Tag: self-esteem

  • Higher drug abuse among gay youth likely tied to rejection

    For a lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth, “coming out” is an extremely stressful, though important event that can result in improved self-esteem, social-support, and psychological adjustment. However, a recent study found that the reactions to such a disclosure have a lot to do with the risk of those youths abusing alcohol and drugs. Social rejection […]

  • They do it in the movies!!! Smoking, teens, and being cool

    Contributing co-author: Jamie Felzer Celebrities get their fair share of flack for inappropriate behavior on screen. Only recently, research regarding the effects of onscreen violence, even in cartoons, making youngsters act more aggressively made some serious noise. So what about smoking? If kids see their favorite stars smoking cigarettes in films, would they be more […]