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By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
The agony of parenting can be letting go, while the hardship of parenting can be holding on. This is the abiding question: how to know when to do which?
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on March 17, 2019 in American Me, American We
How can we support racial unity without requiring uniformity in youth?
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
It takes a strong work ethic supported by basic self-disciplinary skills to successfully cope with college.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on March 01, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
When gamers play in “solo mode,” they show a suite of selfish attributes. When they're in “squad mode,” altruism emerges. Evolution helps us understand why.
By Christopher Bergland on February 27, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Pain drives self-harm behaviors in a variety of ways depending on different individual characteristics, according to a new study.
By Devon Frye on February 22, 2019 in Brainstorm
Two new studies cast doubt on previously reported associations between digital technology use and adolescent mental health problems.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on February 19, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
It's important that parents provide a constructive perspective about failure.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 16, 2019 in The Moment of Youth
Leadership skills do not come naturally to most young people. Parents can foster these skills by giving children a safe, nurturing environment in which to practice.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
Anniversaries of traumatic events can be challenging. Here are five actions that could help.
By Christopher Bergland on February 14, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Contrary to popular assumptions, new research suggests that playing violent video games is not associated with adolescents' aggressive behavior.
By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Finding the Next Einstein
What happens when you randomly expose underrepresented students to college visits and allow them to set foot on and experience campus?
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in Culture Conscious
By forgoing traditional markers of adulthood, like driving, having a job, and getting married, young people can put off "adulting" for a few more years.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on February 04, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
To the degree that people "judge a book by its cover," adolescents can value themselves and feel valued by others according to the "cover" of physical appearance.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
Teenage sleep is a unique time in the sleep lifecycle—and the amount of time teens sleep has been on the decline for decades.
By Elizabeth Jeglic Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Understanding the stages of sexual grooming can help protect a child from sexual abuse.
By Mitch Prinstein Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Modern Teen
There are two different types of popularity. Which one do you want?
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Learning about love is not taught in the classroom, but through young life experience and the lessons can have abiding value.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 06, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
A youth was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for a friend's overdose.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on December 28, 2018 in Finding Purpose
These are scary and exciting times. All the world’s knowledge is in your child’s pocket. Here's how to instill perspective, curiosity, motivation, and critical thinking.
By David Rettew M.D. on December 27, 2018 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
A recently published review paper summarizes what is currently known about the potential risks and benefits of caffeine use in youth.
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on December 25, 2018 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
Many more negative than positive articles about sex have been published in four major journals since the 1960s. What explains the negativity bias in sex research?
By B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., Anthony Rostain M.D. on December 17, 2018 in The Stressed Years of Their Lives
A recent APA survey confirms that 90% of Generation Z is "stressed out." With rising rates of anxiety and depression in youth, we explore the causes and offer tips to cope.
By Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Gender and Schooling
Rolling back funding for sexuality education harms adolescents across America.
By Richard Stephens Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Artists vs. Psychologists
New research finds flipping the bird is not equivalent to vocal swearing when it comes to pain relief
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on December 09, 2018 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is the latest target of the online outrage machine. But the Twittersphere's reaction is encouraging.