“A number of kids are expressing that these are supposed to be the best years—high school and college—the most free years,” says Anne Marie Albano, a professor of medical psychology in psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York. “The possibility that Covid is going to completely change More
As cities and social media explode with anger over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, worried parents struggle with how to protect their children from seeing the worst of the violence while simultaneously explaining the ravages of racism. It couldn’t have come at a More
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro and education correspondent Cory Turner talk with child psychologist Abigail Gewirtz about the impact of the pandemic on kid’s mental health and development. … GARCIA-NAVARRO: Abigail, let’s start with the research. What can you tell us about the studies that are looking at kids and mental health More
Sitting in front of a screen is bad for you. Then it’s good for you. Then it’s bad for you again. But, like, only a bit. Allow me to explain. … This is exactly the hypothesis that two researchers from the University of Oxford tested in a paper called “A More
Teenagers and young adults who intentionally hurt themselves engage in such behavior based, in part, on how they experience pain and their emotional distress, according to findings published in Clinical Psychological Science. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that non-suicidal self-injury is relatively common in adolescents, with more More
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