By Iman Rastegari, Leah Shafer at Usable Knowledge For children to grow up and achieve their dreams — or identify interests and formulate dreams in the first place — they need to see what their aspirations might look like in practice. They need exposure to career pathways, continual mentorship, and a sense of belonging and […]
By Rick Woolworth, HBR Editor’s note: It’s easy to perceive a mentoring relationship, especially one in an academic or professional context as just that: professional. While a good mentoring relationship should lead a mentee towards their goals, the article below describes the importance of understanding the mentee in question holistically, extending the conversation beyond the […]
How teens’ brains respond to TV advertisements for fast food can predict what they are going to eat for dinner, according to new research. Editor’s note: How are the young people in your life affected by their diet? It’s common knowledge that a healthy, balanced, diet is associated with a greater sense of well-being and […]
By Amanda Cornwall, Inside Higher Ed So … I’m white, writes Amanda Cornwall. Can I be effective as a mentor to students from underrepresented groups? Very shortly after beginning a new administrative role in which my main job is to create programming to support Ph.D. students, I was given an exciting new task. The university […]
By Pat Harriman, Futurity An adolescent’s sense of their own family’s social and economic status is closely linked to that teen’s physical and cognitive health, according to a study of British twins. In fact, the adolescent’s perception of status was a more powerful predictor of their well-being and readiness for further education than their family’s […]
By Diana J. Meter, Utah State University for SRA Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a term used to describe the collection of data in real time while subjects remain in their natural environments. Many adolescence researchers are familiar with contemporary beginnings in social science research, such as when Reed Larson and Claudia Lampman-Petraitis signaled adolescents to record […]
By David Brooks, New York Times A few years ago, when I was teaching at Yale, I made an announcement to my class. I said that I was going to have to cancel office hours that day because I was dealing with some personal issues and a friend was coming up to help me sort […]
By Ted Alcorn, The Atlantic Where mistrust between communities and law enforcement runs high, can people with criminal histories bridge the gap? One afternoon in October, Abdul Malik was sitting just inside the entrance of a New York City Probation Department building in the South Bronx when he recognized a young man coming in and […]
By Tara Kuther, Society for Research on Adolescence Empathy is a trait that develops during adolescence. However, it seems that the course of development might be gender-specific. Empathy, the capacity to take another person’s perspective and appreciate their emotion, is thought to increase over the course of adolescence with advances in cognition and emotion. Some […]
By Nickolas Bagley, Youth Today “For many years, the nation has been on a positive trajectory reducing the number and rate of uninsured children. Having health insurance is important for children as they are more likely to receive needed services, have better educational outcomes, and their family is protected from the financial risks associated with […]
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.