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Teen 'Sexting' Common, Tied to Psychological Woes

Teen 'Sexting' Common, Tied to Psychological Woes | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

13 percent of area high school students say they've received "sext" messages and one in 10 has either forwarded, sent or posted sexually suggestive, explicit or nude photos or videos of people they know by cellphone or online.

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Profanity In TV And Video Games Linked To Teen Aggression

Profanity In TV And Video Games Linked To Teen Aggression | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

While it's been long established that watching violent scenes increases aggression levels, a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics suggests that profanity in the media may have a similar effect.

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IQ Can Rise And Fall In Adolescence

Intelligence, as measured by Intelligence Quotient (IQ), can rise or fall significantly during our teenage years, and these changes are accompanied by changes in brain structure, according to new research published in the journal Nature that suggests the findings may have implications for the way children are tested and streamed at school.

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"Hey Guys! Watch This!" Why teens do dumb things with friends

"Hey Guys! Watch This!" Why teens do dumb things with friends | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Why are movies funnier, roller coasters more exciting, and car crashes more common when teens are with friends? New fMRI studies provides some clues.

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