The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic

Remember this magazine cover? Looks pretty similar to this cover from 1976: Or this one from 1985? Or do you remember this picture? Yeah, I debunked this story already here but these pictures suit the image of the egocentric, smartphone obsesses youth, and for sure this selfie-taking generation will be more narcissistic for sure? Well… no.… Read More The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic

The meaning and qualities of friendship offline and online

The worst thing Marc Zuckerberg ever did is calling connections on Facebook ‘friends’, but still that doesn’t mean friendship doesn’t exist online or doesn’t mean a thing. Many parents worry about how much time teenagers spend texting, sharing selfies and engaging in other online activities with their friends. However, according to a recent research synthesis, many… Read More The meaning and qualities of friendship offline and online

Surprising or not? Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades

This new paper at first surprised me – we know the average age of the menarche has become younger the past century – and didn’t surprise me – we are on average longer ‘young’ as we seem to wait longer to become an adult. So, for me it seems to depend on how you define… Read More Surprising or not? Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades