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Massive NIH Effort to Understand Substance Use in Adolescents

APS Fellow BJ Casey of Weill Medical College of Cornell University is among the researchers receiving funding from 13 grants announced by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in […]... More>

No, Your Children Aren’t Becoming Digital Zombies

Observer Article

Using Time to Understand Behavioral Development

In the days, weeks, and years following traumatic events from combat to spinal-cord injuries, most individuals respond with resilience and do not go on to develop PTSD, notes APS Fellow George A. Bonanno. Bonanno joins APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Ian J. Deary, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Emily Butler, and Robert N. Singer for a cross-cutting theme program on how memory, relationships, and even IQ can affect people across different periods of their lifespans — from milliseconds to decades. ... More>

Beyond Simple Models of Self-Control

The adolescent brain is more “plastic” than it will ever be again and capable of remarkable adaptability in light of the many challenges that this developmental phase brings. Yet it […]... More>

Teen Brains Shift Gears on Risk with Mom Watching

Neuroimaging data from teen drivers finds that risky behavior is less rewarding and brain areas related to self-control become more active when mothers are present. ... More>