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Latest Jennifer H. Pfeifer Stories

2013-04-24 14:53:44

A specific region of the brain is in play when children consider their identity and social status as they transition into adolescence -- that often-turbulent time of reaching puberty and entering middle school.

2011-03-15 07:53:19

Adolescence is usually characterized as a tumultuous time.

2011-03-09 16:00:19

Just when children are faced with intensifying peer pressure to misbehave, regions of the brain are actually blossoming in a way that heighten the ability to resist risky behavior, report researchers at three West Coast institutions.

2011-03-09 15:51:34

Adolescence is often described as a tumultuous time, where heightened reactivity and impulsivity lead to negative behaviors like substance abuse and unsafe sexual activity.

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2009-07-15 08:35:00

Ask middle-school students if they are popular or make friends easily, they likely will depend on social comparisons with their peers for an answer.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.