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Adolescent Brain

National Foster Care Awareness Month

Gary Stangler | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Gary Stangler

Efforts like these are important because letting kids engage in typical childhood activities is more than just letting them be normal. It is also critical to their healthy development.

Antwone Fisher's Story Shows Why Young People in Foster Care Deserve a Better Path

Gary Stangler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gary Stangler

Ten years ago, the movie Antwone Fisher opened in theaters across the country, revealing, for the first time to many, the challenges young adults in our foster care system face.

Meredith Melnick

Why Are Terrorists So Often Young Men? | Meredith Melnick | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living

As investigators try to unravel the possible motives of the Boston marathon bombing suspects, brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 1...

What's Different About Brains Of 20-Somethings?

| Posted 08.29.2012 | Science

By Ferris Jabr In the opening scene of Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls, the Horvaths tell their 24-year-old daughter Hannah that they will no longer...

Why Teens Love Sex, Speed & Danger — And Why It's A Good Thing

Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Why do some teens drive fast, drink too much and obsess about their social lives? The traditional narrative has been that teens' brains are a work in ...

5 Myths About The Teenage Brain

David Moshman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Moshman

A 2006 cartoon in The New Yorker shows parents ordering their adolescent son to go to his room until his cerebral cortex matures. This nicely illustrates how we have come to think about adolescents.