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Kindness Counts: Prompting Prosocial Behavior in Preadolescents Boosts Peer Acceptance and Well-Being

At the top of parents’ many wishes is for their children to be happy, to be good, and to be well-liked. Our findings suggest that these goals may not only be compatible but also reciprocal. In a longitudinal experiment conducted … Continue reading

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Embeddedness and empathy: How the social network shapes adolescents’ social understanding

Based on theories of social-cognitive development, the present study investigated the yet unknown social structure that underlies the concept of empathy in adolescence. A total of 3.159 seventh graders (13.67 years, 56% girls) from 166 school classes participated by providing … Continue reading

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Interventions to reduce excessive mobile device usage among adolescents: A systematic review

Excessive mobile device usage has been linked to poor sleep quality and quantity and impaired mental health among adolescents. In light of these findings, a systematic review was conducted to determine the most effective interventions to reduce excessive mobile device … Continue reading

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The Need for Sleep in the Adolescent Brain

Sleep is a basic need. Mounting evidence suggests this is particularly true during adolescence, a developmental period involving substantial changes in the brain regions supporting cognition, learning, and emotion. Although sleep loss is a normative psychosocially and biologically driven developmental process, it occurs … Continue reading

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Cognitive and affective development in adolescence

Questions about the nature of normative and atypical development in adolescence have taken on special significance in the last few years, as scientists have begun to recast old portraits of adolescent behavior in the light of new knowledge about brain … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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