Source: Science News for Students
Maybe you’ve played a game for so long that it wasn’t even fun anymore, but you just couldn’t put it down. A psychological study looks at why adult brains and teen brains respond differently to disappearing rewards.
Source: My Central Jersey
A middle-school student shares her thoughts about the challenges today’s teenagers face.
Source: Business Insider
Being an adult is less about obvious markers like driving a car or owning a home and more about the way a person approaches life.
Source: Teenology News
Check out this infographic which shows how technological advances have hugely changed the social interactions of teens over the last two decades.
Cellphones are clearly a distraction for teen drivers, but they’re only part of the problem.
Source: How Stuff Works
You may not have all the rights an adult has, but you might be surprised to learn which constitutional guarantees apply to you regardless of your age.
Source: USA Today
Find out how director Bo Burnham ensured that his story of a teenager making the transition from middle school to high school would authentically capture the experience.
Source: The Atlantic
Ready to do some good? Of course you are! Read about We Day, which hopes to harness the good intentions of young people.
Source: PBS NewsHour
For many people your parents’ age and older, getting a driver’s license at age 16 was a rite of passage. Read about some reasons why today’s teenagers aren’t that interested in getting behind the wheel.
Source: The New York Times
The United States Supreme Court may seem very far removed from your everyday life, but its rulings really do matter to you. Learn about ten decisions that directly affect your school and home life.
Source: University of California Irvine
Click this link to read about the findings of a study that surveyed teenagers about how they represent themselves on social media.
Source: The New York Times
This article emphasizes the positive effects self-compassion can have on young people as they navigate the stresses of adolescence.
Ever wonder what using social media does to your brain? Read to learn what one team of researchers found when exploring this topic.
The author of this article takes issue with the stereotype that teenagers engage in risky behaviors because their brains are out of control, as some researchers have suggested.
Source: Penn State
Researchers at Penn State University are studying how young people who are going through puberty perceive the faces of others they encounter, and how these perceptions are related to social behaviors and relationships.
Source: The Guardian
Computer programs gather information about people based on every web site, news article, or item that they view or buy online. Using algorithms, computers can form a picture of each person’s personality better than a friend or family member. Read what you should know about protecting yourself and your privacy.
Source: NBC News
This article points out that members of the millennial generation face a number of challenges as they adjust to life as adults in “the real world.”
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Click this link to get some helpful tips on managing your personal finances.
A 2017 report by the United States Census Bureau explores how society’s definition of adulthood has changed over the last four decades. This article examines the findings of the report, including young Americans’ shifting attitudes about marriage.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
A 2016 study conducted by researchers at Stanford University found that the majority of middle and high school students surveyed were unable to evaluate the credibility of online news sources. Read to learn more about the study’s findings.