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Teens Risk Taking

The Perils of Adolescence

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.27.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

For decades the common wisdom of parenting manuals was that teenagers feel invulnerable, immortal, and simply perceive less peril in dicey situations and believe they have much more control than they actually do. In short, they underestimate life's very real risks and dangers. But scientists who study adolescent decision making now dispute this common parenting wisdom.

Presence Of Peers Makes Risk-Taking More Appealing To Teen Brain

LiveScience | RICK NAUERT, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Temple University researchers Drs. Jason Chein and Laurence Steinberg set out to measure brain activity in adolescents, alone and with peers, as they ...