Tag Archives: adolescence

On SAGE Insight: Stepfamily Relationship Quality and Stepchildren’s Depression in Adolescence and Adulthood

From Emerging Adulthood The family is a central developmental context for all individuals, yet the landscape of the family in the United States has undergone significant shifts over the last several decades, including rises in the rates of divorce, remarriage, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Pathways linking family stress to youth delinquency and substance use

Article title: Pathways linking family stress to youth delinquency and substance use: Exploring the mediating roles of self-efficacy and future orientation From Journal of Health Psychology The primary aim of this study is to better illuminate the pathways that mediate … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Five Cs of Positive Youth Development in a school context

Article title: The Five Cs of Positive Youth Development in a school context; gender and mediator effects From School Psychology International The positive youth development (PYD) perspective has gained increased attention in research, addressing strength and resource perspectives on developing … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Binge eating and binge drinking among adolescents: The role of drinking and eating motives

From Journal of Health Psychology This study aimed to investigate the motivations underlying binge eating and binge drinking behaviors in a sample of adolescents. No known research has been carried out which looks at the motivations for both binge eating … Continue reading

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Coming out during adolescence: Perceived parents’ reactions and internalized sexual stigma

From Journal of Health Psychology The coming out (CO) process is an important transition in lesbian and gay (LG) identity development. Revealing to others promotes self-integration and personal empowerment, and is a sign of self- and social acceptance CO may … Continue reading

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Status hierarchy, attractiveness hierarchy and sex ratio: Explaining the status–aggression link among adolescents

Status hierarchy, attractiveness hierarchy and sex ratio: Three contextual factors explaining the status–aggression link among adolescents From International Journal of Behavioral Development  ** Selected as one of the ten best violence research articles in 2013** http://www.gmw.rug.nl/~veenstra/CV/PsychologyOfViolence13.pdf The fact that aggression among … Continue reading

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Predictors of mobile sexting among teens: Toward a new explanatory framework

From Mobile Media & Communication Sexting, or the digital exchange of sexually explicit images, has garnered a great deal of concern among parents, teachers, school administrators, and the criminal justice system. The media have brought visibility to adolescent sexting with … Continue reading

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Math teachers demonstrate a bias toward white male students

Exploring bias in math teachers’ perception of students’ ability by gender and race/ethnicity From Gender & Society While theories about race, gender, and math ability among high school students have long been debated, this study found that math teachers are … Continue reading

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Why is the vampire Edward Cullen from Twilight desirable despite being an extreme psychopath?

A boyfriend to die for: Edward Cullen as compensated psychopath in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight From Journal of Communication Inquiry This study looks at the male lead character Edward Cullen in the hugely popular Twilight novel and movie. It recognizes that … Continue reading

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Risk factors for early truancy

Truancy in late elementary and early secondary education: The influence of social bonds and self-control—the TRAILS study From International Journal of Behavioral Development It is recognized that if children start truancy at an early age, the likelihood of their involvement … Continue reading

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