CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1989
Our culture's ambivalence about adolescents (indeed about adolescence) is coming home to roost. Blind materialism says that we are successful if we give our kids everything they could want, including the satisfaction of their desire for freedom. But at the same time, our protective, self-indulgent and ultimately harmful attitude that childhood should be exclusively a time of carefree innocence keeps us from passing on to them such values as self-discipline, work and its personal rewards, and the ability to handle adversity.
January 14, 2011 |
Fearful memories acquired early in life may be temporarily forgotten, researchers suggested this week. Although the study is in mice, it raises the question of whether humans may suppress or recall memories at different times of life. The researchers, from Cornell, Brown and New York University, conducted a series of experiments in early-, mid- and late-adolescent mice. As the mice entered adolescence, previously formed fearful memories were suppressed. But the mice could recall the fearful memory -- after being exposed to the context of the situation as a reminder -- once they entered adulthood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1998 |
Brain scans of healthy adolescents reveal for the first time what many parents have long suspected--that teenagers don't think or feel the same way as adults, in part, because their brains actually work differently. The researchers discovered that teenagers not only process emotions more intensely and more indiscriminately than adults, but also appear to use their brains differently to handle what they are told.
March 29, 2002 |
Adolescents who watch more than one hour of television a day are more likely to commit aggressive and violent acts as adults, according to a 17-year study reported today in the journal Science. The study, which tracked more than 700 adolescents into adulthood, found that young people watching one to three hours of television daily were almost four times more likely to commit violent and aggressive acts later in life than those who watched less than an hour of TV a day.
March 5, 1996 |
He looks down at the sidewalk, his hands shoved into the pockets of his faded corduroy pants. It's been almost a year since the last violent fight he had with his mother, but the incident still haunts the Pacifica High School sophomore. "When I get mad, things are just a blur," he says. "I guess I pushed her into the wall or something. She was just bugging me, about my friends and stuff. . . . I just kinda went off." Most teenage anger does not erupt into violence.
March 12, 1996 |
He looks down at the sidewalk, his hands shoved into the pockets of his faded corduroy pants. It's been almost a year since the last violent fight he had with his mother, but the incident still haunts the high school sophomore. "When I get mad, things are just a blur," the 16-year-old says. "I guess I pushed her into the wall or something. She was just bugging me, about my friends and stuff. . . . I just kinda went off." Most adolescent anger does not erupt into violence.