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Video 1: Peer Influence and Adolescent Behavior
Description: This video describes research being conducted on the impact peers have on adolescent decision-making.
Video 2: Adolescent Morality
Description: This video shows how new technology can allow us to look at what parts of the brain are involved when reasoning about moral decisions.
Video 3: Texting
Description: This video explains that texting might not be having the negative impact on adolescent writing skills that were once thought.
Video 4: Stereotype Threat
Description: This video describes how being exposed to stereotypes can actually impact our performance on subsequent tasks.
Audio 1: Multitasking
Description: This segment describes how multitasking during adolescence might be impacting normal brain development.
Audio 2: Binge Drinking
Description: This segment describes how binge drinking may damage areas of the brain necessary for forming new memories.
Audio 3: Pranks
Description: This segment describes how typical teenage pranks might actually be an indicator of high levels of creativity.
Audio 4: STEM
Description: This segment describes why it is important for parents and teachers to encourage young women to take pride in being good at math and science.
Audio 5: Non-College Options
Description: This segment describes concerns from parents whose children may be overlooked at the end of high school because they are choosing not to attend college right away.
Web 1: Slang
Description: This story from U.S. News describes how slang can impact adolescents’ performance in the classroom.
Web 2: Dropout Rates
Description: This website describes the prevalence and reasons for why teenagers choose to drop out of high school.
Web 3: Volunteering
Description: This website describes how volunteering can be beneficial for both the individual and the community.
Web 4: Search Institute
Description: This website describes the 40 developmental assets identified by the Search Institute in Minneapolis.