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Brief Intervention May Prevent Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent an increase in depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school. ... More>


Risky behavior by teens can be explained in part by how their brains change


Is the Music of the ’60s Really the Best Ever?

I had the good fortune to come of age during the richest musical epoch—well, ever. The Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Dylan, Janis Joplin, Zappa. I could go on and on. […]... More>


The Teenage Brain: How Do We Measure Maturity?

Holden Caulfield is the archetypal American teenager. Or at least he was, way back in the 20th century. His misadventures, narrated in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, may […]... More>


Looking For Trouble (And Seeing It)

I’ve known a few troublemakers over the years. These were guys with huge chips on both shoulders, who would gladly pick a fight if you looked at them wrong. And […]... More>