Laurence Steinberg AIF 2015

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Laurence Steinberg Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of P...
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Building Better Teen Brains

Building Better Teen Brains

Show Notes

Raising a teenager can be a lot of work and there's hard science behind why adolescence is so challenging. Laurence Steinberg authored the book "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence." In this episode, he talks about how brain development doesn't stop at age three. There's another period where the brain is malleable: during adolescence. These years are key in determining individuals' life outcomes. How should we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people?


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