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premature affluence
having more income than one can manage maturely, especially during adolescence.
community service
the involvement of young people in activities that serve some social or economic need of society.
service learning
structured educational experiences that involve volunteering in the community.
experience sampling method (ESM)
a method of collecting data about adolescents' emotional states, in which individuals are paged and asked to report on their mood and activity.
curvilinear pattern
in statistical analyses, a pattern of relations between two variables that resembles a U-shaped or an inverted U-shaped curve.
routine activity theory
a perspective on adolescence that views unstructured, unsupervised time with peers as a main cause of misbehavior.
positive youth development
the goal of programs designed to facilitate healthy psychosocial development and not simply to deter problematic development.
cultivation theory
a perspective on media use that emphasizes the impact media exposure have on individuals.
uses and gratification approach
a perspective on media use that emphasizes the active role users play in selecting the media to which they are exposed.
media practice model
a perspective on media use that emphasizes the fact that adolescents not only choose what media they are exposed to but also interpret the media in ways that shape their impact.
correlation
when two things go hand in hand
causation
when one thing actually causes another.
reverse causation
when the correlation between two things is due not to the first thing causing the second, but to the second causing the first.
spurious causation
when the correlation between two things is due to the fact that each of them is correlated with some third factor.
viral marketing
a way of promoting products or services by encouraging individuals to pass information on to others.