Adolescence

Our Need to Make And Enforce Rules Starts Very Young

The Wall Street Journal: Hundreds of social conventions govern our lives: Forks go on the left, red means stop and don’t, for heaven’s sake, blow bubbles in your milk. Such rules may sometimes seem trivial or arbitrary. But our ability to construct them and our expectation that everyone should follow More

Teens’ Memory for Faces Shifts Toward Peers During Puberty

Adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We know that faces convey a lot of different social information, and the ability to perceive and interpret this information More

Phone-Sick at Camp

The New York Times: Leaving for sleepaway camp is, for many children, a major step toward independence. Today, when cellphones keep parents and children in nearly constant contact, the fact that most camps have phone-free policies makes breaking away even more of a challenge. “Camp-age kids, by even 10 or 11 More