Tag Archives: adolescents

Will Helping Others Also Benefit You? Adolescents’ Altruistic Personality Traits and Life Satisfaction

The importance of improving adolescents’ quality of life is widely known, especially with the proliferation of so-called “diseases of civilization” (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, tension, panic). According to numerous previous studies, personality is a very important influencer of life satisfaction, … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescents, Altruism, Life satisfaction | Tagged , ,

Survival of the Fittest and the Sexiest: Evolutionary Origins of Adolescent Bullying

The central idea of evolutionary psychology theory (EPT) is that species evolve to carry or exhibit certain traits/behaviors because these characteristics increase their ability to survive and reproduce. Proponents of EPT propose that bullying emerges from evolutionary development, providing an … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent, Bullying | Tagged ,

Relations between Parenting and Adolescents’ Academic Functioning

We investigated whether and how adolescents’ perceived parental psychological control and autonomy support influence their maladaptive academic functioning through their achievement goal orientations. Participants were 845 tenth-grade students (447 boys, Mage = 15.20 ± 0.54 years; 398 girls, Mage = … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent, Parenting | Tagged ,

Adolescents- Relationships among physical activity, sleep duration, diet, and academic achievement

This study supports the link between daily physical activity, diet, and academic achievement in a sample of adolescents. This relationship is independent of sex, age, BMI percentile, and race/ethnicity. Additionally, meeting criteria on multiple health behaviors seem to have a … Continue reading

Posted in Academic achievement, Adolescent | Tagged ,

Adolescent’s collective intelligence

How effective groups are in making decisions is a long-standing question in studying human and animal behavior. Despite the limited social and cognitive abilities of younger people, skills which are often required for collective intelligence, studies of group performance have … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent, Collective intelligence | Tagged ,

The Adolescent Brain: Leaving Childhood Behind

Bing Bong represents innocence, imagination, creativity, and childlike joy mixed with love. This is the second greatest time of brain change, the first being birth to three years of age. Inside Out embraces this development in a very visual and … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent, Brains | Tagged ,

Brains in Pain Cannot Learn and Maltreatment the Developing Child

Buried deep in the brain’s limbic system is an emotional switching station called the amygdala, and it is here that our human survival and emotional messages are subconsciously prioritized and learned. We continually scan environments for feelings of connectedness and … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescents, Brains, Children, Emotions, Maltreatment, Nurturance, Pain | Tagged , , , , , ,

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain

It has become a cultural cliché that raising adolescents is the most difficult part of parenting. It’s common to joke that when kids are in their teens they are sullen, uncommunicative, more interested in their phones than in their parents … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescents, Brain, Learning | Tagged , ,

Network Ecology and Adolescent Social Structure

Adolescent societies—whether arising from weak, short-term classroom friendships or from close, long-term friendships—exhibit various levels of network clustering, segregation, and hierarchy. Some are rank-ordered caste systems and others are flat, cliquish worlds. Explaining the source of such structural variation remains … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescents, Networks, Social structure | Tagged , ,