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On average, students experience an estimated total of 102 alcohol-related consequences, such as blacking out, being hung over, or missing work or school, due to drinking across their four years in college, according to a new study led by Penn State.
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Headshot of Rob Turrisi
Dr. García Coll is the Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor Emerita at Brown University and Professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Puerto Rico. She was also the invited speaker for the 2022 Child Study Center’s Lois Bloom Lecture.
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Headshot of Cynthia García Coll
Children in the United States may be exposed to a high rate of adverse experiences that result in post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), which can appear as feelings of stress, fear and helplessness that result from re-experiencing trauma or actively avoiding reminders of the trauma.
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Headshot of Yo Jackson
Over the last decade, Penn State and the College of Health and Human Development have become national leaders in child abuse research, hiring multiple research faculty, conducting groundbreaking research studies, educating lawmakers, and training thousands of Pennsylvanians to prevent abuse.
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Headshot of Jennie Noll
A new study led by Paul Morgan, Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Fellow and professor of education (educational theory and policy) and demography, and published in the Journal of Learning Disabilities, examines which sociodemographic groups of children are more likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD.
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Headshot of Paul Morgan
"This study examined whether caregiver emotion coaching, caregiver-adolescent closeness, and friendship quality were associated with adolescents’ emotion levels, emotion variability, and emotion network density. Further, we examined whether caregiver-adolescent closeness moderated the associations between coaching and emotion dynamics."
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Headshot of Erika Lunkenheimer
“The SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs include placement opportunities in federal congressional offices as well as federal and state executive branch agencies. The purpose of the fellowship programs is to provide researchers with immersive opportunities to learn about policy development, implementation, and evaluation, and to use their research skills in child development to inform public policy at the federal or state level.”
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Graphic for Society for Research in Child Development
“Our research showed that parenting can change a lot during the teenage years: parents often express less warmth and affection, spend less time with their teens, and become more harsh in their discipline. Parents that were able to maintain positive parenting and involvement laid the foundation for a close relationship when their teens became adults,” said Fosco, who was co-principal investigator on the study.
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Headshot of Gregory Fosco
Researchers at Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network analyzed the costs related to implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in schools in a new study.
Headshot of Jennie Noll
Headshot of Jennie Noll
"Childhood sexual abuse can lead to depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, and other health problems later in life. Not all abused children experience these problems, however, and researchers are working to understand whose health is affected and why."
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Headshot of Chad Shenk
"Findings presented herein may be used to inform future universal child sexual abuse prevention efforts by providing detailed information about the costs of large-scale implementation of an evidence-based program among elementary-aged children."
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Headshot of Jennie Noll
Penn State ranks in the top 50 in 16 subject area rankings and in the top 100 in the world in an additional 14 subjects, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
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A photo of the Penn State Nittany Lion Shrine.
This study used a randomized clinical trial design to evaluate the success with which The Building a Strong Identity and Coping Skills intervention (BaSICS) engaged the proximal mechanisms of poverty-related stress’s impact on the psychosocial functioning and mental health of young adolescents living in high poverty contexts.
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Headshot of Martha Wadsworth
"Pubertal synchrony is defined as the degree of coherence to which puberty-related body changes (e.g., breast development, growth spurt, voice change, underarm hair growth) are coordinated. During the pubertal transition, youth’s body parts grow asynchronously, making each youth’s physical appearance unique."
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Headshot of Jenae Neiderhiser
"In this study, we utilize a subsample of PROSPER participants and their partners who had participated in a home-based assessment for a study of the intergenerational impact of PROSPER in the two years prior to the pandemic onset."
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Headshot of Mark Feinberg
When children suffer abuse or neglect, the effects can follow them through adolescence and well into adulthood. But do different types of child maltreatment, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect, result in symptoms that show up at different ages?
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Headshot of Benjamin Bayly
Adolescent depression and behavior problems are on the rise and paternal depression may be contributing to this increase, regardless of whether the fathers and children are genetically related, according to new research from Penn State and Michigan State.
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Headshot of Jenae Neiderhiser
"The more consistently children got 10+ hours of sleep during the night, the better the children's peer relationships, relationships with their teachers, overall academic performance, and sight recognition of words and letters," said lead study author Douglas Teti.
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Headshot of Douglas M Teti
"New insights into mechanisms linking obesity to poor health outcomes suggest a role for cellular aging pathways, casting obesity as a disease of accelerated biological aging. Although obesity has been linked to accelerated epigenetic aging in middle-aged adults, the impact during childhood remains unclear."
Headshot of Jennie Noll
Headshot of Jennie Noll
"Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) overdiagnosis and overtreatment unnecessarily exposes children to potential harm and contributes to provider and community skepticism toward those with moderate or severe symptoms and significant impairments, resulting in less supportive care. Yet which sociodemographic groups of children are overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD is poorly understood."
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Headshot of Paul Morgan