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Feeling Fat Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy


Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens

Data from over 6500 adolescents show that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults. ... More>


Using Science to Help Teach Teens Safe Driving Skills

Teens are among the most dangerous drivers on the road, but psychological scientists are investigating new ways to help novices learn to drive safely. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: January 2015

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. The Social Psychology of Disability by Dana S. Dunn; Oxford University Press, December 10, 2014. Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals by Avidan Milevsky; […]... More>


Movies May Rev Up Teens’ Reckless Behavior Behind the Wheel

Early exposure to reckless driving in movies may increase teens’ tendency for risky driving years later. ... More>