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Inside the Teenage Brain

by Marion on September 13th, 2010

Research has been undertaken over the past 25 years on the brain development of adolescents. It’s now understand that it is during adolescence that the brain undergoes the second most rapid and complex change after the first few years of childhood development. You can use this information to help inform those with whom you work as to why diversity in programs is needed, why safe risks are needed, why youth need ongoing physical, intellectual, emotional, social and moral stimulation.

Here is a nicely done interview with a researcher, who had a show done on PBS. It gives a good and understandable explanation of the process of the development of the adolescent brain.

Inside the Teenage Brain

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