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Harsh Verbal Discipline Harmful To Children
2013-09-04 14:00:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many parents would never think of physically disciplining their child due to evidence indicating that it has a negative effect on their psychological well-being, they may resort to verbal discipline such as shouting, cursing or using insulting language. However, these types of verbal discipline could be just as damaging, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and the...

Teenage Behavior Influenced By Images Of Friends Drinking, Smoking Online
2013-09-03 09:08:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study from the University of Southern California (USC) claims teens are so impressionable that they can be influenced by what they see their friends doing online. Specifically, those teens who see their friends drinking and smoking in Facebook and Myspace pictures were more likely to do the same thing themselves. The study was carried out between 2010 and 2011, accounting for the inclusion of Myspace. According to their numbers,...

2013-08-26 13:30:15

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for August 27, 2013 The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents. This recommendation statement is being jointly published in the peer-reviewed medical journals Annals of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. This recommendation is an update. In 2003, the Task...

Violent Video Games Do Not Lead To Violent Lifestyle
2013-08-26 13:12:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study found that teens who play violent video games are not likely to become more violent or partake in anti-social behavior. The study, which was led by Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University and independent researcher Cheryl Olson, found that games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo do not trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD) to become more aggressive. The researchers found...

2013-08-22 23:00:12

New book is the voice of a depressed, suicidal teen expressed by her mature self. East Windsor, CT (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Successful therapist Kathleen Keena has penned her first book "Adolescent Depression: Outside/In" (published by iUniverse) that showcases her experiences as an adolescent and a therapist. Keena interweaves first-person narrative with poetry and prose to share with the reader the experience of her depression-plagued adolescence and how she overcome it to...

2013-08-12 10:37:40

Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That's according to new research from Karen Benjamin Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, and Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, they examined a phenomenon known as...

2013-08-12 09:48:25

-Much more is known about racial differences in rates of alcohol use than types of alcohol consumed. -A new study of racial differences in types of alcohol beverages consumed during adolescence has found that, in general, black and while girls report significantly different risk profiles. -However, common predictors of heavier drinking profiles for both black and white girls include perceived ease in accessing alcohol, witnessing neighborhood drug dealing, and perceived peer alcohol use....

2013-08-08 14:29:05

Delivering a two-year intervention program to disruptive kindergarten children could help prevent substance use in adolescence, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Alcohol and drug use are highly prevalent and problematic among young people, and the link between childhood behaviour problems and adolescent substance misuse is well-recognized. In this study, Canadian researchers set out to examine whether a two-year prevention program in childhood could...

2013-08-07 10:29:32

Researchers of the Universities of Jena and Stockholm prove anti-social tendencies of entrepreneurs Media reports about alleged anti-social and delinquent behavior of entrepreneurs are no rarity. Such reports direct the attention towards possibly 'hidden' anti-social tendencies in entrepreneurial types. Is it true then, that entrepreneurs are a particularly self-serving species with their own moral ideas and ethical principles? Does he really exist, the type of the entrepreneurial 'homo...

2013-08-06 23:00:29

New book reveals a more comprehensive understanding of children’s sports injuries and how to deal with them. Middlesex, United Kingdom (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Sport’s is becoming more popular as obesity is now more established in young children. However, the more children who participate in sport, the more injuries naturally will occur. Solomon Abrahams releases a simple guide to sports injuries in children and adolescents. His book, Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents is...