RRBM Honor Roll

The RRBM Honor Roll publications have been selected as examples of research that is both rigorous and relevant. The listing below offers credible insights for society.

These publications have been selected for the RRBM Honor Roll by the Selection Board with the exception of 2019 articles selected by a pre-test review panel.


Nature of the publicationJournal article
Title of the publicationFacilitating Adolescent Well‐Being: A Review of the Challenges and Opportunities and the Beneficial Roles of Parents, Schools, Neighborhoods, and Policymakers.
Journal name/Book publisherJournal of Consumer Psychology

Adolescents face exceptional challenges and opportunities that may have a lifelong impact on their consumption
and personal and societal well-being. Parents, community members (schools and neighborhoods), and
policymakers play major roles in shaping adolescents and influencing their engagement in consumption
behaviors that are either developmentally problematic (e.g., drug use and unhealthy eating) or developmentally
constructive (e.g., academic pursuits and extracurricular activities). In this article, we discuss two main
topics: (a) the challenges and opportunities that characterize adolescence, based primarily on research in epidemiology
and neuroscience, and (b) the ways that parents, community members, and policymakers can facilitate
positive adolescent development, based on research from many disciplines including marketing,
psychology, sociology, communications, public health, and education. Our goal is to summarize the latest scientific
findings that can be used by various stakeholders to help adolescents navigate this turbulent period
and become well-adjusted, thriving adults.

Author #1Cornelia Ann Pechmann
Affiliation Author #1University of California Irvine
Author #2Jesse R Catlin
Affiliation Author #2California State University Sacramento
Author #3Yu Zheng
Affiliation Author #3Sun Yat-Sen University