Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Stress in America: Are Teens Adopting Adults’ Stress Habits


Course Description: This survey portrays a picture of high stress and ineffective coping mechanisms that appear to be ingrained in our culture, perpetuating unhealthy lifestyles and behaviors for future generations. While the news about American stress levels is not new, what’s troubling is the stress outlook for teens in the United States. In many cases, American teens report experiences with stress that follow a similar pattern to those of adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss whether teens are adopting adults’ stress habits
  • Analyze the impact of stress on sleep patterns for teens and adults
  • Analyze the impact of exercise on managing stress for teens and adults
  • Analyze the impact of stress on eating patterns for teens and adults

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 3 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Norman B. Anderson, PhD, Cynthia D. Belar, PhD, Steven J. Breckler, PhD, and Katherine C. Nordal, PhD

Content Publisher(s): American Psychological Association

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Anderson recently retired as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Psychological Association. Before leading the APA, he was the founding Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health in charge of social and behavioral science and was the first Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. He also served as an associate professor at Duke University and as a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he became well-known for his research and writing on health and behavior, and on racial/ethnic and economic health disparities.

Dr. Belar had retired from APA in 2014 after spending 14 years as executive director for education. Dr. Belar is professor emerita in the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center where she developed academic and clinical tracks in medical psychology at the doctoral, internship and postdoctoral levels.

Dr. Breckler is a program director for social psychology at the National Science Foundation. He is currently in his second rotation at NSF, having previously served in a similar role from 1995 to 2004. Prior to his return to NSF, Steve served as executive director of the American Psychological Association's Science Directorate.

Dr. Norda, the executive director for professional practice of the American Psychological Association, oversees the promotion of the professional practice of psychology and ensures psychological services' accessibility and availability through legislative and judicial advocacy, public education and marketplace initiatives.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2021-5/2/2024. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education clock hours.

American Psychological Association
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New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
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Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
American Psychological Association (APA)

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