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Parenting & Family Research Center

Adolescent Studies

Kate Flory, Ph.D., USC, Benjamin Hankin, Ph.D., University of Denver, with the help of graduate students Kerrie Glass Murphy, Emily Wetter, and Catherine Cheely Bradley

The goal of these two small pilot studies funded by the USC Research Consortium for Children and Families (RCCF) was to examine the relation between ADHD and negative outcomes, such as intention to use substances and poor friendship quality, among adolescents ages 11-17. Data was collected using a multi-method approach and included parent-child and child-friend interactions, which were videotaped. Results will help to better understand the negative adolescent outcomes associated with ADHD.