SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Knoll, L. J., Fuhrmann, D., Sakhardande, A. L., Stamp, F., Speekenbrink, M., & Blakemore, S. (2016). A window of opportunity for cognitive training in adolescence. Psychological Science, 27(12), 1620-1631. doi:10.1177/0956797616671327

Summary: Findings suggest that for certain cognitive skills, training during late adolescence and adulthood yields greater improvement than training earlier in adolescence, which highlights the relevance of this late developmental stage for education.

Article 2: Munakata, Y., Snyder, H. R., & Chatham, C. H. (2012). Developing cognitive control: Three key transitions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(2), 71-77. doi:10.1177/0963721412436807

Summary: In this article, we discuss three key developmental transitions toward more flexible behavior.

Article 3: Luna, B., Paulsen, D. J., Padmanabhan, A., & Geier, C. (2013). The teenage brain: Cognitive control and motivation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(2), 94-100. doi:10.1177/0963721413478416

Summary: Findings indicate that adolescents can exert adult-like control over their behavior but that they have limitations regarding the consistency with which they can generate optimal responses compared with adults.