The #MeToo campaign has shown that sexual harassment is much more common than was previously believed. The campaign gives people the courage to share their negative experiences, because they see their friends and acquaintances also having that courage.
Peer pressure in adolescence often has negative connotations for worried parents and in the media. Jorien investigated the positive influence of peers on decision-making and examined the neural underpinnings of peer influence in the adolescent brain.
News of terrorist attacks is on TV almost daily, and the threat of terrorism affects everyone, including children. Being aware of our reactions and enhancing our sense of control may help us to handle both children’s fears of terrorism and our own.