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Obnoxious Sixth-Graders Grow Up to Become High Earners

A study spanning 40-years reveals that personality traits at age 12, particularly stubbornness and defiance, predicted income and career success at age 52. ... More>


Middle school: The new high school for moms


Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults

Adolescents are known risk takers, but new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens' propensity to engage in risky behavior. ... More>


Risky Business: Teens Brains Behind the Wheel

A team of Finnish researchers investigates the neural underpinnings of risky behavior in teens. ... More>


A “Council of Psychological Science Advisers” Tackles Pressing Policy Issues

A special section underscores how findings from behavioral science can provide actionable policy solutions to some of the most urgent issues facing American society today. ... More>