Ty Tashiro: Awkward

Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome
Ty Tashiro
TEDxNashville, Jun 14, 2018

7:45 we have more connections than we ever did before but we have fewer meaningful relationships and find it harder to form a deep connection with the people that we care about the most


The “Cool” Kids & Pseudomature Behavior

What Ever Happened to the “Cool” Kids? Long-Term Sequelae of Early Adolescent Pseudomature Behavior
Child Development. 11 JUN 2014
Joseph P. Allen, et al.

Pseudomature behavior—ranging from minor delinquency to precocious romantic involvement—is widely viewed as a nearly normative feature of adolescence.
When such behavior occurs early in adolescence, however, it was hypothesized to reflect a misguided overemphasis upon impressing peers and was considered likely to predict long-term adjustment problems.
In a multimethod, multireporter study following a community sample of 184 adolescents from ages 13 to 23, early adolescent pseudomature behavior was linked cross-sectionally to a heightened desire for peer popularity and to short-term success with peers.
Longitudinal results, however, supported the study’s central hypothesis: Early adolescent pseudomature behavior predicted long-term difficulties in close relationships, as well as significant problems with alcohol and substance use, and elevated levels of criminal behavior.

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