Hormones and Health

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WHY TEENS TAKE RISKS: IT’S NOT A DEFICIT IN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Researchers report it might not be slowed prefrontal cortex development that drives teens to embark in risky behavior, as some common theories state. Instead, they argue, teens may make risky decisions as a means of experience building so they are better equipped at making important decisions later in life. READ MORE…