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Consideration of views of the future future orientation appears to play an important part in teenage girls' decisions to continue with pregnancy. To date, no study has explored this in teenage pregnant girls at the time they make their decision to continue with or terminate their pregnancy. The termination of pregnancy and antenatal groups were interviewed, and the never pregnant group completed postal questionnaires.
Interviews were carried out with ten LifeLab students to gain further insights. Students became significantly more interested in studying science beyond compulsory schooling, and in considering science and healthcare career options. Although results were statistically significant, the intervention sample was quite small, and further data collection is ongoing.
For several years, a range of major museums across the United States — the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles — have been studying effects of their teen programs, each one of them bringing diverse youth together with artists and museum staff around tailored activities and events. Thanks to its length, the study Room to Rise has followed young people during several years to understand the short-term and long-term impact of museums, from right after the programs until their adult life. If you have ever wondered if teens really bring something home from their museum visit, the answer is yes. Even a single visit or field trip increases the ability to think critically about art and to understand how people from other time periods and world regions lived.
I n a political climate where most adults are inert with despair, a growing number of teenagers are responding with action. After 14 children and three adults were massacred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it was students — not parents, teachers or political representatives — who organised themselves to campaign for changes to US gun laws. The March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, DC on 24 March was accompanied by sister marches around the world: millions of young people supporting each other and demanding policy reform.
When it comes to their future careers, many teens are going to be in for a rude awakening, new research suggests. The study shows that the jobs most teens want don't fit into the current workplace reality. For example, just 1 percent of the teens surveyed want an office, support administrative or sales position when they start their careers, despite those jobs making up 25 percent of today's workforce.
An imbalance of functioning in attention-related brain systems may help forecast the course of teen depression, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimagingpublished by Elsevier. Proper coordination of frontoinsular brain networks help us regulate our attention between external goals and self-focused or emotional thinking. But abnormalities in the coordination between these networks were not only evident in teens with more severe depression, but also, critically, predicted increased depressive symptoms two weeks later.
Living as a teenager in the 21st century can be challenging. He or she is a person who acts as the bridge between a child, filled with a ludicrous imagination, and an adult, who always is searching for logical practical solutions, while making a path in society. A teenager hence follows a different path. He or she insists on making statements through actions rather than just ranting about it.
The mood swings and stress you experience as you go through puberty can shape your brain to determine the person you will become. My four-year-old twins are similar in many ways — both are sociable, loving and cheeky — but a few contrasts are opening up. For instance, our son is more aware of time, endlessly curious about the future.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Much is heard from politicians and analysts about the difficult relationship between the US and Pakistan, but the BBC has been hearing the views of teenagers in Islamabad. Pupils from countries including India, Egypt, China, Jamaica and Libya have been exchanging views on the issues that matter to them. Asia selected China India.