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Growing Up Wired: Social Networking Sites and Adolescent Psychosocial Development - Online First - Springer

Growing Up Wired: Social Networking Sites and Adolescent Psychosocial Development - Online First - Springer | Positive Youth Development | Scoop.it

Since the advent of social networking site (SNS) technologies, adolescents’ use of these technologies has expanded and is now a primary way of communicating with and acquiring information about others in their social network. Overall, adolescents and young adults’ stated motivations for using SNSs are quite similar to more traditional forms of communication—to stay in touch with friends, make plans, get to know people better, and present oneself to others. We begin with a summary of theories that describe the role of SNSs in adolescents’ interpersonal relationships, as well as common methodologies used in this field of research thus far. Then, with the social changes that occur throughout adolescence as a backdrop, we address the ways in which SNSs intersect with key tasks of adolescent psychosocial development, specifically peer affiliation and friendship quality, as well as identity development. Evidence suggests that SNSs differentially relate to adolescents’ social connectivity and identity development, with sociability, self-esteem, and nature of SNS feedback as important potential moderators. We synthesize current findings, highlight unanswered questions, and recommend both methodological and theoretical directions for future research.

 

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Interview about Empathy and Child Development with Dr. Bruce Perry

Interview about Empathy and Child Development 
Bruce Perry co-author BORN FOR LOVE:Why Empathy Is Essential and Endangered" 


"One of the most important aspects of being a human being, is being able to be in a relationship. Being able to successfully form and maintain a relationship. And at the heart of that capability is the capacity to put yourself in somebody else's shoes, to see the world how they see it. That capacity is empathy"

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX 

http://ChildTrauma.org/


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Characteristics of Literacy-Rich Content-Area Classrooms

Characteristics of Literacy-Rich Content-Area Classrooms | Positive Youth Development | Scoop.it

What does today's classroom look like when teachers intentionally plan lessons that support adolescent literacy development? Research provides an answer: "School and classroom cultures that successfully promote the development of adolescent literacy skills are characterized by connections, interaction, and responsiveness, which lead to student engagement and reflection" (Meltzer, 2001). 

 
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Is Pretend Play Overrated For Child Development?

Is Pretend Play Overrated For Child Development? | Positive Youth Development | Scoop.it
A new study by University of Virginia, published online in the journal Psychological Bulletin states that pretend play is not as important to child development as researchers previousl...

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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal ...
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Executive Function & Child Development | Psych Central

Executive Function & Child Development | Psych Central | Positive Youth Development | Scoop.it
Working with children with ADHD, Tourette's Syndrome, or other challenges isn't easy. Various issues can make it hard for these kids to get through everyday.
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The Truth About Lying

The Truth About Lying | Positive Youth Development | Scoop.it
Learning to fib is an important step in your child's development.
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