Tag: emerging adulthood

A hidden benefit of cross-race/culture mentoring
By February 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

A hidden benefit of cross-race/culture mentoring

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working By Katherine W. Phillips (from Scientific American) Credit: Edel Rodriguez In Brief Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of […]

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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 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 […]

Being mindful of microaggressions: What are they and what mentors and programs can do
By December 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Being mindful of microaggressions: What are they and what mentors and programs can do

Written by Anne Godlasky, USA TODAY Many Americans have experienced “microaggressions,” but not as many know it. Microaggressions are the “constant and continuing reality of slights, insults, invalidations and indignities visited upon marginalized groups by well-intentioned, moral and decent family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, students, teachers, clerks, waiters and waitresses, employers, health care professionals and […]

New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors
By December 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

New research investigates long-term impacts of natural mentors

Miranda-Chan, T., Fruiht, V., Dubon, V., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). The functions and longitudinal outcomes of adolescents’ naturally occurring mentorships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 47-59. Summarized by Sam Burton     Introduction Research has demonstrated that having strong relationships with non-parental adults relates to positive outcomes for adolescents, such as performing better in […]

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 […]

Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows
By November 22, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows

Hurd, N. M.,  Tan, J., Loeb, E. L. (2016). Natural mentoring relationships and the adjustment to college among underrepresented students. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Matthew Hagler     Introduction Compared to their more privileged counterparts, college students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from unrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and first-generation college […]

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 […]

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 […]