Teens’ Brains Are More Sensitive to Rewarding Feedback From Peers
Teenagers are risk-takers — they’re more likely than children or adults to experiment with illicit substances, have unprotected sex, and drive recklessly. But research shows that teenagers have the knowledge and ability to make competent
Seeing Happiness In Facial Expressions, Instead Of Anger, Can Lessen Aggression
The Huffington Post: How you perceive emotions in others can have a real impact on how you feel yourself, according to a new study. The new research, published in the journal Psychological Science, shows that
Would Angry Teens Chill Out If They Saw More Happy Faces?
NPR: All day long we’re surrounded by faces. We see them on the subway sitting two by two, pass them on the sidewalk as we make our way to work, then nod to them in
Smile and the world smiles back. Can looking at faces lower aggression?
The Guardian: Before I started my PhD, I worked as a “research assistant”. That’s a fancy title for an academic dogsbody; well, it can be. I was lucky and had some great bosses in the
Harvard University http://andl.wjh.harvard.edu What does your research focus on? My research focuses on the study of human emotion, especially factors that explain variability in emotional responding across people, in social and nonsocial contexts, and across
Cornell University http://blogs.cornell.edu/mendlelab/ What does your research focus on? I study a number of facets of adolescent psychopathology, but I’m particularly interested in how different aspects of puberty — its timing and tempo, its early-life