Rebelling Against the Brain: Public Engagement with the ‘Neurological Adolescent, by Choudhury, McKinney and Merten
Adolescents’ explanations of their own behaviors and mental health issues emphasize personal, familial, and social contexts, rarely incorporating the brain or biology (Choudhury, McKinney, and Merten 2012). This may be partly attributable to a lack of information. When informed, however, teens do not refuse to include biological factors in their understanding of adolescent behavior.
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