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Sexualized Body Image Has Negative Effect on Young Adolescent Girls

Sexualized Body Image Has Negative Effect on Young Adolescent Girls

AUSTIN, Texas — Middle-school girls who value sex appeal differ from their peers in troubling ways, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Early Puberty Linked To Higher Substance Use Throughout Adolescence

A new University of Texas at Austin study reveals that teens for whom puberty begins early and who have rapid pubertal development are at greater risk for experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.

University Experts Available to Discuss Back-to-School Topics

University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children’s mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.   Children's Mental and Emotional Health KEVIN STARK Professor, Department of Educational Psychology…   » Continue Reading