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The Influence of a Mentor Presence on a Mentee’s Behavior

Braun, T. & von Oertzen, T. (2021).  Empathy, cognitive functioning, and prosocial behavior in mentored children. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2021, 41– 57. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20409. Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: Youth mentoring has been popularized around the world. While most have relied on self-reporting, using other measures (such as objective skill […]

Helping Behavior May Mitigate Academic Risk for Children from Low-Income Neighborhoods

Armstrong‐Carter, E., Miller, J. G., Hill, L. J. B., & Domingue, B. W. (2021). Young Children’s Prosocial Behavior Protects Against Academic Risk in Neighborhoods With Low Socioeconomic Status. Child Development, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13549 Summarized by the Society for Research in Child Development Children raised in neighborhoods with low socio-economic status are at risk for low academic achievement. A […]

How Helping Others Can Help At-Risk People

According to a new study, even people who have committed crimes feel good when they give to others. By Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D., Greater Good Magazine Past research has shown that helping others has a wide variety of benefits: Being kind and helpful can make us happier, give us a sense of purpose and meaning, and […]

Mentoring organizations impact mentors, too

Ellison, R. L., Cory, M., Horwath, J., Barnett, A., & Huppert, E. (2020). Can mentor organizations impact mentor outcomes? Assessing organizational norms on mentor intent to stay and willingness to “go the extra mile.” Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22391 Summarized by Monica Arkin  Notes of Interest: While most youth mentoring research focuses on youth outcomes, […]