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Teens Engaged in Activism Become Better Critical Thinkers, U-M Study Finds

August 1, 2023

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5-15 mins
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A recent study by researchers at the University of Michigan suggests that teens develop better critical thinking skills and political acumen when involved in some form of community-based activism. Matthew Diemer, U-M professor of education and psychology, suggests that community-based activism supports the development of critical consciousness and social action among adolescents.

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