Peer pressure in adolescence often has negative connotations for worried parents and in the media. Jorien investigated the positive influence of peers on decision-making and examined the neural underpinnings of peer influence in the adolescent brain.
News of terrorist attacks is on TV almost daily, and the threat of terrorism affects everyone, including children. Being aware of our reactions and enhancing our sense of control may help us to handle both children’s fears of terrorism and our own.
Nobody expected what happened on November 8th. In the aftermath of the election there was a lot of criticism of pollsters, since almost all polls had shown Clinton as the big favorite. Almost no pollsters got the election results right. What went wrong?