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By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on August 07, 2019 in Rethinking Mental Health
When your parent is an authoritarian who bullies and tyrannizes you, what consequences can you expect? One is a lifelong difficulty with decision-making.
By Jennifer J. Brout Psy.D on August 02, 2019 in Noises Off
More research supports the theory that misophonia is a brain-based disorder.
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on July 26, 2019 in Inside Out, Outside In
It's paradoxical that despite many ways teens and young adults can connect, research finds that they are lonelier than any other age group. Loneliness is risky but can be helped.
By David Szwedo Ph.D. on July 16, 2019 in Teen Life
Who teens rely on for help, and when, may predict when they reach milestones of adulthood.
By Jennifer L Tackett Ph.D. on July 12, 2019 in The Game Changers
What is the key to our children and teenagers’ success? Looking for answers from personality science.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on July 08, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Loss of the adoring and adorable child's precious childhood can be a grievous one for parents who may fault the young person for the loss instead of normal adolescent change.
By Ty S. Schepis Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in Adolescents, Young Adults and Substance Use
From 2017 to 2018, vaping jumped from one in six to over one in four high school seniors. It isn't just nicotine, the liquid could contain THC and other marijuana compounds.
By Adam Price Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in The Unmotivated Teen
What does a pack of wolves have to teach us about raising boys?
By Elise M. Howard M.A. on June 18, 2019 in A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Therapy
You've heard of resident doctors, but an intern counselor? Here are some disadvantages to consider if your child's therapist is a student, too.
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on June 15, 2019 in American Me, American We
One way kids figure out what to think about race is through friendships, norms, and boundaries at school.
By Jennifer Raikes on June 12, 2019 in Hands Up
Do you remember when you first started pulling your hair or picking your skin? If you started in early adolescence, during summer vacation, you are not alone.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on June 07, 2019 in Close Encounters
Pressure from friends can influence who we date, how long we date, and how successful our relationships are—often in ways that are quite subtle.
By Devon Frye on June 05, 2019 in Brainstorm
The disproportionate increase in female suicide is alarming, researchers say, and highlights the need for new, tailored prevention strategies.
By Kathryn Stamoulis Ph.D. on May 29, 2019 in The New Teen Age
Four psychological persuasion techniques that sexual predators use to exploit their victims.
By Benjamin Oosterhoff Ph.D. on May 27, 2019 in Civically Engaged
How does the current U.S. political divide impact youth? Teens are either doubling-down on their political views or rejecting partisan politics.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on May 27, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Putting tasks off until later can become burdensome when future obligations pile up, while chronic delay may cause personal stress and aggravation in others
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on May 22, 2019 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
Early adolescence is a critical developmental period when experimentation with sexual feelings and behaviors often begins. Where is sex ed?
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on May 21, 2019 in The Human Equation
Being diagnosed as a psychopath can only happen once someone is 18. How should we handle teenagers who look and act like their grown-up counterparts?
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on May 21, 2019 in Beauty Sick
Which comes first, depression or increased social media use? New research addresses the “chicken or the egg” question.
By Black Mental Health Graduate Academy on May 21, 2019 in Achieving Excellence Through Diversity in Psychology and Counseling
Zero tolerance policies meant to decrease harm may hurt students of color.
By Arash Emamzadeh on May 16, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A recent study examines depressive symptom trajectories in males and females, from late childhood to young adulthood.
By Marcia Morris M.D. on May 09, 2019 in College Wellness
If you have gotten your child to open up to you about mental health, you have won half the battle.
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on April 28, 2019 in Understanding the Erotic Code
How can parents talk with their kids about sex?
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Animals and Us
Both boys and girls become less attached to their pets as they enter adolescence. Is this the natural consequence of considering pets as family members?
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
It's difficult to know the truth regarding how screens are affecting us. Some insights by way of Daniel Kahneman might help us shed some new light on this important issue.
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