Research Examples of Developmental Psychology
When you are studying developmental psychology, you’re studying how people grow and develop, all the way from childbirth to the end of their lifespan. What are examples of developmental psychology?
Direct observations help develop effective interventions in adolescence
Presenting a study in which family and friendship dynamics in adolescence were observed in order to develop more personalized interventions that prevent problem behaviors and adjustment issues.
The role of inhibitory control on substance use in adolescence
Adolescents are vulnerable to risk-taking behaviors such as substance use. Dr. Roy Otten and his team examined how early childhood stress and inhibitory control influence the risk of adolescent substance use.
Studying conflict interactions between mothers and adolescents
It is common for conflicts to arise between adolescents and their parents. However, severe conflicts can have negative effects on adolescent development. What can parents do to prevent escalating conflicts?
SUKIPANI: The magic word for making a smile
The SUKIPANI smile is an exercise to train the muscles you use while smiling. Dr. Sugahara explains the effect of the movements of the muscles and uses FaceReader to analyze the smiles.
Understanding adolescent emotions
How are adolescents’ emotions socialized by mothers and close friends? A recent study focuses on dealing with depression in adolescence.
Adolescent Motherhood – observing mother-infant behavior
Adolescent mothers are tackling their transition to adulthood and the transition to parenthood. This is called the double risk for mother and infant, inherent in adolescent motherhood.
Behavior predicts success of family-based treatment in anorexia
Anorexia nervosa is a horrible eating disorder that affects many people around the world. Looking at the United States only, between 0.5–1% of all women suffer from anorexia.