Leaping without looking: adolescents, hormones, and risk

You’re running late. As you approach the railroad tracks, you hear the warning bells and notice the gates starting to drop. Do you stop and wait or dart across? According to recent research by Shulman and Cauffman (2013), how you assess the potential risks and benefits of these options could be influenced by your age.

As demonstrated by over a decade of research, the adolescent and adult brains operate in fundamentally different ways.… Read More