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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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Rebuilding with Adolescents in Mind: Key Takeaways from the Summer Webinar Series

July 30, 2021

Our Digital Communications Intern Allyson Nesmith, shares her reflections on our recent webinar series on school re-entry.

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Science in Action: A Research-Informed Intervention that Supports Youth in Foster Care

April 29, 2021

National Scientific Council member Dr. Leslie Leve, University of Oregon, spoke recently about how research can pinpoint the “key ingredients” that make more effective programs and interventions for youth.

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We All Need Wellness Days

March 22, 2021

Allyson Nesmith writes about how adolescents, and the institutions they interact with, are finding ways to form new health and wellness habits that could be helpful in non-pandemic times, too.

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For Many Students, Campus is the Holiday Home They Need

December 22, 2020

Allyson Nesmith explains why college policies that close dorms for extended holiday breaks may be driving some students from the safest and happiest home they have.

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November 9, 2020

It looks like young people turned out to vote in record numbers in the 2020 election, and their votes MATTERED.

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Adolescents Need Their Sleep: Can California’s Later School Start Times Help?

October 16, 2019

California's new minimum school start times are a step toward helping adolescents get the sleep they need for their health and well-being.

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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools—The Developmental Science Perspective

October 8, 2019

Monique Morris's Pushout documentary highlights the importance of aligning educational environments with adolescents' developmental needs for respect and empathy.

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