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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.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
To keep parent and teenager well connected as adolescence grows them apart, parents must be able to listen when their teenager wants to talk.
By Mitch Prinstein Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in The Modern Teen
How well would "The Catcher in the Rye" hold up today?
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on April 13, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
Cardiovascular problems are nearly three times more likely with edibles.
By David Szwedo Ph.D. on April 12, 2019 in Teen Life
Why teen friendships may matter more than teen dating for adult romantic success.
By Diana Graber M.A. on April 09, 2019 in Raising Humans in a Digital World
Is technology to blame for the rising rates of teen depression? Experts weigh in.
By Lee Bare Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Boys Will Be Boys
Parents can use these 5 strategies to help their sons cope with depression.
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Curious?
Is long-term romantic love rare? What happens to couples who maintain, versus love, the romance?
By Daniel P. Keating Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Stressful Lives
Is it time to panic about teens' use of screen time? Some make that claim, but careful research doesn't support it. Meanwhile, the real sources of teen stress go unattended.
By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on April 08, 2019 in Mood Swings
What's wrong with the baby boomers and the millennials? Generation X knows.
By Christopher Bergland on April 04, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that when it comes to seeking solitude, your motivation for wanting "alone time" makes all the difference.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research suggests the answer may depend on your gender.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Availability of recreational substances presents parents with yet one more important topic of concern with their teenager. Not a one-time talk; this is is an ongoing conversation
By Amy Barnhorst MD on March 25, 2019 in In Crisis
Psychiatrists know how to treat mental illness, but there are no reliable cures for insecurity, resentment, entitlement and hatred.
By Zoe Weil M.A., M.T.S on March 20, 2019 in Becoming a Solutionary
Many young people are feeling hopeless about the future. You can help them.
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.
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