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Do People Outgrow ADHD?

What’s New in Psychology?

Do People Outgrow ADHD?   

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Teens, Technology and Coping

What’s New in Psychology?

Teens, Technology and Coping

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Air Pollution and Children’s Learning Problems

What’s New in Psychology?

Air Pollution and Children’s Learning Problems

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The Effects of Bullying in Adulthood

What’s New in Psychology?

The Effects of Bullying in Adulthood

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Long-term Effects of Concussion on Kids

What New in Psychology?

Long-term Effects of Concussion on Kids

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The Facts About Alcohol and Young People

The Facts About Alcohol and Young People

Jim Windell

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Not So Nice?

Sugar and Spice and Everything Not So Nice?

 Jim Windell

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The Loneliness of the Adolescent

The Loneliness of the Adolescent

 By Jim Windell

            Which teenagers are most likely to become addicted to the internet?

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Can Kids Benefit from Mindfulness Training?

Can Kids Benefit from Mindfulness Training?

By Jim Windell

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How Important is Self-Control?

How Important is Self-Control?

By Jim Windell

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What’s so Bad about Teenage Depression?

What’s so Bad about Teenage Depression?

 By Jim Windell

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What to get That Older Child on Your Holiday Shopping List

What to get That Older Child on Your Holiday Shopping List

By Jim Windell

            We all have them on our shopping list. Those sons, daughters, nieces, nephews or grandchildren -- older kids who are no longer children and much too old for Legos, dolls or stuffed animals.  There lies the dilemma -- what to to get them.

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Low Levels of Chemicals in Mothers may cause ADHD

Low Levels of Chemicals in Mothers may cause ADHD

By Jim Windell

            Does the thyroid health of pregnant women play a role in the brain development of their fetus?
           

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Does Writing by Hand Make You Smarter?

Does Writing by Hand Make You Smarter?

By Jim Windell

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Recognizing Emotional and Psychological Symptoms in Children and Teens Following a Concussion

Recognizing Emotional and Psychological Symptoms in Children and Teens Following a Concussion

 By Jim Windell

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The Impact of Father-Child Play

Almost 15 years ago, Kevin O’Shea, a stay-at-home dad with three children, and I wrote the book “The Father-Style Advantage.” A main theme of the book was that dads have a much different parenting style than moms and this difference is very beneficial to children. One of the distinctions between mothers and fathers, we noted, was in the way that dads play with their children. We wrote that the rough and tumble style of play actually helps children, particularly boys, learn emotional control.

It turns out that an article in Developmental Review coming out in September, 2020, confirms what Kevin and I wrote all those years ago. The article, entitled “Father-Child play: A Systematic Review of its Frequency, Characteristics and Potential Impact on Children’s Development," is a meta-analysis of nearly 80 articles that look at what the research says about the frequency and characteristics of father-child play and the influence of play with dads on children’s development.

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Black Children Misperceived

We know from previous research that white police officers (and other white adults) tend to view Black adolescents and adults as more dangerous and threatening than white teens and adults. Now, there is new research that suggests that prospective teachers may also misperceive Black children.

The findings of a new study was published online in Emotion, an American Psychological Association journal.

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How to Ease Conflicts with Your Teen

It’s inevitable, isn’t it? You will have conflict with your adolescent at some time or another.

After all, they are becoming autonomous and independent; they won’t always agree with you or want to do things your way.

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How Often does Stalking and Harassment Occur in Teen Relationships?

We’ve been aware for more than 30 years that stalking and harassment takes place frequently in adult romantic relationships. And while we’ve known that the same behaviors can take place teenage relationships, we never really knew how frequent those behaviors were.

Now, we have a better idea.

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