role of play in learning. With her long-term collaborator, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, she recently published Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children.
To read an interview with Drs. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek about their book, click here.
Congratulations, Benj, and to Kathy!