Social Connectedness Leads to HigherAchievement, One Study Shows

Band.Geeks_-660x463I read an interesting article today on about how socializing can be very important for psychosocial development in adolescence. Follow this link to to read the article.


Attachment in infancy seems to have an effect on psychosocial development.

Attachment Disorders A particularly interesting read. This quote definitely stood out: “Life stressors from early neglect to later family discord may have impacted each child differently, perhaps due to differences in temperament.” Stressors and early attachment help to form us, and may explain why certain students behave the way they do. This can manifest in the classroom environment.


Social Connectedness and Psychosocial Development in Adolescence

Social Connectedness and Psychosocial Development in Adolescence

A 32-year study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies (who knew that existed?!?) found that overall social connectedness has a positive impact on psychosocial development in adolescence and positively affects academic achievement. This is the link to the Wired article about this study. Interesting!

The Link Between Childhood Cancer and Psychosocial Development

The Link Between Childhood Cancer and Psychosocial Development

According to this article, half of all childhood cancer survivors suffer adverse affects from the treatments that save their lives. Hearing loss can be common with treatment of some cancers and this can directly impact psychosocial development.

Did you know?

Did you know that in studies that have been conducted, there is a correlation between family meal frequency and psychosocial well-being? It’s true! In this study by Marla E. Eisenberg, ScD, MPH; Rachel E. Olson, MS; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD; Mary Story, PhD, RD; and Linda H. Bearinger, PhD, MS, family meals promote psychosocial well-being in adolescents.

Correlations Between Family Meals and Psychosocial Well-being Among Adolescents