Teens Learn to Cope with Social Stressors

Teens Learn to Cope with Social Stressors

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 521 , Segment 4

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  • Mar 30, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 17:54 mins

Guest: David Yeager, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin Here’s the thing about teenagers – we remember what it was like to be one – but at that age everything is such a big deal. Especially the social stuff. The popular kid turns you down for the dance and you’re convinced no one will ever love you. It’s so nerve-wracking to strike up a casual conversation with someone you don’t know well and suddenly you’re sure that you’ll always be painfully shy and have to live as a hermit.

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