Research Discussion Forum
In this section we provide a forum for the discussion of emerging research in the field of developmental science. Our goal is to highlight research findings that expand our understanding of adolescent development. For each paper we highlight, we provide a brief overview of the paper, why we believe the work extends or refines our understanding, and a link to the full text. We invite you to contribute to our dialogue about each paper’s findings and the potential implication of the findings for translation. If you have a paper you would like us to consider including in the discussion forum, please submit it here.
What motivates adolescents? Neural responses to rewards and their influence on adolescents’ risk taking, learning, and cognitive control
Journal: Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews
Biological risk for the development of problem behavior in adolescence: Integrating insights from behavioral genetics and neuroscience
Journal: Child Development Perspectives (2015)
Change in protective factors across adolescent development
Journal: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (2015)
Self-affirmation alters the brain’s response to health messages and subsequent behavior change.
Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015)