College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – marijuana is a different story

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – but something else is rising

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes in some areas, but the number of young adults using both alcohol and marijuana is also rising, raising concerns about a future surge in substance abuse problems.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Young dogs might be more similar to human teenagers than we think: new research

Dogs can behave like teenagers too. But it's just a passing phase – and the quality of the dog-owner relationship matters.

Lucy Asher, Senior Lecturer in Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~7 min

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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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