Parents are more willing to let their children see intense gun violence in PG-13 movies when the violence appears “justified,” used to defend a loved one or for self-protection, than when it has no socially redeeming purpose, a new study finds.
An analysis of Twitter posts during the Zika outbreak in 2016 shows a correlation between Twitter topics and the results of nationwide U.S. surveys, according to researchers at APPC and the University of Illinois.
Nearly two-thirds of the newspaper stories linking the holidays and suicide over the 2016-17 holiday season supported a false connection between the two, according to an analysis of media coverage.
Teenagers with weaknesses in certain processes that are part of executive functioning are at a greater risk of hazardous driving, a literature review from researchers at APPC and CHOP has found.
In a new article based on a journal review, Dan Romer wrote about the problematic stereotype of the "wild teenage brain." He said much of what's mistaken for risky behavior is part of a normal exploratory drive.
Oxford University Press has published the second edition of Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders, an overview of the major mental health disorders that emerge during adolescence.
Marin P. Allen, a former top communication official at the National Institutes of Health, has joined APPC as a 2017-18 visiting scholar and is teaching a course in health communication at the Annenberg School.
APPC research director Dan Romer discussed a recent article contending that a lot of seemingly risky teen behavior often attributed to an imbalance in brain development is actually part of normal development.