Tag: adolescence

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

Posted by Katie Delach To encourage healthy habits and actions, doctors should leverage patients’ engagement with their friends and families—rather than increasing their interactions with medical professionals. In a new perspective published by the New England Journal of Medicine, behavioral economists suggest a five-step ladder to effectively engineer social engagements that promote health and to test their […]

New Evidence Review on Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth

New Evidence Review on Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth

Written by Michael Garringer As part of our ongoing series of reviews on the evidence for specific mentoring models or mentoring various youth populations, the National Mentoring Resource Center is happy to announce the release of Mentoring for First-Generation Immigrant and Refugee Youth authored by Dr. Ashmeet Oberoi of the University of Miami. This review […]

New research points out benefits of group and individual mentoring for girls
By December 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

New research points out benefits of group and individual mentoring for girls

Deutsch, N. L., Reitz-Krueger, C. L., Henneberger, A. K., Ehrlich, V. A. F., & Lawrence, E. C. (2016). “It Gave Me Ways to Solve Problems and Ways to Talk to People”: Outcomes From a Combined Group and One-on-One Mentoring Program for Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558416630813. Summarized by Matthew Hagler   Introduction Group […]

Engaged natural mentors can help offset impact of school discrimination
By December 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Engaged natural mentors can help offset impact of school discrimination

Wittrup, A., Hussain, S., Albright, J., Hurd, N., Varner, F. & Mattis, J. (2016). Natural mentors, racial pride, and academic engagement among Black adolescents: Resilience in the context of perceived discrimination. Youth & Society, 1-21. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X16680546     Summarized by Justin Preston   Introduction Black students in the United States face a wide array of […]

For older adults, providing advice helps make their lives meaningful
By November 22, 2016 2 Comments Read More →

For older adults, providing advice helps make their lives meaningful

Written by Markus H. Schafer and Laura Upenieks A new study reveals that individuals in their 60s who give advice to a broad range of people tend to see their lives as especially meaningful. At the same time, this happens to be the age when opportunities for dispensing advice become increasingly scarce. According to the […]

Got gratitude? New research shows that doing makes us more grateful than having
By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Got gratitude? New research shows that doing makes us more grateful than having

Posted on Futurity by Rebecca Valli, Cornell A new study, published in the journal Emotion, suggests many of us feel more thankful for things we experience rather than things we own—and that the gratitude we derive from experiences can make us more generous to others. “Think about how you feel when you come home from buying something new,” […]

New York Times’ David Brooks: The power of a dinner table
By November 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

New York Times’ David Brooks: The power of a dinner table

Written by David Brooks, New York Times Kathy Fletcher and David Simpson have a son named Santi, who went to Washington, D.C., public schools. Santi had a friend who sometimes went to school hungry. So Santi invited him to occasionally eat and sleep at his house. That friend had a friend and that friend had […]

Mentor Toolkit: Open doors for mentees with an ecomap
By November 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Mentor Toolkit: Open doors for mentees with an ecomap

#EverydayMentoring Weekly Tip from The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA  Helping youth network can be frustrating when you aren’t sure how to connect kids to key people who can help them achieve their goals. But it isn’t always as difficult as it seems! One approach that can make this process easier is to develop an ecomap. […]

Formal mentoring program helps boost executive function skills in youth

Formal mentoring program helps boost executive function skills in youth

Morgan, C., Sibthorp, J., & Tsethlikai, M. (2016). Fostering self-regulation skills in youth: examining the effects of a mentoring curriculum in a summer recreation program. Leisure sciences, 38(2), 161-178. Summarized by Matthew Hagler Introduction Self-regulation refers to the ability to control one’s own internal experiences of thoughts and emotions as well as external expression of […]

Believing people can change sparks cooperation with others

Believing people can change sparks cooperation with others

Posted by Alex Shashkevich-Stanford, futurity.org Jewish-Israelis and Palestinian-Israelis have spent decades in conflict over disputed territories. The mutual distrust and skepticism have built to a point that the two groups struggle to work cooperatively on solving their issues. But a research team of psychologists has found that teaching Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli teenagers that groups are […]