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Social costs of achievement vary by race/ethnicity, school features

Doing well in school and feeling accepted by your peers are both important challenges during adolescence. Sometimes these don't fit well together, as when teens are ostracized for being smart. A new study has found that such pressures differ for tee...

Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University. Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine recept...

Father’s incarceration associated with elevated risks of marijuana and other illegal...

In a recently published study in the journal Addiction, researchers from Bowling Green State University report evidence of an association between father's...

Abortion does not cause depression or low self-esteem in adolescents

A new study has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their...

Low grades in adolescence linked to dopamine genes

The academic performance of adolescents will suffer in at least one of four key subjects -- -- English, math, science, history -- -- if their DNA contains one or more of three specific dopamine gene variations, according to a study led by ren...

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