Faculty member uses blogs to teach adolescence course

March 6, 2006

The last generation used diaries as a method of expressing their private thoughts on romance and the social problems that impacted their lives. Diaries often were locked and regarded as “top secret” by the author. In today’s world, many adolescents use the Internet as a public setting to express their supposedly private feelings and experiences. After reading a few articles about this new method of teenage expression and checking out a few Web sites, Elizabeth Mazur, Penn State McKeesport associate professor, decided to use the Internet as a hands-on way for her undergraduates to study adolescent behavior.

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