Tweens Sensitive To Others’ Perceptions Of Them

In a new study using brain-mapping techniques, early adolescents and young adults responded to researchers’ questions about whether short phrases (such as “I am popular”) described them, and whether they believed others (mothers, best friends, classmates) thought these phrases described them, too. In comparison to the young adults, the tweens were found to see themselves in ways that may depend more on what they believe others think about their abilities and attributes.

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Tweens Sensitive To Others’ Perceptions Of Them

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