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Dr. Virginia Huynh's Study Links Even Minor Forms of Discrimination to Teen Sleep Loss

Parents and educators regularly lament the amount of sleep today’s teenagers get. Throw in overt or even subtle forms of racial and ethnic discrimination, and a good night’s sleep can become even harder for minority teens, according to a recent study by California State University, Northridge child and adolescent development professor Dr. Virginia Huynh.

The adverse effects of the discrimination can be mitigated, the study found, in teens who feel a strong sense of belonging to their school.

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The Changing Face of Racism with Dr. Virginia Huynh

Learn about Dr. Virginia Huynh's research and professional interests in the effects of microaggressions on children and teens.