Adolescent Psychology

Adolescence (from Latin adolescere 'to grow up') is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood (age of majority). Adolescence is usually associated with the teenage years, but its physical, psychological or cultural expressions may begin earlier and end later. For example, puberty now typically begins during preadolescence, particularly in females. Physical growth (particularly in males) and cognitive development can extend into the early twenties. Thus, age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence.A thorough …

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Are Millennials Really So Selfish? Preliminary Evidence from the Philanthropy Panel Study

NBER · 3 May 2019 English

We use panel data on charitable donations to analyze how the philanthropic behavior of the Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) compares to that of earlier generations. On the basis …

Self-Development in Adolescence.” in Handbook of Adolescent Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Ertas, N. 2016


Positive parenting interventions : empowering parents with positive parenting techniques for lifelong …

EU · 26 April 2019 English

This memo provides a brief introduction to parenting interventions, including what they are, why they are important, and how they can be used to promote lifelong health and resilience in …

Meta-analysis’, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Vol 45, No 6, 2015, pp. 749- 762. 48 Kumpfer


Leading by Example: Public Sector Apprenticeships in Kentucky

Urban Institute · 8 March 2019 English

While the US government sector employs about 15 percent of nonfarm workers, federal, state, and local governments have not made substantial use of apprenticeships to enhance the skills of their …

youth may offer: a) Youth development and adolescent psychology; b) Counseling skills; c) Strategies for


Toward an Understanding of the Development of Time Preferences: Evidence from Field …

NBER · 22 February 2019 English

Time preferences have been correlated with a range of life outcomes, yet little is known about their early development. We conduct a field experiment to elicit time preferences of over …

paradigm." Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology 40.2 (2011): 307-317. Khwaja, Ahmed,


Effects of Maternal Work Incentives on Adolescent Social Behaviors

NBER · 7 February 2019 English

This study exploits variations in the timing of welfare reform implementation in the U.S. in the 1990s to identify plausibly causal effects of welfare reform on a range of social …

Adolescence. Pp. 109–37 in Handbook of Adolescent Psychology. Comp. Joseph Adelson. New York: Wiley


Meeting report: operationalizing nurturing care: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 July …

WHO · 2018 English

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systematic review. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. Open access: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10


The Effects of Computers on Children’s Social Development and School Participation: Evidence …

NBER · 8 December 2016 English

Concerns over the perceived negative impacts of computers on social development among children are prevalent but largely uninformed by plausibly causal evidence. We provide the first test of this hypothesis …

Lerner & L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent psychology: Vol. 2. Contextual influ- ences on adolescent


Dating Violence Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

Urban Institute · 4 June 2016 English

Media attention and the literature on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth overwhelmingly focus on violence involving hate crimes and bullying, while ignoring the fact that vulnerable youth also may be …

youths. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 40(2), 338-346. Fergusson, D.M., Boden


CHA Transformation: Children and Youth: CHA Families and the Plan for Transformation …

Urban Institute · 4 June 2016 English

Child outcomes have been a special focus for the HOPE VI Panel Study since the baseline study in 2001. On one hand, children are the most likely to benefit in …

Adolescent Development.” In Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, 3rd ed., edited by R. M. Lerner and L.


Child Care Centers, Child Care Vouchers, and Faith-Based Organizations

Urban Institute · 4 June 2016 English

Faith-based providers are key in delivering child care services overall and for children receiving child care vouchers, though data are scarce in this area. Using data from a survey of …

Psychologists.” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 33(3): 623–45.   Kinukawa, Akemi,  Lina 


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