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 (linked above).
The Appearance-Related Social Media Consciousness Scale is available for use by researchers here, and was first published in an open-access paper available here (Choukas-Bradley et al., 2020). A paper reporting its psychometric properties for use with young adults was published in 2022 and is available here (Maheux et al., 2022).
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
New York Times (2022, March). “For some teens, as masks come off, anxiety sets in.” By Emily Sohn. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/17/well/family/teenage-student-mask-anxiety.html
APA Monitor on Psychology (2022, March). “How can we minimize Instagram’s harmful effects? Psychologists’ research has shown that Instagram use is associated both with beneficial and detrimental effects—depending on how it’s used.” https://www.apa.org/monitor/2022/2022-03-monitor.pdf
Huffington Post. "Glow up, own up: Should we all be honest about photo filters?" (2021, July 9). Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/norway-law-influencer-retouching-labels_uk_60e6c0e3e4b0f28cac98e7a6
Washington Post. "Why experts say Norway’s retouched photo law won’t help fight body image issues" (2021, July 8). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/photo-edit-social-media-norway/2021/07/08/f30d59ca-df2c-11eb-ae31-6b7c5c34f0d6_story.html
Washington Post. "Will hiding likes on Instagram and Facebook improve users’ mental health? We asked experts" (2021, May 28). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/likes-facebook-instagram-mental-health/2021/05/27/132073d0-be55-11eb-9c90-731aff7d9a0d_story.html
CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA). “Local psychology experts say removal of Instagram likes is ‘step in the right direction’ (2019, November 21). Retrieved from https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/11/21/psychology-experts-instagram-likes/
WESA: Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station. “Pitt study finds large number of transgender teens have suicidal thoughts” (2019, October 15). Retrieved from https://www.wesa.fm/post/pitt-study-finds-large-number-transgender-teens-have-suicidal-thoughts#stream/0
U.S. News and World Report. “What happens when parents talk to kids frankly about sex?” (2019, July 29). Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-07-29/what-happens-when-parents-talk-to-kids-frankly-about-sex
New York Times. “Talking with both daughters and sons about sex.” (2017, January 11).Retrieved from https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/well/family/talking-about-sex-with-daughters-and-sons.html
New York Magazine. “Internet-addled teens are worse at awkward, necessary dating conversations.” (2016, July 1). Retrieved from http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/07/techy-teens-worse-at-dating-conversations.html
Huffington Post. “The more parents talk to teens about sex, the safer their sex will be.” (2015, November 2). Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-more-parents-talk-to-teens-about-sex-the-safer-their-sex-will-be_us_5637a6dfe4b00aa54a4eeea
TIME. “Alas, you do have to talk to your teen about sex.” (2015, November 2). Retrieved from http://time.com/4094495/alas-you-do-have-to-talk-to-your-teen-about-sex
NBC News. “The sex talk works, even if it makes you cringe.” (2015, November 2). Retrieved from http://www.nbcnews.com/health/sexual-health/sex-talk-works-even-if-it-makes-you-cringe-n455981
The Atlantic. “Sex, drugs, and pluralistic ignorance: Why smart groups do dumb things.” (2015, January 9). Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/01/sex-and-drugs-and-high-school-but-also-social-psychology/384339/
Business Insider. “The popular crowd is having less sex and doing fewer drugs than high schoolers think.” (2015, January 9). Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/the-popular-crowd-is-having-less-sex-and-doing-less-drugs-than-high-schoolers-think-2015-1