A Social Neuroscience Perspective on Adolescent Risk-Taking, by Laurence Steinberg
When informed [...] teens do not refuse to include biological factors in their understanding of adolescent behavior. Rather, confronted with an overwhelmingly negative view of the “teenage brain” as defined by the incapacity to exert control over high-risk pleasure-seeking behaviors or by a deficit in the synchronization of cognition and affect (e.g., Steinberg 2008), they call for neuroscience to contribute to a positive view of their age of life and, in any case, do not generally see behavior in purely biological terms.
You can download the full-text article at the link below:Steinberg, Laurence. 2008. “A Social Neuroscience Perspective on Adolescent Risk-Taking.” Developmen...Learn more about the author at his website: