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Parenting Style Impacts Teen Autonomy, Relationships

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 24, 2014 New research suggests a controlling parenting style can hinder autonomy and relationship development among teens. Investigators at the University of Virginia believe their findings are important because the teenage years are a time to establish a healthy degree… Continue Reading

Alcohol Lets Men Respond More Easily to Smiles

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 1, 2014 Drinking alcohol appears to foster a sort of “social bravery” among men, enabling them to be more responsive to the smiles of others. Researchers discovered that for men, alcohol increases male’s sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors like smiling. Continue Reading

Stress May Underlie Teen Girls’ Risk of Depression

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 10, 2014 While adolescence often brings a mixed bag of emotional events, new research suggests girls have more interpersonal challenges, increasing their risk for depression. Temple University researchers believe frequent exposure to stressful events causes girls to ruminate, or overly… Continue Reading