The BBC has a number of my most liked websites, and here is an example why. In a recent article BBC How Teen Years Shape Our Personalities by psychologist and father of twins Christian Jarrett, we learn about current research about the young, which includes, as Jarrett writes:
…long-term studies show that the traits that appear in our teenage years are predictive of a wide range of outcomes in life, including academic success and risk of unemployment.
As an educator, I am interested in learning more. Jarrett doesn’t write about the teen years just to share knowledge, but also hopes that (from the article) …learning more about the forces that shape teenagers’ personalities, we can potentially intervene and help set them on a healthier, more successful path.
For me, learning that… Another study uncovered a link between self-confidence at school and positive personality development is intriguing. Are students confident at school because they have more positive personality development, or do they become more positive in their development because they are confident at school? I wonder.
If you are interested in learning more about topics like this, the BBC does offer to send you their top six “can’t miss” stories each week by signing up here: BBC’s 6 “can’t miss” stories.
I know I am looking forward to reading these top 6 stories each Friday.
What about you? Do you have some favorite news sites?