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The Science Behind Adolescent Risk Taking and Exploration

December 20, 2019 | Filed in: Brief

It’s not only normal for adolescents to take risks and try new things, it’s an essential part of learning during these years. Being able and willing to take risks is a part of our natural tendency to explore new things in adolescence—in ways that help us discover who we are, expand our skills, and ultimately leave the safe nest of home. Recent research on adolescent risk taking helps us…

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