Literacy in the Disciplines

by Diane Lapp and Thomas DeVere Wolsey
We want to tell you about an exciting project we’ve been working on that connects experts in various disciplines with teachers and literacy professors. We believe that when great minds meet, wonderful …

Literacy Beat’s Influencer Series

The bloggers at Literacy Beat have begun a series of posts to introduce leaders in the field of technology and literacy, such as Kathy Shrock and Don Leu. Visit Literacy Beat to learn more or to suggest an influencer for …

8 Great Children’s Books About Autism

8 Great Children’s Books About Autism
About 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the CDC, so your family probably knows someone with autism. Help your child learn…

Use Boolify to Improve Online Searches

by Elizabeth Dobler
I have always had trouble grasping the concept of Boolean logic (the use of the words “and,” “not,” “or,” along with +, -, and <>) when searching online. Since I use Google when I want to find information …

6 April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids

6 April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids
We love playing silly (and harmless!) pranks on our kids on April Fools’ Day! Check out our favorite Pinterest-inspired April Fools’ jokes to play on…

Resources for Teaching Argumentation

Thomas DeVere Wolsey has compiled a list of literacy resources for teachers and students to help with creating and critiquing effective arguments. Read about some of the resources in his post on Literacy Beat.

Kids’ Book Finder

Review by Thomas DeVere Wolsey

There are so many good books for children and young adults that it can be hard for teachers and parents to know which ones will interest the young readers with whom they work. Fortunately, three …

Supporting Sensory Development: The Efficacy of Sensory Integrative Approaches to School-Based Occupational Therapy

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Promoting Ethnic Awareness and Appreciation in Preschool Children

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Emerging Adults’ Friends with Benefits Relationships

Friends with benefits is a relationship where friends are sexually, but not romantically, involved (Lehmiller, VanderDrtift, & Kelly, 2011). It is a type of relationship that is growing in popularity for young adults, frequently replacing traditional dating (Bradshaw, Kahn, & Salville, 2010). The goal of friends with benefits relationships is to maintain a friendship while engaging in physical intimacy without romantic emotional attachment (Gusarova, Fraser & Alderson, 2012). Although this type of relationship aims for equality, friends with benefits relationships are controversial due to the presence of a sexual double standard in which men are permitted to have more sexual freedom than women (Conley, Ziegler, & Moors, 2012). In order to better understand modern emerging adult sexual relationships, it is important to consider young adults’ attitudes about friends with benefits relationships and their participation in this form of relationship. Because it is possible that social views differentially influence emerging adults’ attitudes and behaviors, researchers have investigated the ways that peers, parents, and media view friends with benefits relationships. Of particular importance is that there seems to be a discrepancy between the way in which male and female sexual behaviors are not evaluated equally. We began by exploring how social views on FWB relationships are related to male and female emerging adults’ attitudes and behaviors. We then reported on a case study that we conducted to understand more about college-aged students’ Friends with Benefits (FWB) relationships.

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