SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 11.4. Discuss the effects of sleep and nutrition on adolescent functioning.

El-Sheikh, M., Bagley, E. J., Keiley, M. K., & Erath, S. A. (2014). Growth in body mass index from childhood into adolescence: The role of sleep duration and quality. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34(8), 1145-1166.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study examined longitudinal relations between sleep and body mass index from late childhood to early adolescence.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are the consequences of obesity during childhood and adolescence?
  2. How is sleep related to BMI?
  3. What are the gender differences found between sleep and BMI?
  4. What implications do the findings have for improving the overall health of early adolescents?

LO 11.8. Outline the developmental progression of moral reasoning, factors that influence it, and its link with behavior.

Shen, Y., Carlo, G., & Knight, G. P. (2013). Relations between parental discipline, empathy-related traits, and prosocial moral reasoning: A multicultural examination. Journal of Early Adolescence, 33(7), 994-1021.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study explored how parental inductions and punitiveness were related to prosocial moral reasoning through perspective taking and sympathy.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is the difference between prohibitive moral judgment and prosocial moral reasoning?
  2. How can prosocial moral reasoning be fostered in adolescents?
  3. What are the ethnic group differences in sympathy and perspective taking?
  4. How is parenting related to adolescent moral reasoning?