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The Risky Adolescent Pathways lab is a team of researchers dedicated to understanding youth risky, violent, and antisocial behaviors. We examine factors and settings that protect youth from or propel them towards antisocial trajectories. Our translational work is dedicated to informing intervention and prevention programs and public policy.


 Journal of Research on Adolescence
Special Section, Ambulatory Assessment 


Menzies Centre for Applied Health Economics Seminar Series 

Big data but cross-sectional, what are our options for providing a robust picture of family well-being and tech?

AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference 

What are emerging best practices for inclusive ambulatory assessment methods with "at risk" youth? Lab alumna Dr. Uink shares research strategies.

When we think about adolescents' externalizing-and how to prevent it-should we be thinking beyond building "discrete skills?" Modecki argues for why bolstering intertwined skills for resilience renders a whole that is more than the sum of its parts.  

It is bedtime-do you know where your teen's mobile phone is located? Recent YAPS-lab graduate Dr. Vernon discusses her lead-authored research published in Child Development.

Are peers perhaps the "best medicine?" Doctoral Candidate Uink discusses research from our "How do you feel study?" This write-up was originally featured by the Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley.

In order to understand how best to support families experiencing stressful events, including those experiencing 

parental divorce, studies need to consider the inter-related nature of the family context. A discussion in the Washington Post featuring Modecki's research with ASU colleagues highlights the need for continued longitudinal research in this arena.

© 2015 by Kathy Modecki

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