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Diana Divecha

 

Diana Divecha, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist in San Francisco who writes about children, teens, and cross-cultural family life. Her two daughters are in college and graduate school.

 
 
  

Stories by Diana Divecha

Articles: Can Wishful Thinking Heal Your Brain?

By Diana Divecha | June 2, 2015

A new book explores the frontiers of neuroplasticity, but Diana Divecha says that not all its conclusions are sound.

 

Articles: The Teenage Opportunity

By Diana Divecha | October 28, 2014

A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.

 

Articles: Five Tips for Helping Teens Manage Technology

By Diana Divecha | June 25, 2014

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.

 

Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive Online

By Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014

Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.

 
Tarcher, 2014, 336 pages

Articles: A Journey into the Teenage Brain

By Diana Divecha | January 27, 2014

Daniel Siegel's new book reveals the "power and purpose" of the adolescent brain.

 
Crown, 2013, 288 pages

Articles: The Moralist in the Crib

By Diana Divecha | December 11, 2013

Are children blank slates or selfish monsters? A new book draws on decades of research to argue that we are born with a bias toward goodness.

 
Workman Publishing Company, 2013, 304 pages

Articles: Will Our Grown-Up Kids Ever Grow Up?

By Diana Divecha | June 24, 2013

A new book explores how to parent today's young adults, who are struggling to become established and independent.

 

Articles: What Gen Y Needs from Parents (and Why You Should Give It to Them)

By Diana Divecha | January 22, 2013

New research says parental help for young adults is normal—and it may now be necessary.

 
Delacorte Press, 2011, 176

Articles: A Guide to Your Child’s Brain

By Diana Divecha | February 15, 2012

A review of Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.

 

Articles: How Parenting is Like Surfing

By Diana Divecha | April 21, 2011

A recent study helps parents understand the many hats they have to wear.

 

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    June 30, 2015

    Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.

  • Racism is Not a Mental Illness

    June 22, 2015

    Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?

  • Just One Thing: Forgive Yourself

    June 25, 2015

    Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic!

  

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