Posts Tagged ‘Psychology’

March 25th, 2020

Coronavirus is latest calamity to affect young people’s psyche

The coronavirus outbreak exacts a hidden toll on young adults as it shapes values and harms their health. It’s the latest calamity for a generation that has experienced life-altering disruptions, from 9/11 to the Great Recession, the decline of American prestige to a housing affordability crisis, global warming to crushing student debt, and now a […]

March 23rd, 2020

How parents can talk to their kids about COVID-19

With states, cities and towns implementing “stay-at-home” orders in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, families are figuring out how to explain global events to kids while keeping them safe, healthy and active. USC experts offer tips on managing this new normal. Contact: Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or (213) 810-8554 What happens when we lose our […]

June 23rd, 2015

Teen Turnoff and the Cycle of Family Aggression

Teens whose parents are very aggressive mute their emotional brains in response and are at risk of perpetuating a cycle of family violence, a USC study finds.  Contact: Emily Gersema (213) 740-0252 or gersema@usc.edu Parents’ yelling is a turnoff for teens, but don’t mistake their emotional shutdown as a sign of ennui. It may be a […]

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