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Teens Learn About Teen Learning

September 23, 2022

Students from the 2022 UCLA Summer Research Boot Camp describe how learning about adolescent development taught them to look deeper into the issues around them and use data to find solutions.

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The Future of Developmental Science

September 6, 2022

The world is changing dramatically. So how does the way we study development need to change? We recap a panel discussion from the 2022 APA Summit on the future of developmental science, featuring NSCA member Dr. Candice Odgers.

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Designing Opportunities for the Science of Adolescence to Enhance Youth Engagement

August 1, 2022

Recently, the UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent brought together researchers, youth engagement practitioners, funders, and members of our Youth National Scientific Council on Adolescence (YNSCA) for a day-long meeting dedicated to enhancing youth engagement across domains.

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How Can We Enhance Belonging to Promote Exploration?

July 14, 2022

This was the fourth and final question tackled at our first annual Brain Development Symposium by panelists Nancy Deutsch, PhD, Director of Youth-Nex at the University of Virginia, and Joyce Pae, Principal at the Chicago Academy K-8 School.

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Is Failure Good for Exploration and Learning?

June 23, 2022

At our first annual Adolescent Brain Development Symposium we asked experts Dr. Catherine Hartley and Dr. Ken Ginsburg about how mistakes and unexpected outcomes can help us thrive.

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How Can We Support Risk Taking During Adolescence?

June 13, 2022

At our first annual Adolescent Brain Development Symposium we asked experts Molly Pencke, manager of the Bezos Scholars Program, and Wouter van den Bos, PhD, faculty at the University of Amsterdam.

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A “Sweet Spot” for Navigating Uncertainty

June 3, 2022

A study from researchers at UC Berkeley found that 13- to 15-year-olds appear to be better than younger children or adults at navigating unpredictability and uncertainty.

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What is Unique About Exploratory Learning During Adolescence?

May 25, 2022

What is unique about exploratory learning during adolescence? At our first annual Adolescent Brain Development Symposium we asked experts Jamila Walida Simon, Youth Development Specialist at New York State 4-H, and Dr. Ron Dahl, Director of the Institute of Human Development at UC Berkeley.

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Connections and the Foster Care System

April 6, 2022

We’re looking at the theme of connections, summarizing insights from Sixto Cancel and Dr. Leslie Leve, our guests on the latest episode of the Adaptivity podcast, on how the foster system can prioritize these essential relationships for youth.

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Helping Young People Navigate Breakups

February 28, 2022

Digital Content Contributor Allyson Nesmith recaps Breaking Up: An Online Panel Discussion on Love and Loss in Adolescence, where we discussed what young people need to navigate the feelings and learn from heartbreak.

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