Topic: Adolescent

Sexualized Body Image Has Negative Effect on Young Adolescent Girls

Oct. 29, 2014

[caption id="attachment_48991" align="alignright" width="393" caption="Rebecca Bigler, Professor of Psychology"]Rebecca Bigler, Professor of Psychology[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas Middle-school girls who value sex appeal differ from their peers in troubling ways, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Early Puberty Linked To Higher Substance Use Throughout Adolescence

Oct. 7, 2013

A new University of Texas at Austin study reveals that teens for whom puberty begins early and who have rapid pubertal development are at greater risk for experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.

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University Experts Available to Discuss Back-to-School Topics

Aug. 1, 2012

University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children's mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.


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