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New Study Suggests Adolescent Friendships Linked to Adult Health

Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard For most people, adolescence is a period of life marked by intense friendships, as well as a strong bias toward conformity. Fitting in with our peers is an urgent need, and we’re generally willing to damp down our individuality in order to do so. Newly published research suggests there is a […]

Talk about problems? Boys say why bother.

U. MISSOURI (US) — Boys avoid discussing problems not because of some sense of embarrassment, but because they believe that doing so is a waste of time, according to a new study. “For years, popular psychologists have insisted that boys and men would like to talk about their problems but are held back by fears […]

Two Days Later: Adolescents’ Conflicts With Family Spill Over to School, Vice Versa

Summarized from Child Development, Family Conflict, Mood, and Adolescents’ Daily School Problems: Moderating Roles of Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms by Timmons, AC, and Margolin, G (University of Southern California). Copyright 2014 The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc. All rights reserved. The lives of adolescents at home and at school may seem quite separate, […]

Social 20-year-olds are more satisfied at 50

Posted by Monique Patenaude-U. Rochester on July 24, 2015 The quantity of social interactions a person has at 20—and the quality of social relationships that person has at age 30—may increase well-being later in life and perhaps help people live longer. “In fact,” says Cheryl Carmichael, the study’s lead author, who conducted the research as a […]

How teachers (and mentors) can help shy kids learn

Posted by Rachel Harrison-NYU on September 24, 2014 Researchers find that an evidence-based intervention helps shy children, who are often at risk for poor academic achievement, become more engaged in class work, and in turn improve their math and critical thinking skills. Shy children are described as anxious, fearful, socially withdrawn, and isolated. In the classroom, they […]

Kids learn better when they manage their moods

Posted by James Devitt-NYU on May 21, 2014 Kindergartners and first graders from low-income families showed gains in math and reading after taking part in a program that helps them learn to manage emotions. Earlier studies suggest that poverty can affect a child’s readiness to start school, both emotionally and academically. Researchers tested an intervention […]