just procrastinating

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Study: Cool Kids Act Cool
The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to use our tax dollars wisely. Here is a necessary study done here at U VA to tell us something that we already knew:
Popular teenagers are much more likely to drink, smoke marijuana, shoplift and vandalize property than their less-popular peers, according to a new University of Virginia study.

Researchers said results of their study contradict traditional views about the benefits of being one of the "cool kids" in school.

"We tend to think if kids are well-liked by their peers, that provides a safety net for them," said psychology professor Joseph Allen, the lead investigator of the study. "Popular adolescents do have many advantages, but we find they are at greater risk for drug use and petty criminal behavior."
Wow, the cool kids. Who would have guessed?

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