A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers’ seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. An extensive literature review challenges that interpretation.
Updated ‘Treating & Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders’ Is Published
Oxford University Press has published the second edition of 'Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders,' an update to the acclaimed book.
Dan Romer Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing on Internet Gaming
On Tuesday the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trades met to discuss the need for regulation to protect consumers from the risks associated with online gambling. Dan Romer, director of APPC’s Adolescent Communication Institution, shared research findings from the National Annenberg Survey of Youth on the adverse effects of gambling on
The Unrecognized Risks of Gambling for Male High School Athletes: Male Athletes Drove Recent Poker Craze and Are at Higher Risk of Gambling Problems
Although athletics is a healthy and popular extracurricular activity in American high schools, it also has its risks. The recent poker craze among adolescents in the U.S. was driven largely by interest in poker play among high school male athletes, a just-released analysis of adolescent gambling in the National Annenberg Surveys of Youth (NASY) indicates.
Internet Gambling Grows Among Male Youth Ages 18 to 22; Gambling Also Increases in High School Age Female Youth, According to National Annenberg Survey of Youth
Despite efforts by the federal government to impose restrictions on Internet gambling, college age youth are visiting online gambling sites at a growing rate, according to the latest National Annenberg Survey of Youth (NASY). Compared to the last survey conducted in 2008, monthly use of Internet gambling sites shot up this year from 4.4% to
Internet Gambling Stays Low Among Youth Ages 14 to 22 But Access to Gambling Sites Continues; Sports Gambling Makes Resurgence
After last year’s precipitous decline, card playing for money on the Internet has remained at the same low level among both high school and college-age males, according to the latest National Annenberg Survey of Youth. Card playing for money at least once a month on the Internet among male youth remained at the same level