Shattering Cultural Norms: Where Do We Begin?

I remember the first time it was whispered in my ear as I sat in math class in the 9th grade. My friend leaned over and said, “Chris is a fag, did you hear?” Yes, I had noticed Chris’s distinctive “feminine” swagger and how he would throw his hands up in a flamboyant way every … Continue reading Shattering Cultural Norms: Where Do We Begin?

Nostalgia-Have teenagers really changed?

“Ah the good ol’days.” How easy it is to remember how our generation was just somehow better and the youth so much more respectful and polite. It seems as if every generation engages in nostalgic recollections of youth. We often hear it said that the teens of “our day” were more moral and compliant than the … Continue reading Nostalgia-Have teenagers really changed?

Child Psychopath: The Difference Between Social Influences and Genetics Traits in Psychopathy

At what age is it considered appropriate to label someone a psychopath? Can You Call a 9 Year Old a Psychopath? It is a controversial topic. Some say a child can be diagnosed with psychopathy as young as five years old. Others don’t believe you can really tell until that child, or adolescent reaches adulthood because […]

PBS: Inside the Teenage Brain

By: Meghan McTernan Physiological psychology. Big words, simple definitions. It’s basically a subdivision of psychology that focuses on the brain’s structures and functions to understand behavior. Inside the Teenage Brain took this concept and used it to understand teenage behavior. I remember waking up at 6am for high school, dreading every second of it, sleeping … Continue reading PBS: Inside the Teenage Brain