Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., co-authored this "Health advisory on social media use in adolescence", released by the American Psychological Association. The advisory examines potential beneficial and harmful effects of social media use on adolescents’ social, educational, psychological, and neurological development, and provides recommendations based on the scientific evidence to date.
March 2, 2023
Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., submitted this statement for the record in connection with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's February 14, 2023 hearing, "Protecting Our Children Online." In the statement, she notes some important policy directions and research findings that apply to youth, social media, and mental health, and urges the Committee to recognize that social media can have positive as well as negative effects on youth mental health.
February 21, 2023
WCW will lead the design of a social inclusion strategy to empower women and young people in the Liberian forestry sector.
February 16, 2023
Many findings from the audit are relevant to police departments across the country, according to Senior Research Scientist Linda Williams, Ph.D.
January 25, 2023
In the second episode of the series, Amy Franks reads from her essay, "A Mirror for Black Boys," and Devan Blackwell reads from his essay, "Creating Windows Through Words." Both essays explore the ways in which youth development experiences can transform lives.
January 19, 2023
The interdisciplinary course is focused on social technologies and adolescent development.