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Profiles In Mentoring: Dr. Edmond Bowers reflects on PYD, understanding youth success across contexts, and how technology can better the world

    Today we’re pleased to bring you our interview with Dr. Edmond Bowers, an associate professor of Youth Development Leadership at Clemson University. Dr. Bowers received both B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Prior to arriving at Clemson, […]

Phone in pocket, youth mentoring research.

Ambulatory Assessment may be an answer to engaging ‘hard to reach’ youth in research

By Dr. Bep Uink, Society for Research on Adolescence Editor’s Note: In mentoring research, acquiring representative, diverse, samples is very important. Dr. Bep Uink (Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University, Perth WA, Australia) discusses success to date using Ambulatory Assessment through smartphones to increase the participation of Indigenous youth, who are often underrepresented in research. She […]

Kids on smartphones. Researchers are curious whether kids are aware of their rights in research done through technology.

The rights of adolescents as research participants in a digital age

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 […]

NY Times: Digital media upends the mentoring relationship for one editor

Written by Phyllis Korkki, NYTimes How on earth did I become an “older worker?” It was only a few years ago, it seems, that I set out to climb the ladder in my chosen field. That field happens to be journalism, but it shares many attributes with countless other workplaces. For instance, back when I […]

APA’s new survey on stress and technology use has implications for mentoring

Written by Justin Preston Last week the American Psychological Association (APA) released the second part of their findings from their 1oth annual Stress in America survey. While the first part of the findings dealt with changing national politics, the economy, and other topics (see below for a link to the report on these findings), we […]

Avoiding the electronic communication trap for teens: An opportunity for mentors

Nesi, J., Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2016). Technology-based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships: A preliminary investigation, Journal of Research on Adolescence Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12274 Summarized by Benjamin Alford Introduction: With the convenience and growth of technology in the lives of individuals around the […]

My book is not anti-technology. It’s pro-conversation: A conversation with Sherry Turkle

By Ariana Huffington, Huffington PostSherry Turkle is Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, and her new book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age cements her status as one of our pre-eminent thinkers on the ways technology impacts on our lives. In answer to my questions, she […]

Meet the new Society for Research on Child Develoment President, Dr. Ron Dahl

The new President of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) describes the many dramatic changes since today’s 20 somethings were born and how developmental science is exploding! Excerpt from Professor Dahl’s letter to SRCD. “The rapidly-changing face of children’s daily experiences around the globe… This is one of the greatest challenges facing our field […]

Mentoring and Egocentrism: Do people overestimate their ability to provide emotional support over email?

Kruger, J., Epley, N., Parker, J., & Ng, Z. (2005). Egocentrism over e-mail: Can we communicate as well as we think?. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 89(6), 925-936. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.89.6.925 summarized by Evan Cutler, Assistant Director, Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring  Introduction: Kruger, Epley, Parker, & Ng (2005) conducted five studies to explore how people communicate with a […]

New study highligts benefits of connecting with youth through technology

by Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow While some family members and educators fear the potential dangers that can come with teens navigating the digital world, one researcher has found that the proliferation of personal devices in the hands of teens might not be so bad. On Friday, Candice Odgers, director of the Center for Child and […]