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Audio 11.1: Teenage Mood Swings
Description: This podcast reports research in Nature Neuroscience showing that a specific hormone called THP amplifies feelings and magnifies anxiety among adolescents, despite having a calming effect among adults.
Video 11.1: An Animated Look at the Teenage Brain
Description: This brief video offers a refreshing, wholly animated treatment of brain development during adolescence.
Video 11.2: The Teen Brain: A Work in Progress
Description: PBS’s Frontline presents an in-depth discussion of the teenage brain, focusing on the work done by Dr. Jay Giedd at the National Institute of Mental Health using magnetic resonance imaging.
Description: Contemporary psychology usually views adolescent impulsivity as a frontal lobe deficit. This article takes a different, more positive view: Drawing on evolutionary psychology, the author suggests that adult impulsivity reflects the adaptive exploration of the world.
Web 11.2: Moral Development in Adolescence
Description: This website reviews moral development in plain language, focusing on the contributions of the growth of cognition and identity.