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Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University We’re in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. Since 2010, depression,...

The bizarre social history of beds

Brian Fagan, University of California, Santa Barbara Groucho Marx once joked, “Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all.” You might...

The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and...

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University The first signs of a problem started to emerge around 2014: More young people said they felt overwhelmed and...

Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever...

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for...

New findings add twist to screen time limit debate

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University Many parents want to know how much time their kids should be spending in front of screens, whether it’s...

Kids with cellphones more likely to be bullies – or get...

Elizabeth Englander, Bridgewater State University Leer en español. Each year, more parents send their young child to elementary school equipped with a smartphone. For instance, the percentage...

How ‘media snacks’ – from HQ Trivia to Candy Crush –...

Ethan Tussey, Georgia State University When Snow White sang “Whistle While You Work,” she was participating in a long tradition of using entertainment to manage...

‘Big Tech’ isn’t one big monopoly – it’s 5 companies all...

Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan Public concern about Facebook’s power in society – and in politics – has skyrocketed in the wake of revelations that...

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Why are kids asking such big questions during the pandemic?

Jana Mohr Lone, University of Washington Why do people have to die? Are mistakes always bad? Can you be happy and sad at the same time? Kids often...