Why Teenagers Act Crazy | New York Times | June 2014 But there is a darker side to adolescence that, until now, was poorly understood: a surge during teenage years in anxiety and fearfulness. Largely because of a quirk of brain development, adolescents, on average, experience more anxiety and fear and have a harder time learning how not to be
Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers | New York Times | October 2015 The study of more than 400 eighth and 11th graders found that many teenage texters had a lot in common with compulsive gamblers, including losing sleep because of texting, problems cutting back on texting and lying to cover up the amount of time they spent texting.
Cool at 13, Adrift at 23 | New York Times | June 2014 A study finds that after early adolescence the social status of socially precocious teenagers often plummeted. “At 13, they were viewed by classmates with envy, admiration and not a little awe. The girls wore makeup, had boyfriends and went to parties held by older students. The boys