Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown

Together the social and emotional 'jobs' of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.

Catherine Bagwell, Professor of Psychology, Oxford College, Emory University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Isolating together is challenging – and relationship stresses can affect biological functioning

A study found the emotional dynamic between young heterosexual partners can have a measurable physiological effect on men, but not on women.

Hannah L. Schacter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
April 13, 2020 ~6 min

 psychology  sleep  young-adults  relationships  romantic-relationships  romantic-partners  los-angeles  heart-rate  developmental-psychology  intimacy