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Affect Among Teenagers - The Role of Sleep

Peter Franzen PhD. Is Associate Director for Education of the University of Pittsburgh Sleep and Chronobiology Center. This Podcast discusses teenagers shortened sleep during critical high school years, when teenagers must attend school at early times. These sleep changes affect teenager reactivity, emotion, stress, pleasure( anhedonia) cognition and substance use. Consequent to sleep research findings this Podcast also discusses controversial school based interventions to prevent negative outcomes.

Released: 3/11/20

References: Owens JA, American Academy of Pediatrics Position Statement : School Start Times for Adolescents, Pediatrics 134: #3, 2014, pp. 842-50

McMakin DL, Dahl RE, Buysse DJ, Cousins JC, Forbes EE, Silk JS, Siegel GJ, Franzen PL, The Impact of Experimental Sleep Restriction On Affective Functioning in Social and Nonsocial Contexts Among Adolescents: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57:9 (2016) pp 1027-1037