Check out my new Psychology Today blog, Psychology of Adolescence: The Science of Teens, Screens, Gender, and Sexuality.


To see a full list of TAYA Lab publications, including manuscripts that are currently in preparation and under review, please see Dr. Choukas-Bradley's CV.


Full-text publications for many papers can be found on ResearchGate, and citation information can be found on Google Scholar.


To request a full-text publication that is not available online, please contact Dr. Choukas-Bradley at or via Research Gate


The Appearance-Related Social Media Consciousness Scale is available for use by researchers here, and was published in an open-access paper available here.


"Glow up, own up: Should we all be honest about photo filters?" (2021, July 9). Huffington Post. Retrieved from

"Why experts say Norway’s retouched photo law won’t help fight body image issues" (2021, July 8). Washington Post. Retrieved from

"Will hiding likes on Instagram and Facebook improve users’ mental health? We asked experts" (2021, May 28). Washington Post. Retrieved from


“Measuring the effect of social media on body image” (2020, June 2). Top of Mind with Julie Rose (BYU Radio). Retrieved from 


“Study highlights fluid sexual orientation in many teens” (2019, December 1). Science Blog. Retrieved from

“Local psychology experts say removal of Instagram likes is ‘step in the right direction’ (2019, November 21). CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA). Retrieved from


“Pitt study finds large number of transgender teens have suicidal thoughts” (2019, October 15). WESA: Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station. Retrieved from

"Parents, teach your kids about sex." (2019, August 13). The Doctor Will See You Now. Retrieved from


“What happens when parents talk to kids frankly about sex?” (2019, July 29). U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved from


“Children whose parents teach them about sex are less at risk of STIs and unwanted pregnancy because ‘they’re better at using condoms.’” (2019, July 29). The Daily Mail. Retrieved from


“Talking with both daughters and sons about sex.” (2017, January 11). New York Times. Retrieved from


“Internet-addled teens are worse at awkward, necessary dating conversations.” (2016, July 1). New York Magazine. Retrieved from

“The more parents talk to teens about sex, the safer their sex will be.” (2015, November 2). Huffington Post. Retrieved from


“Alas, you do have to talk to your teen about sex.” (2015, November 2). TIME. Retrieved from


“The sex talk works, even if it makes you cringe.” (2015, November 2). NBC News. Retrieved from


“Sex, drugs, and pluralistic ignorance: Why smart groups do dumb things.” The Atlantic. (2015, January 9). Retrieved from

“The popular crowd is having less sex and doing fewer drugs than high schoolers think.” Business Insider. (2015, January 9). Retrieved from 


“Teens who text about condoms more likely to practice safe sex: Study.” New York Daily News. (2014, February 10). Retrieved from