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Turbulent Teen Years Linked to Adult Unemployment

A new longitudinal study of over 7,000 people finds a link between emotional distress in adolescence and increased risk of unemployment in adulthood. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring ebola and political attitudes, early stress and age of menarche, and top-down and bottom-up processes in the flanker task. ... More>


Observer Article

Video as Data

Children’s behavior is rich, complex, and fascinating. But it is transient. At every time scale, from milliseconds to months, behavior happens and then it vanishes. Newborns’ “gas smiles” metamorphose into expressions of real pleasure, babies’ babbles become reciprocal conversations and teen poetry jams, and infants’ awkward toddling steps transform into ballet recitals and soccer goals. But all of it disappears into the ether as soon as the moment has passed. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

New research explores positive affectivity in youths with depression, links between posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress, and interactions between substance abuse and striatal dopamine on reward-based decision making. ... More>


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>