The myth of over-scheduling: Engaging in organized after school activities in adolescence leads to positive outcomes in both adolescence and young adulthood.

Mahoney, J. L., & Vest, A. E. (2012). The over-scheduling hypothesis revisited: Intensity of organized activity participation during adolescence and young adult outcomes. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22(3), 409-418. Summarized by Carol Lee, University of Massachusetts Boston Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Introduction: Research has shown that organized after-school and extracurricular activities increase an adolescent’s […]