Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions
February 3, 2011 | Grantee News | Juvenile Justice

This post describes a recent study by MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice director Laurence Steinberg that found teenage peer pressure has a distinct effect on brain signals involving risk and reward, which helps to explain why young people are more likely to misbehave and take risks when their friends are watching.

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