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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>


Teenagers Shape Each Other’s Views on How Risky a Situation Is

Young adolescents’ judgments of how risky a situation is are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while adults' views guide risk evaluation in most other age groups. ... More>


WSJ. Magazine February 2015: The Columnists


Driving Under the Influence of Friends is Risky for Teens

Teen drivers are far more reckless behind the wheel when driving with peers, suggesting that passengers’ attitudes can profoundly affect drivers' risk-taking behavior. ... More>